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.

Powering down

Minimising power consumption has become a hot discussion topic. By Brent Rowe, Jeff Corbin and Ken Murphy.

Vicor's VIPAC arrays

A flexible system of dc input power building blocks from Vicor can be configured with up to four user definable outputs on a low profile, cold plate chassis.

Brick by brick

Power density and efficiency are two measurements of success for many dc/dc converters, but often mutually exclusive. But a breakthrough in transformer technology could change all that. By Philip Ling.

Keep it down!

The technology behind one of the most critical but neglected power chain devices. By Mick Burgoyne.

Three horse race

Will wireless front ends demand cmos amplifiers for cost efficiency over GaAs, or will SiGe take first place? By Philip Ling

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