The superior switching capability of silicon carbide (SiC) MOSFETs, combined with the specific electrical characteristics of these power devices and parasitic elements, requires special attention on the gate drive circuit and layout design to avoid ringing and overshoot from becoming an issue.
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Autonomous drones and robots utilize small motors. These fast-spinning mini motors require miniature encoders and IC package sizes. This article shows how an optical sinusoidal encoder provides a higher resolution and increased speeds with a 2x3 mm dual simultaneous-sampling SAR-ADC.
August 11, 2020 by Bonnie Baker, Maxim Integrated
The gallium oxide-based MOSFET, which is about as thin as a single sheet of paper, could help make large and bulky batteries and power systems, such as those used in electric vehicles, smaller.
June 23, 2020 by Luke James
Advanced research into lighter, more durable materials with better energy conversion and mechanical properties means big things for drones, electric vehicles, and the military.
June 19, 2020 by Adrian Gibbons
A new study from a research team in Georgia reports the use of machine learning techniques to provide the “best insight yet” into the attitudes of electric vehicle drivers about the existing charging network.
June 17, 2020 by Luke James
A Chinese battery manufacturer, Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd. (CATL), located in Nigde, China has developed a power pack that can allow electric vehicles (EV) to travel 1.24 million miles, lasting a total of 16 years.
June 14, 2020 by Antonio Anzaldua Jr.
The engineers claim that their method, which uses magnetism, represents a big step towards making it practical for electric vehicles to recharge as they trundle along roads and highways.
May 13, 2020 by Luke James