Trends & Analysis http://powerelectronics.com/taxonomy/term/20091/more en DIY Monolithic Power Management ICs http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/diy-monolithic-power-management-ics <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A library of selectable standard analog building blocks and unique software enables the in-house design and production of a monolithic power management IC.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/diy-monolithic-power-management-ics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/diy-monolithic-power-management-ics#comments Trends & Analysis Power Management PMICs Tue, 20 Dec 2016 22:45:00 +0000 61141 at http://powerelectronics.com Monolithic Buck-Boost DC-DC Converter Delivers Up to 18 V and 5 A http://powerelectronics.com/dc-dc-converters/monolithic-buck-boost-dc-dc-converter-delivers-18-v-and-5 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Linear Technology’s LTC3119 is an efficient, monolithic buck-boost converter that operates with inputs from 2.5 to 18 V, making it well-suited to operate from one- to four-cell Li-ion batteries.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/dc-dc-converters/monolithic-buck-boost-dc-dc-converter-delivers-18-v-and-5" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/dc-dc-converters/monolithic-buck-boost-dc-dc-converter-delivers-18-v-and-5#comments Products Trends & Analysis DC-DC Converters Sun, 04 Dec 2016 04:10:00 +0000 61131 at http://powerelectronics.com User-Configurable Multiphase Converters Can Handle Up to 450A Loads http://powerelectronics.com/dc-dc-converters/user-configurable-multiphase-converters-can-handle-450a-loads <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Intersil Corporation’s digital multiphase PWM controllers and their associated Smart Power Stages provide a scalable output of 10A to 450A.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/dc-dc-converters/user-configurable-multiphase-converters-can-handle-450a-loads" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/dc-dc-converters/user-configurable-multiphase-converters-can-handle-450a-loads#comments Automotive Products Trends & Analysis DC-DC Converters Robotics Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:20:00 +0000 61121 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Intersil).</p> BMW i3 Concept Car Relies on Wireless Feedback of Individual Battery Cell Performance http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/bmw-i3-concept-car-relies-wireless-feedback-individual-battery-cell-performance <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>An electric vehicle employs wireless communication to relay performance feedback on individual battery cells to a host processor, replacing hard-wiring previously used for the same purpose.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/bmw-i3-concept-car-relies-wireless-feedback-individual-battery-cell-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/bmw-i3-concept-car-relies-wireless-feedback-individual-battery-cell-performance#comments Automotive Trends & Analysis Portable Power Management Power Management Wed, 23 Nov 2016 04:30:00 +0000 60961 at http://powerelectronics.com Design Notebook: Four Interleaved Flybacks Yield Power Factor Correction http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/design-notebook-four-interleaved-flybacks-yield-power-factor-correction <div class="field-byline"> Charles Barnett, Leightner Electronics, and Steve Sandler, Picotest </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>When operated in the discontinuous mode, four interleaved flyback converter circuits automatically provide power factor correction (PFC).</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/design-notebook-four-interleaved-flybacks-yield-power-factor-correction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/design-notebook-four-interleaved-flybacks-yield-power-factor-correction#comments Trends & Analysis Mobile Robotics Power Management PMICs Tue, 15 Nov 2016 15:00:00 +0000 60721 at http://powerelectronics.com Hysteretic-Mode Converters Demystified - Part 3: Regulator Stability http://powerelectronics.com/dc-dc-converters/hysteretic-mode-converters-demystified-part-3-regulator-stability <div class="field-byline"> Masashi Nogawa, Senior Systems Engineer, Texas Instruments </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Part 3 will review ac behavior and stability of hysteretic-mode (HM) compared with voltage-mode (VM) and current-mode (CM) control in depth.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/dc-dc-converters/hysteretic-mode-converters-demystified-part-3-regulator-stability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/dc-dc-converters/hysteretic-mode-converters-demystified-part-3-regulator-stability#comments Trends & Analysis DC-DC Converters Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:20:00 +0000 60311 at http://powerelectronics.com Unique Driver Architecture Enhances GaN-Based Isolated Power-Supply Designs http://powerelectronics.com/gan-transistors/unique-driver-architecture-enhances-gan-based-isolated-power-supply-designs <div class="field-byline"> CEO Joe Duigan and CTO Dr. Karl Rinne, Heyday Integrated Circuits </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>GaN-on-silicon E-HEMT transistors are the choice for maximum performance, efficiency and cost-effective power supplies. Cost-effective driver technology enhances supply performance by simplifying layout, reducing component count, and improving reliability. </div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/gan-transistors/unique-driver-architecture-enhances-gan-based-isolated-power-supply-designs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/gan-transistors/unique-driver-architecture-enhances-gan-based-isolated-power-supply-designs#comments Trends & Analysis Robotics GaN Transistors Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:40:00 +0000 60101 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of&nbsp;Heyday Integrated Circuits).</p> Selecting Power Supplies for Peak Load Applications http://powerelectronics.com/ac-dc-power-supplies/selecting-power-supplies-peak-load-applications <div class="field-byline"> Gary Bocock, Technical Director, XP Power </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Selecting and evaluating a power supply for peak load applications based on readily available thermal data, rather than one continuously rated for the full peak power results in a smaller, lighter, lower cost solution without compromising the performance, reliability and lifetime of the end application.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/ac-dc-power-supplies/selecting-power-supplies-peak-load-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/ac-dc-power-supplies/selecting-power-supplies-peak-load-applications#comments AC-DC Power Supplies Trends & Analysis Robotics Tue, 20 Sep 2016 20:15:00 +0000 60091 at http://powerelectronics.com Reduce Reactive Grid Currents with Ripple Current Steering Filtering http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/reduce-reactive-grid-currents-ripple-current-steering-filtering <div class="field-byline"> Harry Dellamano, Consultant, TD Systems </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>This article describes how off-the-shelf SMD components can be used with a normal PFC inductor for Ripple Current Steering Filtering.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/reduce-reactive-grid-currents-ripple-current-steering-filtering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/reduce-reactive-grid-currents-ripple-current-steering-filtering#comments Trends & Analysis Passive Components Power Electronics Systems Sat, 27 Aug 2016 03:35:00 +0000 59741 at http://powerelectronics.com Innovative Packaging Yields 40A Synchronous Buck Converter IC http://powerelectronics.com/dc-dc-converters/innovative-packaging-yields-40a-synchronous-buck-converter-ic <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Multi-chip module in a QFN-type package employs internal discrete MOSFETs to produce an efficient, synchronous buck converter capable of driving up to a 40A load.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/dc-dc-converters/innovative-packaging-yields-40a-synchronous-buck-converter-ic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/dc-dc-converters/innovative-packaging-yields-40a-synchronous-buck-converter-ic#comments Trends & Analysis DC-DC Converters Thu, 04 Aug 2016 18:35:00 +0000 59481 at http://powerelectronics.com