2020 ushered in a wave of GaN transistors in applications from automobiles to audio amplifiers. We talked with GaN Systems CEO Jim Witham to find out why he thinks 2021 could see even more GaN adoption.
December 18, 2020 by Jake Hertz
In the past, we touched on the theoretical underpinnings of voltage-level translators. Now, we'll discuss some practical design tips for using these increasingly-common devices in your design.
December 11, 2020 by Nicholas St. John
In safety-critical applications, like in automotive designs, reliability is key. Here are a few ways IPDs can guard against issues related to current, heat, and more.
November 27, 2020 by Steve Arar
Power manufacturers are increasingly drilling down on power density as a priority. Here are a few recent updates around the industry.
November 23, 2020 by Steve Arar
Power supply design is always extremely important, but no application may have more stringent design requirements than medical devices.
November 18, 2020 by Jake Hertz
Last week, TI announced its newest product: a low-noise buck converter bolstered by integrated ferrite beads.
October 26, 2020 by Jake Hertz
This month, Samsung released news of the "world’s smallest power inductor." What does this miniaturization mean for electronic design, even at a theoretical level?
September 24, 2020 by Jake Hertz
In this article, we'll discuss the main features required to have a USB-C power exchange with and without PD.
August 22, 2020 by Steve Arar
You read that right. Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis have developed a method to take the common brick and convert it into a medium of energy storage.
August 12, 2020 by Jake Hertz
Signal switching is vital in test systems, and there are many options to accomplish the task. Here's why reed relay-based switching systems may be your best bet.
July 29, 2020 by Steve Arar
External capacitors can quickly clutter PCB real estate and drive up BOM costs. What if we could do away with them altogether?
June 27, 2020 by Jake Hertz
What's worse than overcurrent events? Overcurrent events in space.
April 30, 2020 by Gary Elinoff
Whenever we discuss power semiconductors, the feature that takes center stage is power efficiency. But what exactly do we mean by that term?
April 21, 2020 by John Koon
Managing heat in LED drivers is a challenge when the device encounters a high input voltage, but the output voltage is low. In these cases, an “energy sharing” mechanism may be a solution.
April 14, 2020 by Steve Arar
A research team from the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) School of Engineering is redesigning how electricity is distributed within power grids.
March 29, 2020 by Luke James
Renesas' new reference designs for Xilinx's FPGAs and SoCs solve the issues of multiphase regulators. But how might they also speed up the design process for in-demand medical devices?
March 27, 2020 by Gary Elinoff
There's plenty of buzz about SiC for electric vehicles. How is the wide-bandgap semiconductor pushing innovations in solar power, though?
March 11, 2020 by Gary Elinoff
High voltage and high reliability is king in IGBT drivers. Power Integrations is rising to the call.
March 09, 2020 by Gary Elinoff
The buck converter operates in "forced continuous conduction mode (FCCM)." Let's break that term down.
March 06, 2020 by Robert Keim
The FAN6390MPX incorporates an autonomous USB PD state machine to comply with the USB PD 3.0 specification.
March 02, 2020 by Gary Elinoff
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