Don Tuite

Don Tuite covers Analog and Power issues for Electronic Design’s magazine and website. He has a BSEE and an M.S in Technical Communication, and has worked for companies in aerospace, broadcasting, test equipment, semiconductors, publishing, and media relations, focusing on developing insights that link technology, business, and communications. Don is also a ham radio operator (NR7X), private pilot, and motorcycle rider, and he’s not half bad on the 5-string banjo.

Articles by Don Tuite
CUI Inc at APEC 2014 - Novum High Current Digital POLs
CUI Senior Vice President, Mark Adams, talks with Don Tuite at APEC 2014 about the company’s new family of high current digital point of load dc-dc modules that set performance benchmarks in efficiency, power density, and transient response. The 60 A and 90 A modules are designed specifically to meet the growing power challenges in today’s advanced processors and FPGAs.
CUI Inc at APEC 2014 - Novum Advanced Power Overview
CUI Senior Vice President, Mark Adams, talks with Don Tuite at APEC 2014 about the Novum® Advanced Power product line which has been developed to specifically address the growing complexities in today’s advanced designs. The two discuss IBC and digital POL modules for distributed power architectures, applications, and challenges.
CUI Inc at APEC 2014 – Solus® Power Topology
CUI Director of Engineering for Novum Advanced Power, Fariborz Musavi, talks with Don Tuite at APEC 2014 about the Solus® Power Topology and the advantages it provides in isolated and non-isolated dc-dc converter designs through a significant reduction in switching and conductivity losses.
LED Controller Provides “Half-Watt Standby”
"The 88EM8189 includes an energy-efficient on-chip supply for the ZigBee IC."
Blend Blue LEDs And Phosphors To Make HB LEDs 1
"Achieving a blue LED junction with high luminous efficacy became a holy grail for LED researchers because it opened the door to the manufacture of high-brightness (HB) “white” LEDs."
Wide Variety of Applications for Efficient Power Conversion's GaN Technology
Electronic Design's Don Tuite chats with Alex Lidow from Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) about new and novel applications for their GaN FET technology. When the company was founded, the focus was on power semiconductors, but different applications have cropped up since EPC began shipping products, and the range of applications has stretched far beyond the power realm.
Transphorm Reveals GaN Reliability Data
Transphorm has been boasting of its position in practical GaN devices for several years at APEC. This year, Transphorm's Carl Blake was pleased to announce that they had complete data about reliability of its products’ failure rates under voltage stress to show the world.
What’s All This About Contributed Articles?
"Of course, we’re eager to see what submissions we’ll receive next."
Ultracaps Solve Diesel-Cranking Problems
"On mandated layovers, long-haul drivers use all kinds of appliances for light, entertainment, and climate in the cab, while the trailer can pull even more energy for refrigeration."
Scopes Move Into A More Intelligent Future 1
"Downloadable firmware has made scopes a lot more versatile in terms of how well they can concentrate on the measurements needed for specific tasks. These days, it’s all in the software."
Partial Fallback to Analog May Help Smart Pacemakers Run Longer on a Battery Charge
For use in pacemakers, a new analog signal processor (ASP) utilizes an analog feature extractor (FE) to consume minimal power.
Power Experts Ponder Moore’s Law And Today’s Tech
"With the PMBus specification revision 1.3 releasing at APEC this year, the inclusion of AVSBus to support this need helps ensure that future power supply needs can continue to be met."
400-V DC Distribution in the Data Center Gets Real 2
"Better efficiency is possible with 400-V dc power delivery because it eliminates three power conversion steps and enables single end-to-end voltage throughout the data center."
Analog Experts Note The Trend Toward Targeted Applications
"That’s a really interesting example because that market didn’t exist 10 years ago."
Power Semiconductor Makers Target New Products For Specific Applications 1
"Today’s top semiconductor manufacturers have a new goal: goof-proofing their designs."

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