This article is the first in a two-part series that reviews the basics of electromagnetic compatibility tests. First, we'll focus on a main category of EMC tests—conducted EMC—and the relevant test setup.
October 07, 2020 by Ignacio de Mendizábal
This article looks at semiconductor technologies that are driving EV chargers, including high-voltage semiconductor switches, power converters, and multi-level complex power stages.
October 06, 2020 by Jayanth Rangaraju, Texas Instruments
Intel Enpirion PowerSoC modules are DC-DC step-down converters that integrate nearly all the components needed to build a power supply without sacrificing performance or efficiency. These solutions are designed to meet strict FPGA, ASIC, and processor power requirements.
August 25, 2020 by Tamara Lin, Intel
A recently-released reference design for a GaN-based QR adaptor opens a discussion: How do quasi-resonant flyback converters work? And what are the virtues and limitations of designing a GaN-based power converter?
August 13, 2020 by Steve Arar
Intermediate Bus Architecture is an emerging method that power designers are using to conserve PCB space. This article discusses the solution benefits and tradeoffs of adopting this technique, and how it may be scaled to address application-specific requirements.
July 07, 2020 by Tamara Lin, Intel
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
Wi-Fi's high power consumption represents a serious challenge to battery-powered IoT products. But this may no longer be a problem with the digitally-dominant advanced radio architecture of two new modules from Innophase.
June 09, 2020 by Steve Arar