Power

Power electronics is a key element in the world of electronic design and engineering and electronic engineers need to have a thorough understanding of this area if they’re going to create successful products.

In this section, New Electronics keeps designers up to date with the latest developments in the power electronics market – everything from DC/DC converters to IGBTs to battery technology. In fact, New Electronics covers any power product that can go on a PCB.

The power to change

During the heatwaves that hit Europe and North America over the summer, users were posting to Twitter and social media sites how their smartphones were suffering from heat exhaustion.

Sensors get smarter

AutoSens, which was held at the world-famous AutoWorld museum in Brussels, Belgium, last month brought industry leaders together to look at and assess the most recent developments in the driver assistance market (ADAS).

Time to break free

Are PCB designers ready for a world of printed electronics? If not, it might be prudent to start thinking about moving beyond traditional PCB design and considering how to approach this rapidly growing market.

Discrete DRAM components v modules

A common practice when designing embedded computing systems for aerospace and defence applications is to use down-board DRAMs which are extremely reliable, have very efficient thermal ratings and the fastest electrical characteristics.

A bird's eye view of SWAP

In ancient China, tethered kites were deployed to gain an aerial advantage over the enemy. Later, armies used hot air balloons for aerial attack and information gathering and, shortly after the Wright brothers’ first flight in 1903, aeroplanes were used in small and large scale battles, before the First World War.

Replacing silicon

In a world with mobiles, laptops and tablets the demand for low-voltage power adaptors has never been greater.

Hot chips take a bath

Liquid cooling has a chequered history. Once the only realistic option for mainframe computers, leaks and the costs of maintenance eventually saw pumps and heat exchangers replaced by fans and bladed heatsinks.

A new golden age

Does the creation of open domain-specific architectures herald a new age in terms of computer architecture?

Making connections

PCB Design and Manufacturing Live opens its doors for a second year, welcoming a host of the industry’s PCB experts.

A flexible design process

Delivering a successful product from the ground-up in 14 short months requires a hardworking team, especially when that team is made up of 90 engineers located around the globe.

System success

“Software-defined testers will be critical in keeping up with the evolution in automotive design,” said Jeff Phillips, Head of Automotive Marketing at National Instruments (NI) in an interview with New Electronics last year.

Innovation unbound

Earlier this month the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) took place in Las Vegas, and with over 4,500 exhibitors and upwards of 180,000 visitors it remains the largest consumer electronics show in the US, with a global impact to match.

Digital dilemma

As the amount of data soars and computational power accelerates, data centres are set to have a bigger carbon footprint than the aviation industry. What can be done to address this?

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