Trends & Analysis en Subcutaneous Solar Cells Could Power Pacemakers <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A new study provides real-life data on the potential of powering medical implants with solar cells.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alternative Energy Industry Trends & Analysis Solar Fri, 27 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000 61261 at 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trends & Analysis Power Management PMICs Tue, 20 Dec 2016 22:45:00 +0000 61141 at Monolithic Buck-Boost DC-DC Converter Delivers Up to 18 V and 5 A <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Products Trends & Analysis DC-DC Converters Sun, 04 Dec 2016 04:10:00 +0000 61131 at User-Configurable Multiphase Converters Can Handle Up to 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automotive Products Trends & Analysis DC-DC Converters Robotics Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:20:00 +0000 61121 at <p>(Image courtesy of Intersil).</p> BMW i3 Concept Car Relies on Wireless Feedback of 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automotive Trends & Analysis Portable Power Management Power Management Wed, 23 Nov 2016 04:30:00 +0000 60961 at 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trends & Analysis Mobile Robotics Power Management PMICs Tue, 15 Nov 2016 15:00:00 +0000 60721 at 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trends & Analysis DC-DC Converters Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:20:00 +0000 60311 at 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trends & Analysis Robotics GaN Transistors Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:40:00 +0000 60101 at <p>(Image courtesy of&nbsp;Heyday Integrated Circuits).</p> Selecting Power Supplies for 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> AC-DC Power Supplies Trends & Analysis Robotics Tue, 20 Sep 2016 20:15:00 +0000 60091 at Reduce Reactive Grid Currents with 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trends & Analysis Passive Components Power Electronics Systems Sat, 27 Aug 2016 03:35:00 +0000 59741 at