Power Sources http://electronicdesign.com/taxonomy/term/25803/more en 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 U.S., said that it has struck 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. (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 EE Schools Not to Blame: Most EEs are Self-Taught http://electronicdesign.com/blog/ee-schools-not-blame-most-ees-are-self-taught <div class="node-body blog-body">The recent post “7 Critical Things They Don’t Teach You in EE School” generated numerous responses, covering a wide range of related topics. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/ee-schools-not-blame-most-ees-are-self-taught" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/ee-schools-not-blame-most-ees-are-self-taught#comments Boards Power Sources Test & Measurement Wireless Communiqué Mon, 27 Jun 2016 18:30:00 +0000 877451 at http://electronicdesign.com 7 Critical Things They Don’t Teach You in EE School http://electronicdesign.com/blog/7-critical-things-they-don-t-teach-you-ee-school <div class="node-body blog-body">Where did you acquire the core knowledge that has made you successful in your career? Answer: probably not at college.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/7-critical-things-they-don-t-teach-you-ee-school" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/7-critical-things-they-don-t-teach-you-ee-school#comments Boards Power Sources Test & Measurement Wireless Communiqué Mon, 13 Jun 2016 19:15:00 +0000 876781 at http://electronicdesign.com Getting Your Priorities Straight: Managing Overshoots http://electronicdesign.com/power/getting-your-priorities-straight-managing-overshoots <div class="node-body article-body">If voltage or current overshoots are a concern with your power supply, then choosing the right priority mode becomes essential.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/getting-your-priorities-straight-managing-overshoots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/getting-your-priorities-straight-managing-overshoots#comments Contributing Technical Experts Analog Power Power Sources Mon, 13 Jun 2016 14:31:00 +0000 876761 at http://electronicdesign.com Wireless Battery Charging Not Just for Smartphones http://electronicdesign.com/power/wireless-battery-charging-not-just-smartphones <div class="node-body article-body">A streamlining of the standards and ever-smaller ICs could make wireless charging viable in wearables and other portable devices.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/wireless-battery-charging-not-just-smartphones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/wireless-battery-charging-not-just-smartphones#comments Mobile Power Power Sources Test & Measurement Wireless Texas Instruments Tue, 07 Jun 2016 16:00:00 +0000 876181 at http://electronicdesign.com Eliminate Those Automotive Load-Dump Circuit-Protection Headaches http://electronicdesign.com/power/eliminate-those-automotive-load-dump-circuit-protection-headaches <div class="node-body article-body">As the automotive industry increasingly relies on electronic systems to improve safety and the overall driving experience, circuit protection becomes more important than ever. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/eliminate-those-automotive-load-dump-circuit-protection-headaches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/eliminate-those-automotive-load-dump-circuit-protection-headaches#comments Automotive circuit protection Power Power Sources Wed, 11 May 2016 15:22:00 +0000 875371 at http://electronicdesign.com Test Technique Quantifies Jitter of Discrete-Comparator Design http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/test-technique-quantifies-jitter-discrete-comparator-design <div class="node-body article-body">Testing high-performance designs for parameters such as jitter is not easy, but this circuit, when used with a standard, high-end mixed-signal oscilloscope, yields accurate and meaningful results.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/test-technique-quantifies-jitter-discrete-comparator-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/test-technique-quantifies-jitter-discrete-comparator-design#comments Analog Ideas for Design Power Sources Test & Measurement Tue, 10 May 2016 13:05:00 +0000 875311 at http://electronicdesign.com Gallery: The History of Solar-Powered Airplanes http://electronicdesign.com/power/gallery-history-solar-powered-airplanes <div class="node-body gallery-body">Solar Impulse 2, which recently crossed the Pacific Ocean without a single drop of fuel, is not the first solar-powered airplane. Research projects testing the limits of solar power helped to set the table for the latest milestone. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/gallery-history-solar-powered-airplanes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/gallery-history-solar-powered-airplanes#comments Hot Topics Energy Analog Electromechanical Power Power Sources Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:45:00 +0000 874781 at http://electronicdesign.com Find and Fix Power-Supply Noise Issues When Charging Cells http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/find-and-fix-power-supply-noise-issues-when-charging-cells <div class="field-byline"> Bob Zollo, Keysight Technologies </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Often times, standard power test equipment can be more flexible than dedicated cell testers when analyzing power supplies. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/find-and-fix-power-supply-noise-issues-when-charging-cells" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/find-and-fix-power-supply-noise-issues-when-charging-cells#comments Contributing Technical Experts Power Power Sources Test & Measurement Mon, 11 Apr 2016 15:31:00 +0000 873851 at http://electronicdesign.com