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Embedded Design

Successive approximation A/D converters: Ensuring a valid ... 25/03/2014

Successive approximation A/D converters, with resolutions of up to 18bit and sampling at 10Msample/s, are suited to many data acquisition ...

DC transmission on a comeback 25/02/2014

The pressure throughout the energy supply chain to deliver electrical power more efficiently is intense and growing.

POWER ELECTRONICS SPECIAL: Expert panel 08/10/2013

A power design survey conducted by New Electronics threw up some interesting information, especially when compared to results of a similar survey in ...

POWER ELECTRONICS SPECIAL: Powering change in the industry 08/10/2013

Annual demand for power electronics devices of all kinds is immense; current estimates value it at something like $135billion and demand continues to ...

POWER ELECTRONICS SPECIAL: Future visions of the power ... 08/10/2013

The primary trends present in almost all power supply market segments are: increased efficiency; higher power density; and cost reduction. Andrew ...

POWER ELECTRONICS SPECIAL: Forums powering ahead 08/10/2013

The idea of the forums, according to motiv8's director Harvey Osborn, is to provide an event of the perfect size and format to suit the needs of ...

Performance requirements drive changes in battery charging ... 09/07/2013

There are few products on the market today which rely on disposable alkaline batteries for their power. Instead, designers are specifying lithium-ion ...

GaN reference designs set to play central role in power ... 25/06/2013

Gallium nitride (GaN) has been touted as 'the next big thing' in power electronics applications for some time now. In speed, temperature, efficiency ...

Industry trends conspire to make power analysis an ... 11/06/2013

As a rule, test and measurement companies need to be at the forefront of technology – their products need to be at least as capable as the equipment ...

Power verification is just as important as functional ... 14/05/2013

SoCs are getting smaller and faster, but smaller node geometries leak more current and higher speed circuitry consumes more power. Yet everyone wants ...

Power consumption is a primary consideration in smart ... 23/04/2013

Designing loop powered field instruments with a 4 to 20mA analogue output and a HART (Highway Addressable Remote Transducer) interface within the ...

Embedded PMBus simplifies complex power system ... 26/03/2013

Power system designers need to apply and remove power in a predetermined and device dependent sequence.

Analogue control remains popular 26/02/2013

Until relatively recently, the idea of trusting system power supply control to software was viewed as potentially foolhardy. When a single bug in a ...

Power component suppliers look to develop integrated ... 27/03/2012

A range of customer requirements, including efficiency, board space and cost, are pushing suppliers of embedded power components to develop devices ...

Power management in battery powered medical devices 14/02/2012

A fundamental shift in the nature of healthcare delivery is seeing a host of therapeutic procedures, once found only in hospitals, migrating to the ...

Advanced technology ics cut all current paths to achieve ... 24/01/2012

With standby power consumption representing a significant proportion of electricity consumed around the world, standards for no load performance are ...

Gallium nitride based devices set to bring substantial ... 13/12/2011

Gallium nitride has long been known to have useful properties when it comes to electronic components. Even so, its application has largely been ...

Using good power supply design to help save the climate 08/11/2011

Economic and environmental factors are playing an ever increasing role in the drive to reduce the power consumption of electronic equipment.

Facebook's new data centre is home to numerous innovations 09/08/2011

It is reasonable to assume that anyone reading this article has dealings, in some way, with a data centre. Whether it's through the use of social ...

The best route to avoiding counterfeit electronics 11/07/2011

It's been discussed and analysed for years, yet there does not seem to be an end in sight for the trade in counterfeit electronics.

Wireless data to be followed by wireless power? 24/05/2011

We may have seen a wireless revolution in the last decade, but it has been all about wireless data. But when it comes to transmitting power, cables ...
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Simplifying flyback design 25/01/2011

Flyback controller eliminates optocoupler and simplifies design. By Bruce Haug.

Digital power techniques deliver benefits throughout a ... 17/09/2010

By Patrick Le Fevre, director marketing and Communication, Ericsson Power Modules

Understanding DC-coupled and DC-blocked power sensors and ... 06/09/2010

Understanding power meter and sensor key specifications is vital for selecting the right equipment for power measurements. An often overlooked area ...

Powering efficiency 12/07/2010

How a flyback controller can achieve 90% efficiency and reduce component count.
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