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.

60W ac/dc switching power

Designed for medical and industrial applications, multiple output versions of XP’s ECM40 and ECM60 families of 60W ac/dc switching power supplies provide outputs ranging from 3.3 to 48V dc

Sacking the plug

Power over Ethernet is fast gaining the reputation that it’s the only way of bringing power and data over one cable to networked devices. By Vanessa Knivett.

The big squeeze

The pressure is on to find more efficient, smaller and more environmentally friendly ways of powering portable devices. By Vanessa Knivett.

Conservation area

By extending your ability to save power in your current implementation, would you delay moving to the next silicon generation if you could? By Vanessa Knivett.

Freshly made

Battery packs deserve more respect, as they move further up the priority list. By Philip Ling.

Bright light

An efficient approach to driving white leds in lcd backlight applications. By Gareth Henson.

Powering down

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

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