Batteries & Other Energy Storage Devices

January 2024
Coilcraft MAGPro

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Figure 1: Inductor Performance Analysis

Design engineersuse analysis tools long before going to the bench to assemble any hardware. Experienced designers know that the best tools provide more efficient designs in the shortest possible time, and the way to be the first to market with the best converter often comes down to simply “get it right the fir
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Date:
01/31/2024

Five New Open Source Projects Added by LF Energy

Ally Winning, European Editor, PSD

It’s always good to see open source initiatives expand. The open source community has been really beneficial to the technology industry by creating projects that allow designs to get to market quicker while being interoperable with other products. It is even better when the new projects advance power systems de
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Date:
01/01/2024
Enabling Smarter Battery Ecosystem Solutions

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Figure 1. A typical multi-component wired BMS network (left) and the simpler arrangement made possible by wBMS technology (right)

Most current generation electric vehicles (EVs) are still considered as expensive or less attractive when compared to conventional combustion engine cars. Consequently, cost reduction and improved performance are key to ensure a successful and sustainable market growth. Reduction of size, weight, and cost impacts th
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Date:
01/01/2024
Welcome to the Batterycene

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With lithium prices at a high and abundant claims of exploitation and environmental damage from EV minerals, many people wonder if the rEVolution will stall or whether it’s even ethically and economically worth it. That’s not true; instead, we’re entering the age of batteries: welcome to the Batteryce
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Date:
01/01/2024
Design Optimization Minimizes Battery Environmental Impact

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Figure 1: Nordic Semiconductor Power Profiler Kit II (PPK2). (Source: Mouser Electronics)

For many of the essential green technologies, such as electric vehicles (EVs) and solar and wind power infrastructure, we rely on one vital component: batteries. But this comes at a cost to the earth, as raw materials must be mined. Alternative storage methods, such as more effective solid-state batteries and gravi
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Date:
01/01/2024
The Beginning of the End for Li-ion Dominance?

Ally Winning, European Editor, PSD

Happy New Year to all of our readers from each of us at the magazine. Last year was the first one where things really seemed to return to normal after the COVID-19 pandemic. This year and every year from now into the foreseeable future will be important and exciting for the power industry. There are great challenges ah
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Date:
01/01/2024

 



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