Design Solutions http://powerelectronics.com/taxonomy/term/20131/more en "Kickstarter" Can Kick Start Your Project http://powerelectronics.com/trends-amp-analysis/kickstarter-can-kick-start-your-project <div class="field-deck"> Do You Have An Idea For A New Product And Needs Funds To Develop It? There is a way to obtain funding for a new product. It’s called Kickstarter and is a new way to fund creative projects. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Do You Have An Idea For A New Product And Needs Funds To Develop It? There is a way to obtain funding for a new product. It’s called Kickstarter and is a new way to fund creative projects. </div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/trends-amp-analysis/kickstarter-can-kick-start-your-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/trends-amp-analysis/kickstarter-can-kick-start-your-project#comments Design Solutions Trends & Analysis Power Electronics Systems Mon, 03 Mar 2014 18:17:00 +0000 31371 at http://powerelectronics.com Five Things Every Engineer Should Know About Bode Plots http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/five-things-every-engineer-should-know-about-bode-plots <div class="field-byline"> Steve Sandler, Picotest </div> <div class="field-deck"> The Bode plot is recognized for its simplicity and the simple asymptotic approach makes the method useful for both design and assessment of power system control loops. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Bode plot is recognized for its simplicity and the simple asymptotic approach makes the method useful for both design and assessment of power system control loops. </div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/five-things-every-engineer-should-know-about-bode-plots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/five-things-every-engineer-should-know-about-bode-plots#comments Engineering Essentials Design Solutions Power Electronics Systems Tue, 21 Jan 2014 16:45:00 +0000 30111 at http://powerelectronics.com Book Covers DIY Open-Source Hardware for Science Projects http://powerelectronics.com/blog/book-covers-diy-open-source-hardware-science-projects <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Research projects can benefit from do it yourself (DIY) techniques to design and build open-source hardware.</p> <p>Open-Source Lab: How to Build Your Own Hardware and Reduce Research Costs&nbsp;was written by Joshua M. Pearce, a member of the faculty of Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI. The book is intended as an introductory guide on how to take advantage of the benefits of open-source hardware for science-related projects.</p> <p>Briefly, the chapters are:</p></div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/blog/book-covers-diy-open-source-hardware-science-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/blog/book-covers-diy-open-source-hardware-science-projects#comments Engineering Essentials Design Solutions Power Electronics Systems The Power Plant Thu, 19 Dec 2013 18:08:00 +0000 29661 at http://powerelectronics.com PDN Basics –Paralleling Tantalum and Ceramic Capacitors Can Be Risky http://powerelectronics.com/passive-components/pdn-basics-paralleling-tantalum-and-ceramic-capacitors-can-be-risky <div class="field-byline"> Steve Sandler, Picotest </div> <div class="field-deck"> Paralleling capacitors to achieve high frequency sideband decoupling must take into account the performance characteristics of individual capacitors. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Paralleling capacitors to achieve high frequency sideband decoupling must take into account the performance characteristics of individual capacitors.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/passive-components/pdn-basics-paralleling-tantalum-and-ceramic-capacitors-can-be-risky" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/passive-components/pdn-basics-paralleling-tantalum-and-ceramic-capacitors-can-be-risky#comments Design Solutions Passive Components Wed, 27 Nov 2013 15:27:00 +0000 29021 at http://powerelectronics.com Reader Q&A of the Month: Alex Lidow Answers Your Questions http://powerelectronics.com/community/reader-qa-month-alex-lidow-answers-your-questions <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Would you like advice from an expert to help with a project, design problem, or help navigating your career? You can now get your questions answered by Power Electronics’ featured industry experts. </div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/community/reader-qa-month-alex-lidow-answers-your-questions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/community/reader-qa-month-alex-lidow-answers-your-questions#comments Automotive Engineering Essentials Design Solutions Energy Discrete Power Semis Power Management Community Thu, 13 Jun 2013 15:24:00 +0000 19382 at http://powerelectronics.com Layout Power Supply Boards to Minimize EMI: Part 2 http://powerelectronics.com/thermal-management/layout-power-supply-boards-minimize-emi-part-2 <div class="field-byline"> Christian Kueck, Linear Technology Corp. </div> <div class="field-deck"> The second part of this feature on controlling EMI in power supply boards explores the challenges posed by external switch drive signals and the effectiveness of shielding techniques. Methods to optimize EMI performance are also discussed. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The second part of this feature on controlling EMI in power supply boards explores the challenges posed by external switch drive signals and the effectiveness of shielding techniques. Methods to optimize EMI performance are also discussed.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/thermal-management/layout-power-supply-boards-minimize-emi-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/thermal-management/layout-power-supply-boards-minimize-emi-part-2#comments Design Solutions Thermal Management Thu, 21 Feb 2013 00:56:00 +0000 12781 at http://powerelectronics.com eGaN® FET-Silicon Power Shoot Out Volume 12: Optimizing Dead Time http://powerelectronics.com/discrete-power-semis/egan-fet-silicon-power-shoot-out-volume-12-optimizing-dead-time <div class="field-byline"> Johan Strydom and David Reusch </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Significant efforts have been made to show the performance improvements achievable with eGaN® FETs over silicon MOSFETs in both hard and soft switching applications. This volume of the eGaN FET-Silicon power shoot-out series continues to examine the optimization trend and look at the impact of dead-time on system efficiency for eGaN FETs and MOSFETs.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/discrete-power-semis/egan-fet-silicon-power-shoot-out-volume-12-optimizing-dead-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/discrete-power-semis/egan-fet-silicon-power-shoot-out-volume-12-optimizing-dead-time#comments Design Solutions Discrete Power Semis Thu, 03 Jan 2013 15:23:00 +0000 8601 at http://powerelectronics.com Layout Power Supply Boards to Minimize EMI: Part 1 http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/layout-power-supply-boards-minimize-emi-part-1 <div class="field-byline"> Christian Kueck </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>PC-board layout sets the functional, electromagnetic interference (EMI), and thermal behavior of a power supply. Good layout from first prototyping on actually saves significant resources in EMI filters, mechanical shielding, EMI test time and PC board runs. The design goal for this process is to minimize EMI by optimizing board layout.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/layout-power-supply-boards-minimize-emi-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/layout-power-supply-boards-minimize-emi-part-1#comments Design Solutions Power Electronics Systems Content Thu, 03 Jan 2013 14:06:00 +0000 7798 at http://powerelectronics.com Design Considerations for SiC-based Power Electronics http://powerelectronics.com/discrete-power-semis/design-considerations-sic-based-power-electronics <div class="field-byline"> Mark Loboda </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>SiC properties are recognized as being advantageous for fabrication of power devices. Although substrate costs and defect densities are decreasing, SiC is not yet as mature and consistent as silicon. However, significant progress is underway to more fully understand the cause-and-effect relationships between the variations and defects in SiC substrates and devices.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/discrete-power-semis/design-considerations-sic-based-power-electronics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/discrete-power-semis/design-considerations-sic-based-power-electronics#comments Design Solutions Discrete Power Semis SiC Transistors Tue, 06 Nov 2012 14:40:00 +0000 11815 at http://powerelectronics.com eGaN® FET- Silicon Power Shoot-Out Volume 11: Optimizing FET On-Resistance http://powerelectronics.com/discrete-power-semis/egan-fet-silicon-power-shoot-out-volume-11-optimizing-fet-resistance <div class="field-byline"> Johan Strydom </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Designers can quickly and efficiently determine optimal eGaN FET on-resistance and select a suitable eGaN FET by comparing available devices to an optimum value.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/discrete-power-semis/egan-fet-silicon-power-shoot-out-volume-11-optimizing-fet-resistance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/discrete-power-semis/egan-fet-silicon-power-shoot-out-volume-11-optimizing-fet-resistance#comments Design Solutions Discrete Power Semis Mon, 01 Oct 2012 15:24:00 +0000 6323 at http://powerelectronics.com