Power Sources http://electronicdesign.com/taxonomy/term/25803/more en Advanced Power Cycle Boosts Efficiency of Fossil-Fueled Energy http://electronicdesign.com/power/advanced-power-cycle-boosts-efficiency-fossil-fueled-energy <div class="node-body article-body">Sandia National Laboratories recently signed a research agreement to design a fossil-fueled energy system based on the supercritical carbon-dioxide (S-CO2) Brayton cycle.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/advanced-power-cycle-boosts-efficiency-fossil-fueled-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/advanced-power-cycle-boosts-efficiency-fossil-fueled-energy#comments Energy Electromechanical Power Power Sources Systems Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:25:00 +0000 853981 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>Jim Pasch, principal investigator of the S-CO2 Brayton Cycle Research and Development Program, and Darryn Fleming, principal investigator of the S-CO2 Brayton Heat Exchange Program, investigate a turbine and compressor inside a test facility at Sandia National Laboratories. (Image courtesy of Randy Montoya and Department of Energy).</p> Smart-Grid Renewable Energy Needs Intelligent Substations http://electronicdesign.com/power-sources/smart-grid-renewable-energy-needs-intelligent-substations <div class="node-body article-body">Intelligent substations play a significant role in the integration of renewable energy into the smart grid.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power-sources/smart-grid-renewable-energy-needs-intelligent-substations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power-sources/smart-grid-renewable-energy-needs-intelligent-substations#comments Energy Power Power Sources Texas Instruments Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:11:00 +0000 853451 at http://electronicdesign.com Resonant Circuit Generates a High-Frequency Magnetic Field http://electronicdesign.com/analog/resonant-circuit-generates-high-frequency-magnetic-field <div class="field-deck"> This novel LC resonant tank amplifies the magnetic coil current by 2X while generating a high-frequency magnetic field. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This novel LC resonant tank amplifies the magnetic coil current by 2X while generating a high-frequency magnetic field.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/analog/resonant-circuit-generates-high-frequency-magnetic-field" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/analog/resonant-circuit-generates-high-frequency-magnetic-field#comments Analog Power Power Sources Wed, 19 Aug 2015 16:47:00 +0000 852521 at http://electronicdesign.com DoE Backs New Conversion Unit for Concentrating Solar Power Plants http://electronicdesign.com/power/doe-backs-new-conversion-unit-concentrating-solar-power-plants <div class="node-body article-body">A research team from the Wisconsin Energy Institute has received a DoE grant to design a new power conversion unit for concentrating-solar-power (CSP) plants.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/doe-backs-new-conversion-unit-concentrating-solar-power-plants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/doe-backs-new-conversion-unit-concentrating-solar-power-plants#comments Analog Power Power Sources Systems Thu, 13 Aug 2015 17:00:00 +0000 851131 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>An array of&nbsp;concentrating-solar-power reflectors in Hawaii. The Energy Department is engaged in research to increase the efficiency and lower the overall cost of these renewable energy&nbsp;power plants. (Image courtesy of Wikipedia).&nbsp;</p> Digital Power Comes of Age http://electronicdesign.com/power/digital-power-comes-age <div class="node-body article-body">This article looks at the evolution of distributed-power architectures since the introduction of the first high-frequency switching dc-dc converter modules back in 1984. It describes the factors that have driven this evolution and highlights some of the most significant innovations along the way.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/digital-power-comes-age" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/digital-power-comes-age#comments Mobile PMICS Power Power Sources Mon, 10 Aug 2015 14:37:00 +0000 850911 at http://electronicdesign.com Power Module or Discrete Power Solution: What’s Best for Your Design? http://electronicdesign.com/power/power-module-or-discrete-power-solution-what-s-best-your-design <div class="node-body article-body">A power module offers a validated and specified solution, while a discrete power supply enables more customization to the application. Both are valid solutions with various tradeoffs for space-limited applications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/power-module-or-discrete-power-solution-what-s-best-your-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/power-module-or-discrete-power-solution-what-s-best-your-design#comments Contributing Technical Experts Analog modules Power Power Sources Texas Instruments Fri, 17 Jul 2015 15:00:00 +0000 842641 at http://electronicdesign.com Researchers Map Catalyst Degradation in Fuel Cells http://electronicdesign.com/power-sources/researchers-map-catalyst-degradation-fuel-cells <div class="node-body article-body">A research team at the University of Electro-Communications in Tokyo has introduced a combination imaging technique that has helped to reveal the cause of catalyst degradation in fuel cells.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power-sources/researchers-map-catalyst-degradation-fuel-cells" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power-sources/researchers-map-catalyst-degradation-fuel-cells#comments Automotive Hot Topics Energy Power Power Sources Systems Thu, 18 Jun 2015 20:49:00 +0000 840721 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>In order for fuel cells to gain traction as a viable&nbsp;power source in consumer products, they must be made more efficient. A Japanese&nbsp;research team has developed a method for measuring catalyst degradation in fuel cells -&nbsp;an important step in&nbsp;improving fuel cell durability. Image courtesy of ThinkStock.</p> Stay Up-to-Date with Wireless Power http://electronicdesign.com/power/stay-date-wireless-power <div class="field-deck"> New standards have emerged that allow for interoperability of charging surfaces and portable devices across different manufacturers, as well as higher efficiency and higher power levels up to several watts. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">New standards have emerged that allow for interoperability of charging surfaces and portable devices across different manufacturers, as well as higher efficiency and higher power levels up to several watts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/stay-date-wireless-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/stay-date-wireless-power#comments Mobile Engineering Essentials Power Power Sources Wireless Texas Instruments Thu, 11 Jun 2015 16:27:00 +0000 840321 at http://electronicdesign.com Multi-Input Power Converter Will Upgrade Renewable Energy Networks http://electronicdesign.com/power-sources/multi-input-power-converter-will-upgrade-renewable-energy-networks <div class="node-body article-body">A research team at the University of Arkansas has invented a high-frequency matrix converter that will convert renewable energy from a variety of sources into a stable electrical current.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power-sources/multi-input-power-converter-will-upgrade-renewable-energy-networks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power-sources/multi-input-power-converter-will-upgrade-renewable-energy-networks#comments Energy Power Power Sources Wed, 10 Jun 2015 18:49:00 +0000 840261 at http://electronicdesign.com Simulating a Battery with a Power Supply Reaps Benefits http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/simulating-battery-power-supply-reaps-benefits <div class="node-body article-body">When proving battery-powered device designs, a battery emulator reduces test setup time, creates a safer test environment, and provides more repeatable results versus using a real battery during test.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/simulating-battery-power-supply-reaps-benefits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/simulating-battery-power-supply-reaps-benefits#comments Contributing Technical Experts Power Power Sources Test & Measurement Wed, 10 Jun 2015 15:29:00 +0000 840241 at http://electronicdesign.com