News http://powerelectronics.com/taxonomy/term/7403/more en How Does a Prototyping-Only Approach Impact Product Design? http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/how-does-prototyping-only-approach-impact-product-design <div class="field-deck"> One in 10 design engineers still rely on purely physical prototypes, potentially adding significant, unnecessary costs to their designs, according to engineering surveys. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Many engineers rely solely on prototyping their designs to create products, but some form of simulation along with prototyping can actually improve product designs.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/how-does-prototyping-only-approach-impact-product-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/how-does-prototyping-only-approach-impact-product-design#comments Automotive Industry Energy Robotics Power Electronics Systems Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:15:00 +0000 61221 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Tony Vitolo, Power Electronics).</p> LEDs and Power Electronic Innovations Converge to Handle Module-Level Thermal Management http://powerelectronics.com/lighting-systems/leds-and-power-electronic-innovations-converge-handle-module-level-thermal-manageme <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Some technical developments in LEDs and power electronics are converging to handle module-level thermal management.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/lighting-systems/leds-and-power-electronic-innovations-converge-handle-module-level-thermal-manageme" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/lighting-systems/leds-and-power-electronic-innovations-converge-handle-module-level-thermal-manageme#comments Industry Lighting Systems Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:00:00 +0000 61201 at http://powerelectronics.com NASA Space Robotics Challenge Prepares Robots for the Journey to Mars http://powerelectronics.com/motion-systems/nasa-space-robotics-challenge-prepares-robots-journey-mars <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>NASA, in partnership with Space Center Houston, is in the midst of a new competition called the Space Robotics Challenge. This event seeks to develop the capabilities of humanoid robots to help astronauts on the journey to Mars.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/motion-systems/nasa-space-robotics-challenge-prepares-robots-journey-mars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/motion-systems/nasa-space-robotics-challenge-prepares-robots-journey-mars#comments Industry Robotics Motion Systems Mon, 09 Jan 2017 17:45:00 +0000 61211 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>NASA&#39;s&nbsp;Robonaut&nbsp;5. (Image courtesy of NASA).</p> Calibrated Mains Frequency Monitor Delivers High Accuracy http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/calibrated-mains-frequency-monitor-delivers-high-accuracy <div class="field-byline"> Ramkumar Ramaswamy, Silego Technology </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Monitoring utility power frequency is especially important when setting up a local mini-grid, such as with solar- or wind-powered installations. The inverter in these cases must shoulder the responsibility for monitoring output-power quality. </div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/calibrated-mains-frequency-monitor-delivers-high-accuracy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/calibrated-mains-frequency-monitor-delivers-high-accuracy#comments Industry Energy PMICs Thu, 05 Jan 2017 21:15:00 +0000 61171 at http://powerelectronics.com Power Electronics Products of the Week (1/1-1/7) http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/power-electronics-products-week-11-17 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Whether you are looking for miniature connectors or resistors, Power Electronics has you covered. Here are some of the latest products to optimize your systems and devices.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/power-electronics-products-week-11-17" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/power-electronics-products-week-11-17#comments AC-DC Power Supplies Automotive Products Batteries Energy Charger ICs Lighting Circuit Protection ICs Medical DC-DC Converters Mobile Discrete Power Semis Electromechanical Inverters Lighting Systems Motion Systems Passive Components Portable Power Management Power Electronics Systems Power Management PMICs Regulators Thermal Management Tue, 03 Jan 2017 20:55:00 +0000 61181 at http://powerelectronics.com 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 Power Electronics Products of the Week (12/11-12/17) http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/power-electronics-products-week-1211-1217 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Whether you are looking for buck regulators coolers or current sensors, Power Electronics has you covered. Here are some of the latest products to optimize your systems and devices.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/power-electronics-products-week-1211-1217" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/power-electronics-products-week-1211-1217#comments AC-DC Power Supplies Automotive Products Batteries Energy Charger ICs Lighting Circuit Protection ICs Medical DC-DC Converters Mobile Discrete Power Semis Electromechanical Inverters Lighting Systems Motion Systems Passive Components Portable Power Management Power Electronics Systems Power Management PMICs Regulators Thermal Management Tue, 13 Dec 2016 23:00:00 +0000 61161 at http://powerelectronics.com Power Electronics Products of the Week (12/4-12/10) http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/power-electronics-products-week-124-1210 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Whether you are looking for miniature connectors or resistors, Power Electronics has you covered. Here are some of the latest products to optimize your systems and devices.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/power-electronics-products-week-124-1210" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/power-electronics-products-week-124-1210#comments AC-DC Power Supplies Automotive Products Batteries Energy Charger ICs Lighting Circuit Protection ICs Medical DC-DC Converters Mobile Discrete Power Semis Electromechanical Inverters Lighting Systems Motion Systems Passive Components Portable Power Management Power Electronics Systems Power Management PMICs Regulators Thermal Management Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:45:00 +0000 61151 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>