Power Sources http://electronicdesign.com/taxonomy/term/25803/more en AEE Boosts Efficiency for Lower-Output-Voltage Step-Down Converters http://electronicdesign.com/power/aee-boosts-efficiency-lower-output-voltage-step-down-converters <div class="node-body article-body">A new power-conversion method, called automatic efficiency enhancement (AEE), provides higher efficiency with lower output voltages in power supplies for systems such as tablets, servers, and solid-state drives.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/aee-boosts-efficiency-lower-output-voltage-step-down-converters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/aee-boosts-efficiency-lower-output-voltage-step-down-converters#comments Contributing Technical Experts Analog Components dc/dc converters Power Power Sources Texas Instruments Tue, 07 Apr 2015 12:55:00 +0000 837481 at http://electronicdesign.com A Look Inside Battery-Management Systems http://electronicdesign.com/power/look-inside-battery-management-systems <div class="node-body article-body">Careful consideration of battery requirements and battery-life goals will help determine the right architecture, functional blocks, and related ICs to create an optimal battery-management system and charging scheme.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/look-inside-battery-management-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/look-inside-battery-management-systems#comments Engineering Essentials Power Power Sources Intersil Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:43:00 +0000 837071 at http://electronicdesign.com Wireless-Power Devices: Solutions Beyond Cell Phones http://electronicdesign.com/power/wireless-power-devices-solutions-beyond-cell-phones <div class="field-deck"> Efficiency, regulatory compliance, and standardization have arrived. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Eliminating the power cord requires higher-efficiency power transfer, and, ultimately, compliance to a common standard for wireless charging in all power ranges.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/wireless-power-devices-solutions-beyond-cell-phones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/wireless-power-devices-solutions-beyond-cell-phones#comments Contributing Technical Experts Mobile Communications Power Power Sources Wireless Thu, 19 Mar 2015 20:01:00 +0000 836751 at http://electronicdesign.com APEC Opens with a Blizzard of Product Disclosures http://electronicdesign.com/blog/apec-opens-blizzard-product-disclosures <div class="node-body blog-body">The IEEE Applied Power Technology Conference (APEC) opened Monday, March 16, in Charlotte, N.C., with a host of product announcements ranging from a topside cooling technology to Rogowski current probes to GaN cascode transistors. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/secondary-emissions">Secondary Emissions</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/apec-opens-blizzard-product-disclosures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/apec-opens-blizzard-product-disclosures#comments Blogs dc/dc converters Power Power Sources Secondary Emissions Mon, 16 Mar 2015 20:15:00 +0000 836341 at http://electronicdesign.com Build Your Own Transformer http://electronicdesign.com/power/build-your-own-transformer <div class="node-body article-body">When the right off-the-shelf part just can’t be found, you may want to consider designing a custom transformer to fit your specific requirements. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/build-your-own-transformer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/build-your-own-transformer#comments Design Solutions Power Power Sources Tue, 10 Mar 2015 13:11:00 +0000 836061 at http://electronicdesign.com Measuring DC Motor Speed with a Power Supply http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/measuring-dc-motor-speed-power-supply <div class="node-body article-body">No special circuits or hardware are needed to determine the speed of a dc motor—instead, you can use the power supply that’s powering the dc motor (if it’s the right one) to accomplish the task. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/measuring-dc-motor-speed-power-supply" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/measuring-dc-motor-speed-power-supply#comments Contributing Technical Experts Power Power Sources Test & Measurement Fri, 06 Mar 2015 21:33:00 +0000 835951 at http://electronicdesign.com Rails for Rails http://electronicdesign.com/power/rails-rails <div class="node-body article-body">In the rail environment, two-stage architecture can address the challenges of wide voltage tolerance on unregulated dc distribution power, particularly for power subsystem designs that must provide multiple voltage rails to functional loads. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/rails-rails" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/rails-rails#comments Engineering Essentials Power Power Sources Vicor Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:48:00 +0000 835671 at http://electronicdesign.com Optimized IP Fosters Energy-Efficient IoT Chip Design http://electronicdesign.com/communications/optimized-ip-fosters-energy-efficient-iot-chip-design <div class="node-body article-body">By adopting IP tailored specifically for IoT applications, design teams can reduce power, add connectivity, improve sensory and communications interfaces, and ultimately achieve design goals faster, with less risk.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/communications/optimized-ip-fosters-energy-efficient-iot-chip-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/communications/optimized-ip-fosters-energy-efficient-iot-chip-design#comments Contributing Technical Experts Mobile Communications Embedded Power Power Sources Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:20:00 +0000 835611 at http://electronicdesign.com Identify the Ideal Bench Power Supply by Asking the Right Questions http://electronicdesign.com/power/identify-ideal-bench-power-supply-asking-right-questions <div class="field-byline"> Robert Green, Keithley Instrument Inc. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Gaining a strong understanding of power requirements, maximum noise tolerance, and critical specifications helps paint a clearer picture. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Gaining a strong understanding of power requirements, maximum noise tolerance, and critical specifications helps paint a clearer picture.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/identify-ideal-bench-power-supply-asking-right-questions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/identify-ideal-bench-power-supply-asking-right-questions#comments Power Power Sources Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:35:00 +0000 835331 at http://electronicdesign.com Envelope Tracking Excels in RF Power-Amplifier Efficiency http://electronicdesign.com/communications/envelope-tracking-excels-rf-power-amplifier-efficiency <div class="node-body article-body">Envelope tracking (ET) is considered as the industry standard for the architecture of 4G RF front ends, and designers are now focusing on how to optimize their ET solutions to deliver the best RF performance, highest data rates, and longest battery life for handsets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/communications/envelope-tracking-excels-rf-power-amplifier-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 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