IoT designers are commonly plagued with the issue of long-term deployment. Energy-harvesting paradigms, including a new solar harvesting device from Maxim, may be a promising supplement to battery cells.
January 18, 2021 by Adrian Gibbons
Design teams, especially in the power sector, may be increasingly asked to benchmark performance with Figures of Merit. What is this standard and how might it be evolving alongside component innovation?
December 04, 2020 by Antonio Anzaldua Jr.
Dendrites have long since plagued lithium-ion batteries with problems that not only shorten their lifespans, but in some situations can be outright dangerous. Here’s how recent research efforts have contributed to the fight against these microscopic adversaries.
November 30, 2020 by Luke James
Thermoelectric coolers (TECs) are increasingly replacing traditional refrigeration technology. But despite all the virtues of TECs, these devices are not without limitations.
November 12, 2020 by Antonio Anzaldua Jr.
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