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.

Industrial AI made simple

Looking at AI processing for the Industrial Internet of Things, then you need to consider where the bulk of the data processing will take place.

A partnership in design

Although most electronics engineers understand the principles of an AC to DC power supply (PSU) and could probably design one to work, it takes specialist knowledge and skills to fully optimise it for cost, size and performance.

A touch-free world

Optical sensors are being used to help create a safer, touch-free world as a result of COVID, as Gabriele Fulco explains to New Electronics.

A supply chain in flux

In the coming years, Tier 1 automotive suppliers have an enormous opportunity with the development of autonomous vehicles (AVs) but there are challenges - the whole supply chain is being disrupted by new participants and new technologies.

Advances in user interface design

Ian Crosby from touchscreen manufacturer Zytronic, looks at the considerations that need to be taken into account when a product designer is planning a device that has a touch interface.

Hardware progress

A DVCon Europe 2019 conference paper, jointly authored by Renesas and OneSpin Solutions, considered innovative chip safety analysis. In this article Jörg Grosse and Sergio Marchese discuss its findings.

Converters for photovoltaic panels

In recent years, we have witnessed a growing interest in “green energy”. Numerous applications are offered that make it possible to obtain energy from freely available sources, among which photovoltaic panel installations are the most popular ones. Their prices have become so affordable that they are oftentimes installed even in small summer houses. When building such systems, it is important to understand the specific nature of the energy source – a photovoltaic panel or a turbine. One should also bear in mind the challenges faced by the manufacturers of devices powered from such sources.

Hardware progress

In today’s vehicles, according to AUDI, microelectronics enable over 80% of vehicle innovation and high-end cars may contain more than 100 electronic control units (ECUs) controlling both safety-critical and entertainment functions, as well as implementing advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS).

The self-powered IoT

EnOcean, a pioneer in energy harvesting, has been developing and manufacturing maintenance free wireless switches and sensors for over 20 years, and its products have been installed in over 500,000 buildings around the world.

All electric aviation

Cutting carbon emissions could form an essential part of post-Covid-19 recovery plans for the aviation sector. Could that help to accelerate the development of all-electric aviation?

Battery health & safety

Lithium-ion batteries are popular because they have a number of important advantages.They’re lighter when compared to other types of rechargeable battery and lithium, being highly reactive, can store a lot of energy in its atomic bonds.

Squeezing every drop!

The Internet of Things (IoT), Industry 4.0, digital health and greater prevalence of wearable electronics all rely heavily on the use of sensing devices that it simply won’t be practical to plug into a mains socket.

Paging Dr Beep

The Covid-19 pandemic has shone a bright light on the capacity of the healthcare system to cope with the numbers who need to access it.

Complying with the latest standards

NOR Flash has been a dependable technology in vehicles for many years, and today is used in various automotive systems, including the instrument cluster and in infotainment and telematics systems.

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