Trends & Analysis http://electronicdesign.com/taxonomy/term/25780/more en Power Amps Perk Up Sensing Proficiency http://electronicdesign.com/power/power-amps-perk-sensing-proficiency <div class="node-body article-body">Two new power amplifiers from Maxim Integrated operate over a wide voltage range to boost sensing accuracy. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/power-amps-perk-sensing-proficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/power-amps-perk-sensing-proficiency#comments Products Trends & Analysis Analog Power Wed, 27 May 2015 19:12:00 +0000 839661 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>The low-power MAX44267 operates from a single&nbsp;4.5- to 15-V power supply. (Images courtesy of Maxim Integrated)</p> Chipset Controls Dead Time to Reduce MOSFET Failure Risk http://electronicdesign.com/power/chipset-controls-dead-time-reduce-mosfet-failure-risk <div class="node-body article-body">A new power-management chipset from Texas Instruments exploits intelligent digital control and a body-diode sensing feature that optimizes secondary-side synchronous rectification in ac-dc and isolated dc-dc power supplies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/chipset-controls-dead-time-reduce-mosfet-failure-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/chipset-controls-dead-time-reduce-mosfet-failure-risk#comments Trends & Analysis MOSFETs Power Texas Instruments Thu, 21 May 2015 13:58:00 +0000 839311 at http://electronicdesign.com Prize-Winning Fiber-Optic Chip Solution Knocks Out Copper Wires http://electronicdesign.com/power/prize-winning-fiber-optic-chip-solution-knocks-out-copper-wires <div class="node-body article-body">Replacing copper wires in computer chip designs with fiber optics helps decrease waste heat while increasing the data-transfer load.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/prize-winning-fiber-optic-chip-solution-knocks-out-copper-wires" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/prize-winning-fiber-optic-chip-solution-knocks-out-copper-wires#comments Trends & Analysis Communications Optical Power Wed, 13 May 2015 18:37:00 +0000 839071 at http://electronicdesign.com Battery-Charging Advance Extends Lifetimes, Lowers Losses http://electronicdesign.com/power/battery-charging-advance-extends-lifetimes-lowers-losses <div class="node-body article-body">Texas Instruments’ MaxCharge technology upgrades smartphones and tablets with input-voltage-driven, higher-efficiency batteries for quicker charging.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/battery-charging-advance-extends-lifetimes-lowers-losses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/battery-charging-advance-extends-lifetimes-lowers-losses#comments Trends & Analysis Power Texas Instruments Thu, 07 May 2015 13:55:00 +0000 838801 at http://electronicdesign.com With Freescale SDN, the Future Is Now http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/freescale-sdn-future-now <div class="node-body article-body">Freescale’s VortiQa SDN software delivers SDN technology using the current crop of switch chips.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/freescale-sdn-future-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/freescale-sdn-future-now#comments Trends & Analysis Embedded Wed, 06 May 2015 15:18:00 +0000 838741 at http://electronicdesign.com Quality PV Production Focus of Standards Effort http://electronicdesign.com/power/quality-pv-production-focus-standards-effort <div class="node-body article-body">Various energy organizations are coming together with a set of standards and ratings to further production of quality photovoltaic products.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/quality-pv-production-focus-standards-effort" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/quality-pv-production-focus-standards-effort#comments Energy Trends & Analysis Power Wed, 06 May 2015 14:31:00 +0000 838721 at http://electronicdesign.com DSP Targets IoT Apps with Low-Power Operation http://electronicdesign.com/communications/dsp-targets-iot-apps-low-power-operation <div class="node-body article-body">Cadence’s Tensilica Fusion DSP architecture targets IoT, wearables, and communication applications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/communications/dsp-targets-iot-apps-low-power-operation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/communications/dsp-targets-iot-apps-low-power-operation#comments Trends & Analysis Mobile Communications Embedded Wed, 06 May 2015 14:17:00 +0000 838711 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>1. The&nbsp;Tensilica&nbsp;Fusion DSP core is a configurable, dual-issue,&nbsp;VLIW&nbsp;DSP. Optional features include single-precision floating point, AES encryption, and baseband bit operations.</p> NASA Selects Proposals for Next-Gen Space Technology http://electronicdesign.com/power/nasa-selects-proposals-next-gen-space-technology <div class="node-body article-body">NASA selected 149 research and technology proposals for the development of space-based technologies, including ultra-high-energy solid-state batteries and advanced telescopes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/nasa-selects-proposals-next-gen-space-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/nasa-selects-proposals-next-gen-space-technology#comments Trends & Analysis Power Systems Wed, 29 Apr 2015 21:02:00 +0000 838521 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>This composite image of NGC 2207 and IC 2163 contains data from Chandra, NASA&#39;s Hubble Space Telescope and the Spitzer Space Telescope. (Image courtesy of NASA)</p> DSPs Leverage FreeRTOS Kernel http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/dsps-leverage-freertos-kernel <div class="node-body article-body">FreeRTOS will now be available for Cadence Design Systems’ Tensilica processors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/dsps-leverage-freertos-kernel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/dsps-leverage-freertos-kernel#comments Trends & Analysis Mobile Dev Tools Embedded Wed, 29 Apr 2015 20:41:00 +0000 838511 at http://electronicdesign.com Longer-Life Lithium-Sulfur Battery Enhances Safety in the Field http://electronicdesign.com/power/longer-life-lithium-sulfur-battery-enhances-safety-field <div class="node-body article-body">OXIS Energy’s lithium-sulfur battery technology provides greater energy density and a safer chemistry for rugged military applications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/longer-life-lithium-sulfur-battery-enhances-safety-field" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/longer-life-lithium-sulfur-battery-enhances-safety-field#comments Defense Trends & Analysis Power Power Sources Wed, 29 Apr 2015 20:07:00 +0000 838491 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>OXIS Energy&rsquo;s lithium-sulfur battery technology provides greater energy density and a safer chemistry for rugged military applications. (Image courtesy of OXIS Energy)</p>