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Packaging solution for GaN-on-200mm Si power devices

The wide-bandgap material gallium-nitride (GaN) has many advantages over silicon (Si) when it comes to applications in the area of power electronics. With a higher breakdown strength and lower on-resistance, GaN-based power devices can convert power more efficiently than today’...

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Step-by-Step Example for Practical PCB Design – Power Supply Design Tutorial Section 3-3

Welcome to section, 3-3 of our Power Supply Design Tutorial. If you have seen yet parts 3-1 and 3-2, I strongly encourage you to do so. Since this section takes all the theory discussed in the previous two, it represents a step-by-step application of it all for a practical PCB de...

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PCB Layout for EMC – Power Supply Design Tutorial Section 3-1

This is part 3-1, the beginning of my personal favourite session of the entire series, where we'll talk about PCB design for the best possible electromagnetic compatibility or EMC.  Section 3-1 Agenda  •       Electron “psychology” •       Inductors –...

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The long gestation of Industry 4.0

Thirty years ago, Siemens ran a series of ads promoting computer-based systems for industrial applications using posters by a then-famous German cartoonist that made fun of corporations and how they performed industrial tasks like mechanical drafting, manufacturing measurement, a...

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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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Household substitutes for CPU thermal paste

Thermal paste, or some oily thermal interface material, is necessary because it fills in the microscopic imperfections that otherwise trap air particles between the CPU and the heatsink, preventing the CPU from properly cooling. Heat radiates outward from the CPU to the heatsink,...

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