Engineering Essentials http://powerelectronics.com/taxonomy/term/7399/more en FAQS: Wireless Power Transfer http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/faqs-wireless-power-transfer <div class="field-deck"> The W.P.C 1.1 Standard governs the wireless transfer of power between compliant transmitters and receivers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The W.P.C 1.1 Standard governs the wireless transfer of power between compliant transmitters and receivers.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/faqs-wireless-power-transfer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/faqs-wireless-power-transfer#comments Engineering Essentials Design FAQs Power Management Tue, 25 Feb 2014 17:42:00 +0000 31211 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 Op Amps for Everyone http://powerelectronics.com/blog/op-amps-everyone <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Bruce Carter&rsquo;s 4<sup>th</sup> edition of &ldquo;Op Amps for Everyone&rdquo; updates current technology associated with operational amplifiers, including some of the newer design aids. Carter mentions some of the early history of IC op amps that started with the &micro;A709 designed by Bob Widlar. This was followed by the &micro;A741 and hundreds more op amp ICs. <em>Fig. 1</em> shows the schematic of a typical op amp.</p> <p> Carter&rsquo;s 280-page op amp book has the following chapters:</p> <p> 1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Op Amps Place in the World</p></div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/blog/op-amps-everyone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/blog/op-amps-everyone#comments Engineering Essentials Power Management The Power Plant Tue, 03 Sep 2013 18:20:00 +0000 24602 at http://powerelectronics.com Back-to-Basics: On Power Factor And Why We Correct It http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/back-basics-power-factor-and-why-we-correct-it <div class="field-byline"> Arun Ananthampalayam, Product Marketing Engineer, CUI </div> <div class="field-deck"> Power factor is on the list of concerns for designers of virtually every device that draws significant power from a mains socket, as well as for engineers in heavy-electrical sectors. The power factor target, based on legislation, plus efficiency, component cost, and volume/board space, needs to be considered. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Power factor is high on the list of concerns for designers of virtually every device that draws significant power from a mains socket, as well as for engineers in heavy-electrical sectors. The power factor target, based on legislation, plus efficiency, component cost, and volume/board space, needs to be considered. </div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/back-basics-power-factor-and-why-we-correct-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/back-basics-power-factor-and-why-we-correct-it#comments AC-DC Power Supplies Engineering Essentials Basics of Design Power Electronics Systems Wed, 17 Jul 2013 20:38:00 +0000 21702 at http://powerelectronics.com Back to Basics: Voltage Regulators, Part 2 http://powerelectronics.com/regulators/back-basics-voltage-regulators-part-2 <div class="field-deck"> In this second part of the Back to Basics series on regulators, we examine buck (step-down) and the boost (step-up) forward and flyback topologies, as well as the SEPIC, hysteretic and multiphase converters. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>In this second part of the Back to Basics series on regulators, we examine buck (step-down) and the boost (step-up) forward and flyback topologies, as well as the SEPIC, hysteretic and multiphase converters.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/regulators/back-basics-voltage-regulators-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/regulators/back-basics-voltage-regulators-part-2#comments Engineering Essentials Basics of Design Regulators Fri, 28 Jun 2013 18:50:00 +0000 20542 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 Basics of Electronic Components http://powerelectronics.com/basics-design/basics-electronic-components <div class="field-deck"> Want to know the details about a specific electronic component? “Encyclopedia of Electronic Components Volume 1” is the first book of a three-volume set that contains key information on electronics parts--complete with photographs, schematics, and diagrams. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Want to know the details about a specific electronic component? “Encyclopedia of Electronic Components Volume 1” is the first book of a three-volume set that contains key information on electronics parts--complete with photographs, schematics, and diagrams. </div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/basics-design/basics-electronic-components" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/basics-design/basics-electronic-components#comments Engineering Essentials Basics of Design Thu, 21 Feb 2013 01:19:00 +0000 12801 at http://powerelectronics.com Semiconductor Back-to-Basics: Power MOSFETs http://powerelectronics.com/discrete-power-semis/semiconductor-back-basics-power-mosfets <div class="field-byline"> Sam Davis </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Power MOSFETs remain the dominant power semiconductor, even while GaN and SiC devices make inroads into power systems. By reviewing power MOSFET operating parameters, designers can better understand the capabilities of these versatile parts.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/discrete-power-semis/semiconductor-back-basics-power-mosfets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/discrete-power-semis/semiconductor-back-basics-power-mosfets#comments Engineering Essentials Discrete Power Semis Tue, 04 Sep 2012 19:34:00 +0000 11532 at http://powerelectronics.com Back-to-Basics: Power Semiconductors http://powerelectronics.com/discrete-power-semis/back-basics-power-semiconductors <div class="field-byline"> Sam Davis </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Power management subsystems can affect the reliability, performance, cost, and time-to-market of an electronic system. Key components in power management subsystems are the power semiconductors that do “the heavy lifting.”</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/discrete-power-semis/back-basics-power-semiconductors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/discrete-power-semis/back-basics-power-semiconductors#comments Engineering Essentials Discrete Power Semis SiC Transistors Thu, 26 Jul 2012 19:17:00 +0000 7701 at http://powerelectronics.com