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Power Supplies & Energy Storage

Power Supply Design Tutorial (Part 1-2) – Topologies and Fundamentals, continued

Hello and welcome to part 1-2 of the Power Induced Design Power Supply Design Web seminar, brought to you by Power Electronics News. In this session we'll look at the three basic DC to DC converter topologies in more detail. We'll also examine the flyback converter, and some of t...

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Power Supply Design Tutorial

This series of tutorials explains in-depth design steps for the buck and the boost topology DC-DC switching regulators, supplemented by dedicated sessions on PCB layout and signal edge control for EMI that apply to all switching regulators. This tutorials series is split into 15 ...

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Special Report: driving industriously forward

One of the criticisms of the term “Internet of Things” is that it is too damn broad. It was expected and predicted that the various application areas involved would become sub-cultures within the IoT, and industrial systems have come out strongly as one of those areas. The sp...

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Choosing the right switch for the job: a guide to switch selection in mission-critical devices

When it comes to the performance of mission-critical devices, such as medical products or factory equipment, it’s no secret that accuracy and reliability are key success factors. Whether it’s an automatic external defibrillator (AED) for a heart attack victim or a pressure tr...

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A further look at the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is widely lambasted as an acronym by many in the industry for reasons varying from inappropriateness to inadequacy. The reality is that the term is both of those things, yet neither, because the real issue is that the IoT space is so huge that it requ...

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Intelligent power: Special Report

Power is a universal aspect of our industry (and the world), as there is no such thing as electronics without electricity (biotech notwithstanding). A significant amount of our ability to create advanced electronics lies in our ability to manage and deliver power exactly where ne...

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Securing power systems in cyberspace

Security is an issue as old as property and will exist as long as people have things to protect. Once upon a time, in order to secure a facility, one only had to worry about physical dangers. Put up a fence, buy a few dogs, and hire a couple of people with guns to walk around and...

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The Weekly Watt

August is always a tough month to fill the pages, so it’s always fun to take the time to ruminate on engineering issues that one would not worry about when deadlines are screaming at you. One way that I relax is by collecting antique gadgets. They help me understand technology ...

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The Weekly Watt

As we trudge through the heat of August, there are still a few news items out there during this notoriously slow news season. However, technology and business development never really stop.   One way to drum up interest is by promoting a given application space. Contin...

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The Weekly Watt

This has been an interesting week for power electronics if you are into motorsports, as Mercedes announced it was dropping the German DTM touring master’s competitive series and shifting those and other resources to Formula E. Porsche, who has already announced it is dropping o...

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The Weekly Watt

Summer is in full bloom, and one’s mind turns to leisure and the outdoors. An engineering mind may turn to all the electronics used in the outdoors and in harsh environments that have only come available because of the convergence of device integration, advanced packaging, and ...

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The Weekly Watt

There has been a lot of activity in the components space this week, with some interesting new products launched. In the area of power semiconductors, Infineon (www.infineon.com) expanded their IGBT module selection with the EconoPIM 3 package, with a current rating increased to 1...

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Automotive electronics and our continuing love affair with cars: Special Report

An AspenCore / Paul O’Shea Special Edition.   Power Electronics News dedicates this AspenCore Automotive Electronics Special Report to Paul O’Shea, who retired in July after more than 30 years in the business.   Industrialized culture is replete with sto...

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The primary requirements for Smart Grid evolution: Special Report

The Smart Grid concept is not new and there have been thousands of forums, talks, and papers given about it. I moderated a couple forums nearly a decade ago and really, the important points made then are still the important points now. We understood that the Smart Grid would be c...

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Solar storage moves out of the lab into mainstream: Special Report

Try to imagine what it would be like not to have access to energy, and specifically electrical energy. That movement of charged particles through a wire, which comes from a primary source such as fossil fuels and enables everything we do from providing mechanical advantage, opera...

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