Energy Efficiency

February 2021
Variations to Perform: Introducing 65 W USB-PD Designs

Figure 1 Block diagram of a secondary-side controlled power adapter using PAG1S and PAG1P

The continuous demand for charging devices in the shortest time is driving the charger market toward fast charging. On the one hand, the power delivered by these charges increases; on the other hand, their size is getting smaller and smaller, so it is necessary to design a higher power density. To meet the growing de
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02/28/2021

3D-Printing Perovskites on Graphene for X-ray Detectors

Example of the deposited perovskite pillars, defining a pixel for the creation of an image.

Since Wilhelm Röntgen discovered them in 1895, X-rays have become a staple of medical imaging. In fact, barely a month after Röntgen's famous paper was published, doctors in Connecticut took the first ever radiograph of a boy's broken wrist. There has been a lot of progress since. Aside from radiographs, which most
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02/18/2021
ON Semiconductor Announce New 650V Silicon Carbide MOSFETs
ON Semiconductor has announced a new range of silicon carbide (SiC) MOSFET devices for demanding applications where power density, efficiency and reliability are key considerations. By replacing existing silicon switching technologies with the new SiC devices, designers will achieve significantly better performance in
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02/17/2021
Committee Releases Plan for U.S. Fusion, Plasma Program

This BELLA HTT laser system enables multipulse, high-energy-density photon sources for LaserNetUS and other experiments.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee (FESAC) has adopted and endorsed a new report that lays out a strategic plan for fusion energy and plasma science research over the next decade. The report has been two years in the making, gathering an unprecedented level of input and su
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02/16/2021
PSDcast – Formula E Gains World Championship Status

AVX’s Ron Demcko

Formula E is the world’s first and largest all-electric, single-seater racing series, and ahead of their 7th season, they’ve officially gained World Championship Status. This year also marks the third consecutive season that AVX has joined with Mouser Electronics and TTI in supporting the Dragon/Penske racing team...
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02/10/2021
CSD Energy Advisors Launches 100% Renewable Energy Program
CSD Energy Advisors announced that their Houston office will operate on 100 percent renewable energy in 2021. The company successfully achieved its “green” initiative through Texas sourced wind Renewable Energy Credits (REC), which align with the company’s projected annual energy consumption. Roots Clean Energy customized the sustainable energy program that will reduce CSD’s Scope 2 emissions and provide them with zero emission electricity in 2021. “We’re excited to announce that our company has taken the first steps to achieve our ESG goals by lowering our carbon footprint and acquiring 100 percent renewable wind power for our office in 2021,” said Andrew Barth, partner and co-founder of CSD Energy Advisors. “Working closely with Roots Clean Energy we tailored a multi-year program that will not only reduce our indirect emissions, but financially s
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Date:
02/03/2021
Precise Photovoltaic I-V Characterization

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Figure 1. PV sweep measurement with the LTC2058

Photovoltaic (PV) modules are popular and affordable sources of renewable energy. Most photovoltaic modules last about 20 years, but thermal stressand moisture ingress, among other causes, can degrade a module’s output power over time. For the purpose of debugging, a module’s performance degradation can be
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Date:
02/01/2021
Mouser Partners w/ DRAGON / PENSKE AUTOSPORT Formula E Racing
Mouser Electronics, Inc. is delighted to once again partner with the DRAGON / PENSKE AUTOSPORT Formula E team as they kick off the series’ seventh season, and the first Formula E racing season as an FIA World Championship, with double-header races on Feb. 26 and 27. The third consecutive season-opener at Diriyah E-P
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Date:
02/01/2021