The SP1000A series of hybrid energy management and correction systems from PMI guarantees and quantifies kilowatt-hour savings by reducing losses in power delivery, identifying and reducing harmonics, correcting for system imbalance, increasing equipment efficiency, and optimizing power utilization.
New generations of miniaturized power packages require thermal and electrical pathways into the board. Described here are these developments and a design example for a new and innovative printed circuit approach for a 150 – 300 A light electric vehicle power pack....More
There are two basic types of regulator ICs, linear and switch-mode. The linear regulator operates in the linear region and is always on, whereas basic the switch-mode type turns on and off and requires a rectifier to produce a dc output voltage....More
In this eGaN FET-silicon power shoot-out series article, we examine RF performance using the 200 V EPC2012  eGaN FET as a starting point. The eGaN FET is optimized as a power-switching device but also exhibits good RF characteristics. Future eGaN FET parts can be optimized for better RF performance at higher frequencies....More
“Designing Control Loops for Linear and Switching Power Supplies” is the latest book from Christophe Basso, a past contributer to Power Electronics. This book focuses on what engineers really need to know to compensate or stabilize a given control system. This article contains excerpts from the section of the book covering stability criteria....More