Industry 4.0 and the IIoT are becoming increasingly established. The digital transformation has long been underway in manufacturing companies around the world. Analysts from leading market research institutes collectively speak of a market worth billions for components and solutions. Industrial switches play a key role here.
48V power networks enable low-cost mild hybrid vehicles that allow OEMs to comply with current CO2 limits. However, a trend towards plug-in hybrids and pure electric vehicles is emerging. Is there any point in continuing to invest in 48V technology?
Since Kontron’s acquisition of Fujitsu’s Industrial Mainboard Division, the transition process has been now been completed. Kontron is not only continuing Fujitsu’s business seamlessly, but is also developing it further with new developments “designed & manufactured in Germany”.
The growth in the use of silicon carbide (SiC) in power electronics is gaining pace, because it allows for reduced power and switching losses as well as more compact form factors compared to silicon – and falling prices make it an increasingly compelling option for power semiconductor developers.
Supercaps, also known as ultracapacitors, are still considered to be a newcomer product. Despite only gaining significant attention in recent years, they are a tried, tested and proven double-layer technology that has seen an encouraging and constant growth in popularity. 3V technology can only be a boon for their appeal.