Extracting DC from AC without any magnetics at all? A new solid-state circuit breaker put forth by Amber Solutions in partnership with Infineon Technologies stands to cause some pretty intense waves by displacing the nearly century-old technology upon which our electrical infrastructure is built.
July 06, 2021 by Kate Smith
Menlo Micro says that it’s reinventing one of the most basic technological innovations: the electric switch. To enable volume production, it has raised $44 million in a Series B funding round led by 40 North Ventures alongside other capital groups.
October 23, 2020 by Luke James
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
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
According to an international team of scientists, we could be one step closer to molecular electronics with a single molecule ‘switch’ that acts like a transistor and could potentially store binary information.
June 12, 2020 by Luke James
Although COVID-19 has caused a slowdown, the 5G revolution is still well underway with the first pioneer devices capable of accessing next-generation wireless speeds already on shelves worldwide.
May 31, 2020 by Luke James
Inspired by a need for faster COVID-19 testing, two research groups have hit a breakthrough: a new CMOS biosensor chip that promises rapid, handheld DNA sequencing and viral/antibody testing.
May 07, 2020 by Gary Elinoff
Toshiba announced last month that it had developed the latest generation of its advanced RF SOI process, TaRF11, optimized for RF switches and low noise amplifiers in mobile devices such as 5G smartphones.
March 11, 2020 by Luke James