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January 2021
Innovating Power Delivery Networks
Every electronic piece of equipment or system has a power delivery network (PDN) made up of cables, bus bars, connectors, circuit board copper power planes and AC-to-DC and DC-to-DC converters and regulators. Governing the performance of a PDN is its overall architecture, such as the use of AC or DC voltage di
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Date:
01/28/2021

Artificial Intelligence Beats us in Chess, not in Memory

The brain strategy for storing memories may lead to imperfect memories, but in turn, allows it to store more memories, and with less hassle than AI.

In the last decades, Artificial Intelligence has shown to be very good at achieving exceptional goals in several fields. Chess is one of them: in 1996, for the first time, the computer Deep Blue beat a human player, chess champion Garry Kasparov. A new piece of research shows now that the brain strategy for st
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Date:
01/18/2021
PSDcast – A Wireless Battery Management System

Karl-Heinz Steinmetz, who leads TI’s hybrid and electric vehicle and powertrain sector team

Electric vehicles rely on battery management systems to maximize their power, range, and efficiency. Every battery cell in the EV has to be wired to a BMS, and since more cells means a higher charge capacity – leading to a longer electric range – manufacturers pack as cells in there as they can. And that ma
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Date:
01/15/2021
48 V – 6 V LLC Module Family for High-Density Computing
Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. (MPS) announced the launch of a new family of 48 V – 6V digital DC-DC power modules for 48 V Data Center Solutions, utilizing eGaN transistors from Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) Corporation. These power modules target applications for high density computing and data centers, ar
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Date:
01/14/2021
USB Type-C Power Management Design for Portable Devices

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Figure 1: O-Ring Circuit

Among the many benefits of USB Type-C connectors are their small size, easy-to-use features, and versatility. USB Type-C (also called USB-C) can support multiple protocols, such as USB 3.1, DisplayPort, HDMI, and USB PD. The USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) released guidelines for USB Type-C called USB Type-C Ca
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Date:
01/04/2021