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A New Approach to Circuit Breaker Design Using Silicon Carbide Switches - Nov 21
Mechanical circuit breakers can be low cost with minimal losses, but they operate slowly and wear out. Solid state versions overcome the problems and are becoming increasing viable as replacements at...
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Automotive Power View All
LATEST FEATURE: Is the 12V Lead-Acid Battery Dead? - Nov 21 Read PDF
Yes, the 12 V lead-acid car battery is dead. Europe has decreed that no new cars will have lead-acid batteries after 2030, creating a considerable challenge for OEMs to find alternative solutions. While this may seem like a daunting task, it also presents a tremendous opportunity to eliminate the environmentally toxic battery while also reducing weight in a vehicle and improving overall efficiency..

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: How components influence reliability of DC/DC converterdesigns - issue 4/2017 Read PDF
The pressure to run DC/DC converters at higher operating temperatures to support dense clusters of computing power is growing...

Digital Power View All
LATEST FEATURE: Benefits of Direct 48V/1V Conversion - issue 1/2017 Read PDF
In data centres and telecom offices, the most important issues affecting decisions about power supply design are usually cost, efficiency and the available board real estate....

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: Designing Transformer Coupled Gate Drive Circuits and Gate Drive Transformers - Nov 21 Read PDF
Metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (MOSFET) and Insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) are amongst the most popular, efficient semiconductor devices for switching power supplies. For medium to high power switching applications, dedicated gate drivers are essential, because it would take too long to charge the gate capacitance for the gate of a power switch to be driven by the output of a logic IC...

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: Accurate Mains Frequency monitor with calibration - issue 4/2017 Read PDF
An AC power mains utility frequency is typically either 50Hz or 60Hz. The frequency variation is normally restricted to about +/- in most countries...

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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