Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) power acts as an energy store to be used as a primary source of energy for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids.
Use of a switching regulator and an LDO in a connected, wireless product while controlling linear regulator noise.
Power factor correction (PFC) and primary-side regulation (PSR) are used to help to simplify and lower the costs of LED designs.
Power converter designers increase the density and decrease the package size of computer servers by using advanced control and novel SIP techniques.
LED-driver manufacturers incorporate power-factor correction as well as primary-side regulation to lower cost and flyback topology to simplify the design.
A review of the design options provided by different IGBT architectures that can favor one form of IGBT, such as symmetric vs asymmetric blocking, over another.
Learn voltage- and current-mode control technique for PWM-signal generation in switching-voltage regulators and where each application is best suited.
A look at improvements that achieve jitter-free operation at high frequency on products including International Rectifier’s IR3899 buck regulator.
This article looks at the architectural improvements and newer processing techniques that are pushing silicon device thermal ratings up.
This article will examine a number of the key parameters for MOSFETs in typical DC/DC converter applications that reflect trends towards reduced Rds(on) and low switching losses through good charge-storage characteristics.
Force and acceleration sensors have been around for a long time, yet they continue to show interesting technology advances aimed at meeting new and evolving uses in military, industrial, consumer electronics, mobile, and medical applications.
This article looks at developments in power MOSFETs and IGBTs to address demands for power components for motion-control systems that deliver energy in precise charge packets to motor windings.
The advantages of multiphase buck converters including lower transitional losses, lower output ripple voltage and better transient performance.
Power Factor Correction (PFC) for the telecom industry using various techniques.
As rising energy prices take effect and legislation outlaws incandescent bulbs, homeowners are looking for more energy-efficient lighting that provides them with the quality of illumination and control that they have come to expect.
Stretching the power budget is a common challenge for design engineers developing battery-powered products.
Aesthetic considerations dominate the choice of lighting for retail, hospitality, and many commercial installations. However, governments are increasingly concerned about energy consumption in the retail environment.
Industrial users face a number of pressures when it comes to selecting light sources. Regulations and economic pressures are pushing them to invest in energy-efficient lighting, including light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that can offer long lifetimes.
Datacenter servers, telecom systems, and military infrastructure equipment, among other mission-critical applications, cannot tolerate any failures or downtime.
Active ORing offers significant benefits using MOSFETs over Schottky diodes, but it does impose some design parameters that engineers need to appreciate in order to develop the most appropriate solution.