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Power Supplies & Energy Storage

Video – OnSemi demonstrates their Power Supply WebDesigner software tool

In this video Brian from On Semiconductor explains the latest module in their Power Supply WebDesigner online tool at APEC 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. The new module allows you to design a DC-DC boost converter using discrete components. www.onsemi.com...

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Video – Dewesoft explains their live power analysis demo at Battery World 2018

In this video Dewesoft explains their live power analysis demo at Battery World 2018 in Hannover, Germany. The demo uses a small electric car on a dynamometer, showing how the system can capture and analyze all aspects of the system. www.dewesoft.com...

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Video – Power Integrations’ impressive demo of their new digital power solution

In this video Andy Smith of Power Integrations talks to Alix Paultre at APEC 2018 in San Antonio, Texas, about their newest Innoswitch3 power IC, now with digital control capability. In a dramatic demonstration of the flexibility and speed of the device, Andy shows how the Innosw...

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Tom Lawson of CogniPower explains the importance of predictive energy balancing

In this video Tom Lawson, Founder and President of CogniPower talks to Alix Paultre about the importance of predictive energy balancing in advanced power systems. He explains their live demo using an audio signal to demonstrate the agility of the power system to track a dynamic s...

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Video – TI explains their latest GaN-based AC-DC solution at APEC

In this video Texas Instruments explains their latest GaN-based AC-DC solution at APEC 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. Their UCC28780 Adaptive Zero Voltage Switching Active-Clamp Flyback Controller enables high-density AC-to-DC power supplies that comply with stringent global efficie...

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Video – ADI demonstrates their updated Silent Switcher power tech for reduced EMI at APEC 2018

In this video Analog Device's Tony Armstrong talks to Alix Paultre of Power Electronics News about how they updated ADI Silent Switcher power tech with improved magnetic cancellation for reduced EMI. In the live demonstration Tony shows how the radiated conducted emissions are ov...

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Addressing advanced automotive power systems

It’s easy to appreciate the benefits of the electronics that power the many functions in a modern vehicle, the heated seats, air conditioning, navigation, infotainment, and safety systems designed to increase comfort and our overall driving experience. It’s hard to imagine wh...

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Video – OnSemi describes their latest flyback LED controller demo at APEC 2018

In this video an engineer from On Semiconductor explains their live demo of their latest LED controller demo at APEC 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. The dimmable NCL30386 is a power factor corrected flyback controller targeting isolated constant-current LED drivers, operating in a qu...

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Video – TI shows an 8-kW 3-phase bidirectional GaN-based grid converter at APEC 2018

In this video TI shows a demonstration of an 8-kW 3-phase bidirectional GaN-based grid converter created in a joint effort with Siemens at APEC 2018. In the demonstration the power circuit, operating at 150 kH, showed excellent thermal performance (under a thermal camera) and out...

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TI describes their latest integrated board-level power modules

In this video Texas Instruments describes their latest family of board-level power modules with integrated passives and magnetics at Embedded World 2018. The modules are intended to allow designers to more easily drive TI's latest ICs. www.ti.com...

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APEC’s growth reflects the health of the power industry

This year’s Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) in San Antonio (Anaheim, CA next year) was larger than the last, and represents the new energy in the power industry (pun intended). Over 5,000 power electronics engineering professionals attended, and APEC broke records i...

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PCB Layout for EMC, Part 2 – Power Supply Design Tutorial Section 3-2

This is part 3-2, a continuation of my personal favorite session of the entire series, where I will talk about PCB design for the best possible electromagnetic compatibility or EMC. Section 3-2 Agenda Noise transfer – by shared conductors A noise transfer test ...

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Video – On Semi demonstrates their latest wireless power and signal technology

In this video Bruno Damien from On Semiconductor talks to Alix Paultre about their latest wireless and batteryless energy-harvesting technology at embedded World 2018 in Nuremnberg, Germany. The live demonstrations included a wireless and batteryless sensor, memory with NFC EEPRO...

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Video – novel energy-harvesting device can extract power from almost anywhere

In this video, Jeff Shepard demonstrates and explains the revolutionary Evercell thermal energy harvester in a meeting with Alix Paultre at the APEC conference and exhibition in San Antonio, Texas. This Evercell thermal harvester unit is seen producing a constant output in the li...

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Alex Lidow walks Alix Paultre through the EPC booth at APEC 2018

In this video, Alex Lidow, founder and CEO of EPC, talks to Alix Paultre, editor-in-chief of Power Electronics News, about the various demonstrations of GaN-based solutions at the EPC booth at APEC 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. The high-frequency operation and other advanced perfor...

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Video – Fraunhofer energy-harvesting demo at Embedded World 2018

In this video, Fraunhofer explains its energy-harvesting demonstrations at Embedded World 2018. The demonstrations show real-world applications such as flow and temperature measurement sensors driven by vibration, temperature, or other external energy sources for battery-free...

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Power Standards Lab unveils grid stability tester at DistribuTECH

Power Standards Lab, a leader in grid instruments, announced Grid Thumper, a breakthrough solution for testing the stability of microgrids, distribution grids, and back-up power systems. When subjected to stand-alone certification testing, individual pieces of grid equipment (gen...

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Video-STORM Eindhoven explains their e-bike with a modular battery

In this video, STORM Eindhoven talks about how its team created what they claim as the world's first electric touring motorcycle. To demonstrate the viability of the e-bike's novel modular battery system, the team took the electric motorcycle on a tour that took it around the...

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Wireless charging: advanced technology delivers real benefits

Power needs to catch up with data and become wireless to truly empower the latest generation of mobile devices. In this technical article, Infineon reviews the design challenges and standards that drive this new sector before looking at technologies that make this vital step poss...

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Improving the automotive power distribution architecture

In automobiles, a revolution has occurred in essentially all design aspects, from engine management to body control functions, to wheels, braking, safety and more. Only one aspect remains the same as a century ago: the power distribution architecture. This remaining vestige is ab...

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