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NewSpace demands low voltage, high current power for performance and longevity - Nov 2022
Matt Renola, Senior Director, Global Business Development – Aerospace & Defense
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Automotive Power View All
LATEST FEATURE: GaN Power Behind Mild Hybrid Vehicle Electrification - November 2022 Read PDF
The hybrid vehicle market has more than doubled from 2017 from 2.0 to 5.1 percent [1] and by 2025, one of every 10 vehicles sold worldwide is projected to be a 48 V mild hybrid. 48 V systems boost fuel efficiency, deliver four times the power without increasing engine size, and reduce carbon-dioxide emissions without increasing system costs.

Avionic Power View All
LATEST FEATURE: DC/DC Converters meet most demanding applications - issue 7/2010 Read PDF
Many small lightweight DC/DC converters for military, civil aviation and other applications requiring greater reliability, combine technical features such as hign power density, hybrid think film technology, hermetic package, full military temperature range, multiple input and output voltage ranges, built-in front end EMI filter and power ratings up to 120W......

Battery Power View All
LATEST FEATURE: Maximising Cell Monitoring Accuracy and Data Integrity - issue 1/2016 Read PDF
Grid-connected battery arrays are viable backup and carry-through power sources; application-specific measurement ICs which meet their unique and sophisticated requirements ensure relaible system performance..

DC/DC Converters View All
LATEST FEATURE: DC/DC Converter Design Basics - May 2022 Read PDF
Most electronic equipment incorporates DC/DC conversion in some form. The switched-mode technique is an efficient solution which enables step up and step down in voltage as well as isolation, with small magnetics. This article gives a broad review of the technology and some commercial implementations..

Digital Power View All
LATEST FEATURE: Finding the Right Technology to Solve Datacenter Power Challenges - Nov/Dec 2022 Read PDF
Although Silicon (Si) is the most familiar technology, its smaller bandgap limits operating temperature, its low breakdown electric field restricts its use to lower voltages, and its low thermal conductivity limits power density compared to wide bandgap (WBG) materials, like gallium nitride (GaN) and Silicon Carbide (SiC). Digitization and the rapid deployment of cloud services have boosted the growth of datacenters worldwide. WBG helps to reduce their power consumption.

Energy Efficiency View All
LATEST FEATURE: Smart Sensors for grid modernisation - issue 5/2017 Read PDF
Grid modernization initiatives are gaining momentum around the globe. upgraded energy grids enable the integration of conventional energy sources with renewables and energy storage....

Energy Harvesting View All
LATEST FEATURE: Powering Low-Power Sensors for the Internet of Things - May 2021 Read PDF
Low-power sensors for the Internet of Things will be embedded into streets, offices and factories to collect data for years and share it with the cloud, most likely wirelessly. The use of batteries as a power source is one of the key areas developers have to address. It comprises many issues around limited lifetimes, product sustainability, manufacturing materials, shipment issues and the disposal of the battery at the end of its life.

IGBT Drivers View All
LATEST FEATURE: Why gate drivers are key to successful electric vehicle designs - Nov/Dec 2022 Read PDF
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Industrial Power View All
LATEST FEATURE: Field Control Leads to Better AC Motor Efficiency - issue 4/2019 Read PDF
Many of AC motor designs are relatively low cost and easy to drive. They are also quite inefficient in terms of energy, particularly at low speeds...

Inverter Design View All
LATEST FEATURE: Optimizing the Switching Stage in Wind Power Applications - May 2022 Read PDF
Efficient power conversion is an important part of maximizing the cost-effectiveness of the switching stage in a wind-powered generator. Much effort has been expended in maximizing switching efficiency with excellent results. In this article, we will look at optimizing the utilization of the switches to increase the amount of power that can be processed by a given system.

Lighting Power View All
LATEST FEATURE: Next-Gen LED Lighting Designs Driven by SIC Devices - issue 5/2015 Read PDF
As LED lighting designs move into higher power applications, power electronics engineers can achieve simplified architectures, higher reliability and lower through the benefits of Silicon Carbide power devices....

Measurement & Control View All
LATEST FEATURE: Next Generation of Precision Power Analyzers for Drives and EV Technology - issue 2/2019 Read PDF
As renewable energy, electric vehicles and energy efficient technologies gain wider adoption, the need for reliability in testing efficiency, performance and safety is greatly increasing...

Mobile Devices View All
LATEST FEATURE: Power Solutions forMobile TV Applications in Cellular Handsets Read PDF
Mobile phones have evolved from simplistic devices of portable communication to dynamic multifunctional pieces of technology. Today, despite drastic reductions in size, users demand more and more features, ranging from internet connectivity to video highlights. These features necessitate modifications to the power solutions deployed in the handset; very efficient power management solutions that are small in real estate are required in order to maintain battery life.

Motion Control View All
LATEST FEATURE: Using FREDFETs in BLDC motor drivers to overcome thermal challenges - issue 1/2019 Read PDF
A recent IHS report suggests that the global market for brushless DC (BLDC) motors in home applications is set to rise from around 430 million units per year to 750 million units per year over the next five years..

Power Capacitors View All
LATEST FEATURE: Power Capacitor Technologies for WBG Power Semiconductors - issues 6/2019 Read PDF
In the field of power electronics conventional semiconductors based on Silicon are increasingly being replaced by wide band-gap (WBG) technologies based on GaN and SiC...

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