Power http://electronicdesign.com/taxonomy/term/25802/more en Infineon Buys Cree's Wolfspeed to Expand Power and Wireless Chips http://electronicdesign.com/power/infineon-buys-crees-wolfspeed-expand-power-and-wireless-chips <div class="node-body article-body">In a surprise reshuffling of the market for advanced semiconductors, Infineon Technologies said that it has agreed to buy Cree's Wolfspeed division.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/infineon-buys-crees-wolfspeed-expand-power-and-wireless-chips" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/infineon-buys-crees-wolfspeed-expand-power-and-wireless-chips#comments Automotive Hot Topics IoT Energy Mobile Power Thu, 14 Jul 2016 19:05:00 +0000 878191 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>An Infineon Technologies engineer holds&nbsp;a 200 millimeter wafer in a semiconductor cleanroom in Dresden, Germany. (Image courtesy of Infineon).</p> Electronic Design’s Products of the Week (7/10-7/16) http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/electronic-design-s-products-week-710-716 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Whether you're looking for low power SoCs or GNSS modules, Electronic Design has you covered. We've rounded up some of the latest products to help optimize your applications, devices, and systems.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/electronic-design-s-products-week-710-716" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/electronic-design-s-products-week-710-716#comments Defense IoT Products ADC Boards Mobile Communications Components DACs Dev Tools Digital ICs Gallery Embedded Ethernet Memory Power Systems Test & Measurement Tue, 12 Jul 2016 19:50:00 +0000 878081 at http://electronicdesign.com How to Design High-Power-Density DC-DC Converters http://electronicdesign.com/dcdc-converters/how-design-high-power-density-dc-dc-converters <div class="node-body article-body">Optimizing board space in today's large-scale server and telecom apps requires higher-power-density POL converters spawned from new topologies, MOSFET technology and/or novel packaging.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/dcdc-converters/how-design-high-power-density-dc-dc-converters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/dcdc-converters/how-design-high-power-density-dc-dc-converters#comments Medical Mobile dc/dc converters Power Texas Instruments Tue, 12 Jul 2016 16:00:00 +0000 877511 at http://electronicdesign.com Prevent Oscillations in Supercapacitor Power Supplies http://electronicdesign.com/analog/prevent-oscillations-supercapacitor-power-supplies <div class="node-body article-body">This circuit, based on discrete transistors and diodes, develops hysteresis to resolve and avoid the non-stop turn-on/off cycling that may otherwise occur when using supercapacitors as a transitional or shutdown-period backup power source.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/analog/prevent-oscillations-supercapacitor-power-supplies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/analog/prevent-oscillations-supercapacitor-power-supplies#comments Analog Ideas for Design Power Mon, 11 Jul 2016 18:37:00 +0000 877991 at http://electronicdesign.com Electronic Design’s Products of the Week (7/3-7/9) http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/electronic-design-s-products-week-73-79 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Whether you're looking for dc/dc regulators or isolated amplifiers, Electronic Design has you covered. We've rounded up some of the latest products to help optimize your applications, devices, and systems.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/electronic-design-s-products-week-73-79" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/electronic-design-s-products-week-73-79#comments Defense IoT Products ADC Boards Mobile Communications Components DACs Dev Tools Digital ICs Gallery Embedded Ethernet Memory Power Systems Test & Measurement Wed, 06 Jul 2016 21:00:00 +0000 877841 at http://electronicdesign.com Electronic Design’s Products of the Week (6/26-7/2) http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/electronic-design-s-products-week-626-72 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Whether you're looking for development boards or IoT gateways, Electronic Design has you covered. We've rounded up some of the latest products to help optimize your applications, devices, and systems.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/electronic-design-s-products-week-626-72" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/electronic-design-s-products-week-626-72#comments Defense IoT Products ADC Boards Mobile Communications Components DACs Dev Tools Digital ICs Gallery Embedded Ethernet Memory Power Systems Test & Measurement Wed, 29 Jun 2016 19:00:00 +0000 877601 at http://electronicdesign.com SunPower Makes Quick Work of Efficiency Record http://electronicdesign.com/power/sunpower-makes-quick-work-efficiency-record <div class="node-body article-body">SunPower, the second largest solar company in the United States, said that it has hit a new benchmark for solar panel efficiency, beating its own previous record.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/sunpower-makes-quick-work-efficiency-record" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/sunpower-makes-quick-work-efficiency-record#comments Hot Topics Energy Power Power Sources Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:05:00 +0000 877501 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>The prototype solar panel converts 24.1% of the sunlight that hits it into electricity, making it vastly more efficient than conventional solar cells, which are usually between 15% and 18% efficient. (Image courtesy of&nbsp;<a data-rapid_p="30" data-track="attributionNameClick" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/conifer/" title="Go to coniferconifer's photostream">coniferconifer</a>, Flickr).</p> Take Back Your Board Space http://electronicdesign.com/power/take-back-your-board-space <div class="field-byline"> Electronic Design Freelance Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To deliver the power needed while conserving space in board design, integrate inductors into POL supplies to create 30-A modules with dime-sized footprints.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/take-back-your-board-space" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/take-back-your-board-space#comments Boards Power Power Sources Texas Instruments Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:00:00 +0000 877281 at http://electronicdesign.com FAQs of Phase-Change Materials http://electronicdesign.com/design-faqs/faqs-phase-change-materials <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Henkel and BERGQUIST </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What are phase-change materials (PCMs) and how do they work? What is the chemical makeup of PCMs? What are the primary applications for an electrically isolating phase-change material? Can PCMs be part of an automated system? What are the attributes I need to have present before I incorporate PCMs into my system?</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/design-faqs/faqs-phase-change-materials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/design-faqs/faqs-phase-change-materials#comments Design FAQs Communications Components Power Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:27:00 +0000 877431 at http://electronicdesign.com Flexible Solar Cells That Can Wrap Around a Pencil http://electronicdesign.com/power/flexible-solar-cells-can-wrap-around-pencil <div class="node-body article-body">In the latest study of the technology's physical limits, scientists have made solar cells thin and flexible enough to be wrapped around small objects.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/flexible-solar-cells-can-wrap-around-pencil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/flexible-solar-cells-can-wrap-around-pencil#comments Hot Topics Mobile Power Thu, 23 Jun 2016 20:10:00 +0000 877421 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>The prototype solar cell can be wrapped around small objects like the&nbsp;edge of this glass laboratory&nbsp;slide.&nbsp;(Image courtesy of Juho Kim, Applied Physics Letters).</p>