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Press Releases from GD Rectifiers (116 total)

Effective Cooling Solutions using Heatsinks By GD Rectifiers

The continuously growing integration and performance densities of electronic components is resulting in higher losses which cause an increase in component temperature. Thermal management is becoming more and more important and is also often underestimated by design engineers. It is a well known fact that the assumed service life of an electronic component increases by approximately 50% for each 10°C temperature increase. For electronic components to fulfil their long-life function they

Mersen's New Surge Protection Catalogue by GD Rectifiers

Mersen is a world leader and manufacturer of SPDs and solutions in the field of lighting and surge protection. They design, manufacture, test and certify products and systems. They are leading experts in the safety and reliability of electrical equipment, offering global electrical protection solutions. Mersen is committed to innovation and safety testing. They have two surge test labs, one in Massachusetts and one in Spain, offering the widest range of

SEMIKRON’s Application Manual for Power Semiconductors by GD Rectifiers

Today, IGBT and power MOSFET modules are instrumental to the power electronic industry and are increasingly gaining traction in new fields. This compliments the ever increasing need for rectifier diodes and thyristors to offer a cost-effective means of connecting to the power supply grid. This application manual is intended to assist users with component selection and application. Semikron’s application manual features basic explanations and background information on semiconductor physics to provide

GD Rectifiers' Interview with Enerdoor on CE Certification

As one of the largest EMI-RFI filter manufacturers in the world, Enerdoor also offer a flat rate, on-site CE Certification and consulting service. GD Rectifiers interviewed Stefano Bertone, Sales Manager at Enerdoor to understand the benefits of Enerdoor’s CE certifications service and find out more about EMC testing. What are the benefits of being CE complaint? When equipment is CE compliant, facilities run more efficiently, which results in both logistical and economical

New Range of Sirio Current Transformers By GD Rectifiers

Introducing Sirio’s latest range of Current Transformers After 30 years of experience in the development and production of high frequency electromagnetic components, Sirio has launched a new family of current transformers. The new range of current transformers features: high reliability, isolation and safety, automatic production, standard raw materials, customisation and a wide range of application fields. EE Core Based Drive Transformers Pulse transformers are used in high frequency power converters, when an

IXYS 1000V Ultra Junction X-Class HiPerFET MOSFETs by GD Rectifiers

Optimised for soft-switching resonant mode power conversion applications IXYS’ new 1000V ultra junction X-Class HiPerFET MOSFETs were launched at PCIM earlier this year, the product line is well-suited for high efficiency, high-power density applications including: power supplies, battery chargers and welding inverters. Each of the new MOSFETs can replace several parallel connected higher on-resistance devices for simpler design, high reliability and lower cost. Features - Ultra low on-resistance RDS(on) and gate charge

PCIM 2019: Our Manufacturer Highlights By GD Rectifiers

Littelfuse This year at PCIM Littelfuse launched it’s new 1000V ultra junction X-class HiPerFET MOSFETs, the product line is well-suited for high efficiency, high-power density applications. These include resonant-mode power supplies, battery chargers and welding inverters. Each MOSFET can replace several parallel-connected higher on-resistance devices for simpler design, high reliability and lower cost. In addition to the 1000V ultra junction MOSFETs, Littelfuse also showcased several other products including: 150V ultra junction MOSFETs,

Rail Traction Converters and Subsystems by GD Rectifiers

GD Rectifiers provide modern, reliable, energy-efficient traction converters and subsystems designed for the rail industry. They supply a wide range of traction systems manufactured by KONČAR, including converters for coaches, locomotives, trains, trams and liquid cooling systems, power electronic building blocks and traction converters. KONČAR is a leading manufacturer of power electronics, protection, measurement and ripple control systems and devices for equipping complex plants in energetic, industry and transport.

From Design to Prototype and Volume Production: GD Rectifiers has the solution

From the initial design and everything in-between, GD Rectifiers has the right solution for you GD Rectifiers shows no sign of slowing down in it’s 55th year, the distributor supports projects at every stage. Where possible GD Rectifiers offer fast, free samples and expert FAE support at the design stage, along with tailored and flexible logistical services to minimise production costs. Supplier Relationships GD Rectifiers’ exceptional support is recognised by some

Enerdoor's High Power EMI Filters by GD Rectifiers

Enerdoor is a worldwide commercial manufacturer of EMI filters with locations, technical support and EMC labs in the U.S, Germany and Switzerland. They specialise in three-phase EMI filters offering a current range from 1 to 3000A with nominal voltage up to 690Vac. This EMI filter series is one of the largest and most dedicated solutions in the industrial automation industry. Enerdoor’s EMI filters provide high attenuation in a compact case with

Smart Ways to Source Semiconductor Components by GD Rectifiers

This year is set to be another successful period for the electronic components industry, with the demand for electric vehicles and the phenomenon of IoT taking off, the industry is booming and experiencing a long-awaited high. GD Rectifiers is an all-encompassing distributor of semiconductors, passive components and circuit protection devices, they also manufacture their own extensive range of rectifiers, regulators, selenium transient suppressors, power assemblies, custom designed capacitors, heatsinks, high voltage

SEMIKRON IGBT Drivers by GD Rectifiers

Semikron offers two different types of IGBT driver families, their extensive range is suitable for most applications. Driver cores from the SKHI and SKYPER family can be optimised using adapter boards for each module type. Semikron’s drivers such as the SKYPER Prime offer a fully qualified plug and play solution, saving time and costs in application. IGBT drivers are a vital device required between power transistors and controllers. Ultimately, the electronic

Specialist Distributors offer invaluable expertise by GD Rectifiers

Specialist distributors have been a vital link in the electronics supply chain for decades, but their importance continues to rapidly increase as more products and customers look to distributors for technical expertise. OEMs often like to purchase from specialised distributors because they have expertise in certain types of technology and product lines, they have a better understanding and knowledge of products, manufacturers and the underlying technology of the parts. This can

GD Rectifiers becomes an Official Distributor of Dynex Semiconductors

As of this month, GD Rectifiers are proud to announce that they are now an official distributor for Dynex’s industry leading high power IGBT modules and world-class fast recovery diodes. Dynex offers a large range of robust high power IGBT modules which suit traction drives, motor controllers and high reliability inverter applications. Dynex’s FRD modules provide reliability and increased efficiency, and are designed to match and work with their IGBT modules. Dynex

Interview with Paul Bentley, Managing Director of GD Rectifiers

GD Rectifiers has been a distributor of power semiconductors for over 54 years, as the industry’s one-stop shop for power electronic components, they offer a wide range of standard and customised solutions. Alongside distribution, GD Rectifiers works closely with customers to design and manufacture bespoke components, including: selenium and silicon rectifiers, suppressors, inverters, regulators, capacitors, heatsinks and power assemblies. They manufacture an extensive range of power components and assemblies to suit all

Component Shortages: The Smart Way to Buy From GD Rectifiers

Simple ways to work closely with your electronic component distributor to mitigate unnecessary risks The electronic components market is in popular demand with a wealth of strong new opportunities, applications, mergers and acquisitions having emerged throughout 2018. This year is set to be another strong year for electronic components which in turn means component prices and lead times will most likely continue to rise. The electronic component market is making it increasingly

SEMIKRON Product Catalogue 2018/2019 by GD Rectifiers

Semikron boosts a range of over 11,6000 different power semiconductors from 1Kw to 10MW, including chips, discrete diodes and thyristors, power modules (IGBT/MOSFET/diode/thyristor/CIB/IPM), driver and protection components and integrated subsystems. Amongst many other pioneering developments, in 1974 Semikron invented the world's first isolated power module, the Semipack. In 1996 Semikron also launched the MiniSKiiP – the first integrated IGBT rectifier circuits in solder-free spring contact technology. With more than 35 million modules

Bussmann's Industrial Red Spot Fuses by GD Rectifiers

Eaton is the leading source of fusible circuit protection solutions in the global marketplace. Eaton’s Bussmann series products are approved for use around the world and meet agency requirements and international standards: IEC, VDE, DIN, UL, CSA, BS and various others. The headquarters for Eaton’s Bussmann series product line is located in Burton-on-the-Wolds in Leicestershire (UK) and is part of Eaton’s Industrial Control and Protection EMEA division. Eaton manufactures over 50,000

API Capacitors' Guide to Obsolete Cpacitors by GD Rectifiers

Over the past decade or two the capacitor industry has seen some of the major OEM's either ceasing manufacture completely or discontinuing product lines, effectively making the capacitors within them obsolete. This can leave buyers and engineers trying to replace a part from a discontinued line of capacitors in a difficult situation. API Capacitors have designed this sourcing guide for those purchasers and engineers that have found themselves in the same

What is a Switching Regulator?

Discover the reasons why you should use a switching regulator and the benefits of using them A switching regulator is designed to take small levels of energy from the input voltage source and move them to the output, this is achieved by the regulation of energy transferred to the output helped by an electrical switch and controller. They regulate energy transfer to maintain a constant output voltage within the current limits.

How to Cope with Component Shortages By GD Rectifiers

Interview with Paul Bentley, Managing Director of GD Rectifiers 1) How have purchasing trends changed in the last 5 years? Several interesting trends have started to emerge, including the Internet of Things (IoT), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), robotics and the increase in demand for electric vehicles, all of these developments are affecting purchasing trends in the industry. Having stock on the shelf is also vital in today’s market.

Industrial IoT By GD Rectifiers

What is IIoT? Industrial IoT (also known as IIoT) is the application of the IoT to manufacturing and it is revolutionising the world of manufacturing by collecting, sharing, analysing and using huge amounts of data at far greater speed in a much more efficient way. The industrial internet of things is thought to transform companies and countries by changing the way industries work in the future. It is set to open up

Design Registrations for Distributors by GD Rectifiers

Discover the benefits of design registrations and how they are issued Distributors play a key role in helping customers launch new OEM systems and component manufacturers are increasingly looking for their distributors to help support the promotion and performance of their products. To help support component manufacturers, distributors usually have field application engineers (FAE’s) who will work with OEMs designers and will suggest which parts are the best fit for their

GD Rectifiers: Your Distributor

GD Rectifiers has been distributing an extensive range of electronic components for some of the world’s pioneering OEMs in the medical, rail, industrial, aviation, electronics and automotive industries for over 5 decades. We pride ourselves on our technical expertise within the industry and the ability to provide an exceptional service to our customers. We understand that sometimes the needs of the purchaser and the designer coincide, having immediate access to

Enerdoor's Motor Protection Snubber Range by GD Rectifiers

Enerdoor's latest product development, the FIN47SNB snubber benefits markets facing voltage wave reflection issues due to their use of variable frequency drives. Voltage wave reflection is a function of the voltage rise time (dV/dt) and the length of the motor cables. This sensation creates additional overvoltage spikes causing premature degradation and failure to motor insulation and bearings. The Challenge It can be challenging for OEMs and system integrators to ensure the installed

How to Cut the Cost of Sourcing Heatsinks by GD Rectifiers

Sourcing customised heatsinks can be a time-consuming and impractical task when requiring low volumes or needing to source a large run in a short space of time. GD Rectifiers shares their top tips on how to source heatsinks in the most cost effective way possible. 1. Choose a manufacturer that has sufficient stock of material When sourcing heatsinks you should always try to use a manufacturer that has the material you require

Advantages of using Silicon Carbide by GD Rectifiers

Silicon Carbide, a synthetic mineral is also known as carborundum, it is a semiconductor containing silicon and carbon with chemical formula SiC. Silicon Carbide offers numerous advantages such as higher power density, reduced cooling requirements and lower overall system costs in applications such as inverters, motor drives and battery chargers. Advantages 1. Silicon carbide typically loses just 1% of the energy lost by silicon during the reverse recovery phase 2. Silicon carbide devices

Obsolete Component Solutions by GD Rectifiers

GD Rectifiers’ obsolete solutions to help bring your designs to life GD Rectifiers offer a wide range of obsolete component solutions designed to help engineers, buyers and procurement specialists to continue the supply chain demand. Offering a comprehensive range obsolete semiconductors, including: high voltage diodes, flat based diodes, high voltage rectifiers, thyristors and fast turn-off thyristors, GD Rectifiers has positioned itself as the UK’s go-to power specialist for obsolete components. Boosting a

Distributors Help Start-ups by GD Rectifiers

Start-up companies and small independents are increasingly turning to distributors, not just for components for prototype builds, but for design, supply chain and manufacturing expertise needed to help bring their products to market. Start-ups are relying on distributors to provide the technical expertise and experience to help them select the right components and suppliers for design and help manage the supply chain. We have seen an increase in the maker movement recently

SEMIKRON - Your Ultimate Partner in Power Electronics by GD Rectifiers

Discover more about SEMIKRON’s SEMiX and MiniSKiiP product ranges In the world of electronics today, the way to guarantee maximum supply chain safety is to use industry standard power modules. SEMIKRON’s portfolio covers all the standard packages and are fully compatible and provide added value in the form of optimisations. By continually expanding their SEMiX and MiniSKiiP production capacities, they are able to meet our customers growing needs. What’s more, their application

Eaton’s Bussmann series electric vehicle fuses allow drivers to go further fas …

In August 2016 Eaton announced the release of its new Bussmann™ series electric vehicle (EV) fuses designed to provide superior circuit protection while incorporating innovative technologies that promote a vehicle with higher performance and longer range. The fuses are specifically designed to protect sensitive electric and hybrid automotive equipment, including high voltage, high capacity batteries, power conversion equipment, contactors, cabling and other auxiliary circuits – enhancing electrical system safety and reducing

Connecting customers with reliable power assembly solutions by GD Rectifiers

GD Rectifiers offers customers a wide range of reliable power assembly solutions and have been servicing engineers, buyers and procurement specialists throughout the power electronics industry for over 50 years. Power Assembly Solutions GD Rectifiers offers a broad range of power assembly services and solutions, from standard off-the-shelf assemblies, to components, custom designs and traction refurbishments. GD Rectifiers utilise the experience of their mechanical, electrical and power electronics engineering experts to

IXYS Introduces Low Cost Dual 5A Gate Driver IC by GD Rectifiers

The IX4340 low-cost Dual 5A Gate Driver IC is the latest addition to the IXYS Integrated Circuits Division gate driver portfolio and features two high current outputs, both capable of sourcing and sinking up to 5A. Both outputs have a maximum voltage rating of 20V, with matched propagation delays, the identical output drivers can be connected in parallel for higher current applications. The logic inputs are TTL and CMOS logic

R&D Collaborative Projects by GD Rectifiers

GD Rectifiers have extensive experience in collaborative R&D projects and are proud to work with some of the UK’s pioneering power electronic companies to drive design and innovation forward. This R&D service helps drive GD Rectifiers forward as a cutting edge manufacturer embracing fundamental technologies that support product development that contribute to next generation products throughout: renewable energy, embedded systems, smart metrering and the rail industry. Power Assemblies, Controllers and

Advantages of using GD Rectifiers as your Distributor

In recent years OEMs have started to operate with smaller in-house engineering teams, relying on distributors to provide a much greater technical input than ever before. Distributors are becoming more prominent in the supply chain of electronic components as the industry continues to evolve, and design engineers are constantly looking for technical support. GD Rectifiers have developed extensive in-house design expertise and abundant industry knowledge over the last 50 years and

Arcol Resistors Available at GD Rectifiers

GD Rectifiers distribute a wide range of Arcol power resistors designed for power generation, traction, renewables, drives and controls and marine applications. Arcol resistors are the preferred component supplier for high voltage and high energy applications in the medical, transport, military, aerospace and power distribution industries. Specialists in resistor technology, Arcol's aluminium housed power resistors range from 10 watts to 300 watts. Arcol's resistors are manufactured to meet the requirements of

SEMIKRON's SiC Power Modules Available at GD Rectifiers

SEMIKRON’s SiC Power Modules feature leading chip and packaging technology for the highest energy efficiency. The Full/hybrid SiC modules range from 10kw up to 350kw in 1200V and are typically used in the following applications: solar inverters, energy storage systems and motor drives. Both the hybrid and full silicon carbide power modules combine the benefits of proven industry standard power modules with SEMIKRON packaging technologies. A low module commutation inductance allows

Enerdoor's CE Certification Service available at GD Rectifiers

As one of the largest EMI and RFI filter manufacturers in the world, Enerdoor also offers CE Certification and consulting service. When equipment is CE compliant facilities run more efficiently which results in both logistical and economical benefits. What is the CE mark? The CE mark is a symbol that a manufacturer affixes to their products in order to meet the European law requirements. The list of products that apply the

GD Rectifiers Line Card 2018

Discover our products, services and capabilities by downloading our latest line card GD Rectifiers have been helping engineers, purchasing specialists and hobbyists achieve their goals through their extensive range of power electronics and customer service excellence for over 50 years. Delivering unrivalled account management and customer service, ensuring high-quality components are delivered on time and in budget, making them one of the UK’s leading distributors. GD Rectifiers work closely with their

Ocram’s High Voltage Diodes Available at GD Rectifiers

Ocram is a leading manufacturer of rotating diode assemblies, photovoltaic triple diode assemblies and high voltage diodes. Ocram was founded in 1999 and work in close partnership with Semikron to focus on innovation through renewable energy. They service motor drives, wind energy, solar energy, power supplies and transport equipment applications. Ocram’s High Voltage Diodes Ocram’s high voltage diodes are hermetically sealed in ceramic tubes and are suitable for solder or screw connections.

The Distributor Advantage by GD Rectifiers

Today, design engineers are becoming increasingly demanding of distributors. They require instant sample quantities, quality field application engineer (FAE), support flexible production logistics and competitive pricing. We explore the wide range of advantages that using distributors provide… Design and Technical Support The best distributors proactively encourage innovation and drive forward thinking. FAE’s use distributors technical expertise to identify new products that fill a niche in a project. The distributor is always at hand

RISQ: Assurance for the Rail Industry

The Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (also known as RISQ) assures over 110 buyers within the industry with greater confidence in doing business with over 4,300 suppliers. RISQ provides a greater insight in to the supply base they are engaging with to deliver the relevant goods and services. RISQ has recently transformed from being a concession provided by a third party to being brought in-house by RSSB, providing supplier assurance that

Benefits of using Film/Foil Capacitors

Film/foil capacitors consist of two aluminium foils acting as the electrodes. The foil electrodes are separated by a polymer film dielectric. These materials are non-inductively wound to form the capacitor element. The wire leads are soldered directly to the aluminium foil electrode which extends out on both sides of the capacitor element. A sufficient thickness of dielectric film is essential to withstand the applied electric field, this is because the foil

Managing Stock Allocations: 10 Tips to Prevent Long Lead Times by GD Rectifiers

The semiconductor industry is experiencing high demand and lengthy lead times particularly due to the growing demand in hybrid and electric mobility, regenerative power generation and industrial applications. We share our top 10 tips to managing your stock allocations in order to avoid long lead times and improve your time to market. Before Allocation 1. Place a scheduled order Buyers who have placed a scheduled order are always in

IXYS Silicon Carbide Power MOSFETs by GD Rectifiers

Silicon Carbide (SiC) is known as a semiconductor material offering very fast switching, very low on-state and switching losses and increased power density. These features can be used achieving smaller and more efficient converters following the trend to higher bus voltages. Silicon carbide is used in various applications including: high efficient DC-DC converters, solar inverters, UPS systems and supercharge solutions. IXYS offers silicon carbide solutions based on IXYS’ own ISOPLUS packaging

Enerdoor's EMC Solutions by GD Rectifiers

The Enerdoor Group is the industry's international leader in the development and production of Electromagnetic Solutions for automated and industrial machinery. Enerdoor provides a wide array of solutions for protection of machinery and equipment, CE approval and testing and elimination of noise, improved reliability and reduced downtime. The Enerdoor Group consists of: Eichhoff Elektro, FinMotor and FinLab which all sit under the parent company. GD Rectifiers is an official distributor

Bussmann’s New Fuse Holder Enhances Safety in High-Voltage Solar Installations …

Eaton's Bussmann Series has recently introduced a new Bussmann series DIN-Rail fuse holder specifically designed for 1500-volt (v) photovoltaic (PV) systems. The unique design of the CHPV15L85 fuse holder covers live parts when in the extracted position, offering a high degree of worker safety by preventing accidental contact during fuse replacement. Eaton develops and manufactures Bussmann series critical circuit protection, power management and electrical safety products designed to provide innovative

How to Select a Distributor Partner by GD Rectifiers

Distributors offer enormous benefits, our top tips will help you find the right one for you. Working with distributors to source electronic components presents a wide range of benefits but finding the right distributor to partner with can prove difficult and time consuming. We explore the four simple steps to finding the right distributor for your business. Product Portfolio Distributors, who are also in some cases manufacturers of components too, have access

IXYS UK Westcode Replacement Parts by GD Rectifiers

The amount of obsolescence parts in the electronic components industry has increased dramatically over the past 15 years. It is common for manufacturers to launch a product with a short lifecycle in comparison to the lifecycle of the equipment it is being used in, often discontinuing a product after just 12-18 months. GD Rectifiers work closely with IXYS UK Westcode on product discontinuations, to ensure we find product solutions and replacements

Electric Vehicles to Boost Semiconductor Demand by GD Rectifiers

The demand for electric vehicles is set to boost the semiconductor market by an annual growth rate of 7.7% to 2023. With plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, it is estimated that the majority of new cars and vans manufactured will be electric by 2030. It is predicted that revenue growth for semiconductors used in automotive systems will outnumber the growth rate of the overall semiconductor industry due to the demand and

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