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Build high-performance power systems quickly and easily

Supplied by Vicor Corporation on 01 February, 2016

A new line of AC-DC front-end components allows the Power Component Design Methodology to be used from AC to the point of load. This now enables engineers to construct efficient and adaptable power systems with a building blocks approach.


7 ways to shrink your power system

Supplied by Vicor Corporation on 08 October, 2015

A common challenge in the creation of an electronic power system is developing a power chain that takes up less space, allowing more room for other parts of the system. Engineers can use a combination of several techniques to achieve this outcome.


Investigation into isolated failure mechanisms

Supplied by Semikron on 04 August, 2015

Considerable efforts have been made to predict the operational lifetime of classical IGBT power modules over the last few decades. Most of these investigations were based on end-of-life active power cycling tests. The analysis identified two dominant failure modes: solder fatigue and Al wire bond failure. However, the lifetime models derived from these accelerated tests could not discriminate between these failure modes. Recently, more reliable interconnection technologies were developed, and both failure modes can now be studied independently.


Planning a scalable long-term wireless strategy

Supplied by M2M Connectivity on 03 July, 2015

Operators in many markets are transitioning to 3G and 4G technologies, whilst other operators have preferred to invest in maintaining and upgrading 2G networks for the foreseeable future. Understanding the strengths and weaknesses of each technology is paramount, amongst considerations of hardware and software to suit, in planning to scale from 2G to 3G to 4G LTE.


New highly efficient bidirectional DC-DC converter for DC-BUS and battery bank interface

Supplied by Vicor Corporation on 01 July, 2015

With the growth in use of renewable sources of power, the energy storage systems (ESS) market, particularly battery systems, is set to soar. ESS designers are selecting batteries to replace traditional mechanical means of energy storage such as hydro pumps.


16-bit oscilloscopes can fulfil demand for high detail

Supplied by Rohde & Schwarz on 30 June, 2015

The vertical resolution of an oscilloscope determines how accurately signals are displayed. Industries including consumer goods, medicines and R&D are increasingly demanding high vertical definition devices.


A guide book for designers of flexible circuits

Supplied by Altium on 16 April, 2015

Flex and rigid-flex PCBs have a wide range of applications - from military weaponry and aerospace systems to mobile phones and digital cameras. Their use in medical equipment is constantly increasing due to their improved reliability.


SiC in power electronics

Supplied by Semikron on 22 September, 2014

The total market of SiC power devices is predicted to rise to more than US$1 billion by 2021.


New generation LCD resizing technology

Supplied by Advantech Australia Pty Ltd on 29 April, 2014

Large-sized LCD displays have limitations – poor aspect ratio, high power consumption and low resolution. A technological breakthrough has enabled high quality visual resizing opening up new display opportunities.  


Internet of Things (IoT) and big data combine forces

05 February, 2014

A primary driving force behind the IoT and big data has been the collection and analysis of data concerning consumer behaviours in order to find out what people buy and why. This paper looks at the future of these trends.


Getting the wider picture and benefiting from it

05 February, 2014

This paper examines the various reasons why human-machine interface (HMI) display changes are occurring, the benefits behind the changes and why these are essential for successful implementation.


Comparing the incomparable: understanding and comparing IGBT module datasheets

10 December, 2013

This white paper explains the component parameters of IGBT modules, points out possible differences in how various parameters are determined to assist with comparison and helps users analyse the data.


Industrial Bus and Network Standards

12 July, 2013

With the migration of ethernet TCP/IP to IPv6, ethernet appears to be poised to become the dominant, and perhaps the only, networking technology. It's simple, manageable, has built-in security, and is clearly understood by a very large number of networking professionals both in industrial and commercial environments. The question remains, however, whether there will be a new bus or network structure in the future. Download this white paper and find out.


Global networks for M2M eBook

24 March, 2013

M2M has a relatively short history, having been around since 2000 when it became apparent that communication between machines carrying out similar functions would be a good idea. It has since broadened into communication between dissimilar devices, examples being medicine and mining. This eBook explains more about this technology.


Sustainability for manufacturers: driving profitability and growth

27 September, 2010

This white paper encourages manufacturers to integrate sustainability into their corporate strategy to drive both profits and growth. It reviews the top environmental issues affecting the manufacturing sector and explains how taking action on sustainability can help mitigate persistent business challenges.


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