Power Sources http://electronicdesign.com/taxonomy/term/25803/more en Synchronous Buck Converter Optimizes EMC, Size, Efficiency at 2 MHz http://electronicdesign.com/power/synchronous-buck-converter-optimizes-emc-size-efficiency-2-mhz <div class="node-body article-body">The key to optimizing efficiency in power-supply designs requires balancing often conflicting specifications, and that means controlling MOSFET switching times.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/synchronous-buck-converter-optimizes-emc-size-efficiency-2-mhz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/synchronous-buck-converter-optimizes-emc-size-efficiency-2-mhz#comments Analog Power Power Sources Texas Instruments Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:00:00 +0000 899421 at http://electronicdesign.com LDO Regulators: An Unexpected Option for Industrial/IoT Applications http://electronicdesign.com/power/ldo-regulators-unexpected-option-industrialiot-applications <div class="node-body article-body">Clean power accompanies efficiency in critical designs targeting the industrial and Internet of Things spaces.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/ldo-regulators-unexpected-option-industrialiot-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/ldo-regulators-unexpected-option-industrialiot-applications#comments IoT Analog industrial Power Power Sources Texas Instruments Thu, 03 Nov 2016 12:00:00 +0000 894531 at http://electronicdesign.com Tiny Energy Harvesters Give Power to Space Exploration http://electronicdesign.com/power/tiny-energy-harvesters-give-power-space-exploration <div class="node-body article-body">Researchers from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory are trying to upgrade power systems in probes and rovers to be more efficient, cheaper, and longer-lasting.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/tiny-energy-harvesters-give-power-space-exploration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/tiny-energy-harvesters-give-power-space-exploration#comments Automotive Hot Topics Energy Power Power Sources Fri, 14 Oct 2016 02:25:00 +0000 890921 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>(Image courtesy of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory).</p> The Digital Side of DC Power http://electronicdesign.com/power/digital-side-dc-power <div class="node-body article-body">Though inherently analog, today's dc power supplies have digital characteristics and resemble HP's "One-Box Solution" supplies from the 1980s.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/digital-side-dc-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/digital-side-dc-power#comments Analog Power Power Sources Test & Measurement Mon, 10 Oct 2016 18:56:00 +0000 890111 at http://electronicdesign.com The Best IoT Power Source May be a Surprise http://electronicdesign.com/power-sources/best-iot-power-source-may-be-surprise <div class="node-body article-body">Key drivers behind the IoT are sensors and transmitters, and they need autonomous power. This article explores which autonomous power source is best to create smarter homes, cities, and societies.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power-sources/best-iot-power-source-may-be-surprise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power-sources/best-iot-power-source-may-be-surprise#comments IoT Engineering Essentials Power Power Sources Thu, 06 Oct 2016 13:26:00 +0000 888811 at http://electronicdesign.com What is the Piezoelectric Effect? http://electronicdesign.com/power/what-piezoelectric-effect <div class="field-byline"> Carmen Emily Yang </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This basics-of-design-type of article traces the beginnings of piezoelectricity, and how different materials have advanced its effect on today's electronics.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/what-piezoelectric-effect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/what-piezoelectric-effect#comments Power Power Sources Fri, 16 Sep 2016 14:37:00 +0000 884891 at http://electronicdesign.com "Cap-Drop" Approach Implements Offline Power Supply for Light Loads http://electronicdesign.com/power/cap-drop-approach-implements-offline-power-supply-light-loads <div class="node-body article-body">A transformerless ac-dc supply can provide dc power for light loads using a capacitor's reactions as a current-limiting element.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/cap-drop-approach-implements-offline-power-supply-light-loads" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/cap-drop-approach-implements-offline-power-supply-light-loads#comments Analog Ideas for Design Power Power Sources Texas Instruments Mon, 12 Sep 2016 13:05:00 +0000 884301 at http://electronicdesign.com Enhanced Stepper-Motor Control Brings BLDC-Like Performance http://electronicdesign.com/analog/enhanced-stepper-motor-control-brings-bldc-performance <div class="node-body article-body">Numerous machines designed with stepper motors for economic reasons could deliver better user experiences if they were quieter, smoother, and more energy-efficient. New control strategies implemented with minimal extra circuitry now enable BLDC-like high efficiency and smoothness.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/analog/enhanced-stepper-motor-control-brings-bldc-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/analog/enhanced-stepper-motor-control-brings-bldc-performance#comments Analog Microcontrollers Power Sources Fri, 02 Sep 2016 13:10:00 +0000 882241 at http://electronicdesign.com Can Supercapacitors Surpass Batteries for Energy Storage? http://electronicdesign.com/power/can-supercapacitors-surpass-batteries-energy-storage <div class="field-deck"> Advances in supercapacitors are delivering better-than-ever energy-storage options. In some cases, they can compete against more-popular batteries in a range of markets. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Advances in supercapacitors are delivering better-than-ever energy-storage options. In some cases, they can compete against more-popular batteries in a range of markets. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/can-supercapacitors-surpass-batteries-energy-storage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/can-supercapacitors-surpass-batteries-energy-storage#comments Energy Power Power Sources Tue, 16 Aug 2016 12:53:00 +0000 879221 at http://electronicdesign.com 11 Myths About Power Supplies http://electronicdesign.com/power/11-myths-about-power-supplies <div class="node-body article-body">With global electrical grids burdened to the brink, better energy efficiency is one of the most important challenges of our time. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/11-myths-about-power-supplies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/11-myths-about-power-supplies#comments Engineering Essentials Power Power Sources Mon, 08 Aug 2016 15:45:00 +0000 878941 at http://electronicdesign.com