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Related Blogs: Power Management Essentials | Tech Spotlight | Polls | Power Management | Microchip Power Management | More Blogs | << Previous | Next >> How Do You Optimize Silicon Carbide (SiC) Device Performance? Commercial interest in Silicon carbide (SiC) has significantly increased over the last several years as this novel semiconductor can amplify power management capability. Such performance is achieved by amalgamating higher power density and better efficiency with reduce ...
Related Blogs: Power Management Essentials | Tech Spotlight | Blogs | Polls | Power Management | TDK-Lambda | << Previous TDK-Lambda's 300 W, 8, 12.5 and 20 A rated i7C non-isolated DC/DC converters have an input range of either 9 VDC to 36 VDC or 9 VDC to 53 VDC, with an outputs that can be adjusted from 5 V to 28 V, 8 V to 24 V or 9.6 V to 48 V. The product's topology enables a seamless transition from buck (voltage reduction) to boost (voltage increase) operation. The i7C is ideal for ...
Related Blogs: Power Management Essentials | Tech Spotlight | Polls | Power Management | Giveaway | More Blogs | << Previous As wide-bandgap technologies continue to populate traditional and emerging power electronics applications, semiconductor companies are developing their product offerings at a blistering pace. In 2021, ON Semiconductor released 650 V Silicon Carbide (SiC) MOSFET technology to support the need for DC power supplies ranging from several hundred watts to tens of kilowa ...
Related Blogs: Power Management Essentials | Tech Spotlight | Polls | Power Management | Giveaway | More Blogs | Next >> What is Source Down Technology? The power management market has become increasingly concerned with energy efficiency, power density, cost, and improved lifetimes for end applications. While advancements in Silicon technologies have pushed the envelope of key performance parameters, new package concepts offering groundbreaking benefits are scarce. With the introduction ...
Related Blogs: Power Management Essentials | Tech Spotlight | Blogs | Polls | Power Management | Renesas | << Previous | Next >> Energy storage technologies, along with the extensive use of high-density devices such as lithium-ion batteries and supercapacitors, are key elements for the proliferation of battery-operated portable devices. These are installed in renewable energy systems like solar power and wind power to store energy and, subsequently, supply stable power either to t ...
Related Blogs: Power Management Essentials | Tech Spotlight | Blogs | Polls | Power Management | NXP | << Previous | Next >> What are the Challenges of Providing Power Supplies to complex SoCs? Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) are systems designed and optimized for targeted applications such as industrial, automotive, IoT, mobile, medical, and home automation. A complex ASIC may include different components such as microprocessors, interfaces, and peripheral functi ...
Related Blogs: Power Management Essentials | Tech Spotlight | Blogs | Polls | Power Management | Qorvo | << Previous | Next >> A power management integrated circuit (PMIC) manages power on an electronic device or in modules on devices with a wide voltage range. PMICs are employed for voltage conversion, voltage regulation, and battery management. They are essentially a system-in-a-package solution. A single PMIC can manage multiple external power sources, supply power to multiple ...
Related Blogs: Power Management Essentials | Tech Spotlight | Blogs | Polls | Power Management | Maxim Integrated | << Previous | Next >> Lightning strikes, battery failures, power surges, and disasters result in costly, unnecessary downtimes. Faults are inevitable, but system power protection ICs avert field failures and unanticipated downtime by diminishing the damaging consequences of reverse voltage, overcurrent, over-temperature, hot-swap, and overvoltage fault conditions ofte ...
Related Blogs: Power Management Essentials | Tech Spotlight | Blogs | Polls | Power Management | Murata | << Previous | Next >> DC-DC converters are power supplies that can change a direct current (DC) voltage into another DC voltage. Although DC-DC converters exist without input-to-output isolation, most DC-DC converters use an internal transformer, and the output is electrically (galvanically) isolated from the input. The separated output can provide either a floating power sou ...
Related Blogs: Power Management Essentials | Tech Spotlight | Blogs | Polls | Power Management | Diodes Inc | Next >> Prompted by decreasing core voltages, the past few years have witnessed a shift from centralized AC-to-DC power supplies to distributed (decentralized) power systems that use DC-to-DC converters near the point of operation. The low voltages at high currents have led the power conversion industry to reevaluate conventional circuit topologies, component selection, and packa ...
There are two broad types of DC Power supplies: linear and switched-mode. Both designs use different techniques to achieve the same result: convert AC power to DC power. Depending on the application, each power supply type enjoys a few advantages. This article will briefly go through the difference between linear and switched-mode power supplies.   Linear power supply A large transformer (as per power needs) is used in a linear supply to reduce voltage from the AC line to a lower AC volta ...
I think we all live with some level of tunnel vision. We live locally and too often are unaware of what is going on in the wider world despite our access to the reportage of world events.   I thought about my own tunnel vision of the wider world when I did my typical Saturday morning thing: got a cup of coffee from my local Starbucks and read in the New York Times the story: India, Once a Coal Goliath, Is Fast Turning Green.   The gist of the story is that India WAS planning on build ...
The term PMIC (Power Management IC) gets thrown around a lot when discussing power. In my experience it could mean anything from a dual output power regulator, to a full featured device with a dozen outputs, reset controllers, GPIO and more.   So how do I know what I’m looking for and where to go for information? Well, the answer to that question isn’t always easy. It varies by manufacturer based on how they categorize these devices on their websites which sometimes makes it di ...
Energy consumption is the issue of the 21st century. The gyrations in the price of oil on the world markets to the global uncertainty stoked by the prospect of peak oil and the end of the quality of life as we know it all feed into the importance of energy to our lives. One way to solve these energy uncertainties is to find ways to use energy more efficiently.   Energy efficiency is all about doing more with less. Cars with better efficiency use less gas to obtain the same (or better) perf ...

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