Industrial

June 2023
PSDcast – Battery Formation and Test

Jeff Myatt, Senior Marketing Manager, with Vicor

Research firm MarketandMarkets estimates HV batteries will grow at a CAGR of nearly 39 percent between 2018 and 2025 when it will reach a market size of more than $89 billion. One of the biggest impediments to this growth curve is the high cost of battery formation and test, which accounts for as much as
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Date:
06/15/2023

PSDcast - Producing Green Energy

Marty Neese - CEO Verdagy

­Verdagy has released a solution that, according to their asscoiated white paper, helps drive down the investment and energy costs needed for the industrial-scale production of green hydrogen. And on the line to discuss it is Verdagy CEO Marty Neese.
Date:
06/09/2023
Precision Thin Film Resistors – Nichrome vs Tantalum Nitride – a Comparison

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Figure 1: Precision Chip Resistors

­The two main resistive materials used in the manufacturing of precision chip resistors are nichrome (NiCr) and tantalum nitride (TaN).  This article will discuss the similarities and differences between resistors made with these two material types; from manufacturing to material properties to overall el
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Date:
06/01/2023
Power ICs Integrate Fast, Autonomous, Precise Protection Circuits for Ultimate System Robustness

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Figure 1: Device overload causes high temperatures and destruction

­As maximum load requirements increase and size decreases, the current, power and thermal stress also increases for the power switching device. The need to protect against overload conditions becomes paramount. As switching frequency increases, the need for faster fault detection, reaction, and protection times be
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Date:
06/01/2023
Bringing a Digital Dimension to Revolutionary Smart Shunt Technology

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Figure 1: A Riedon SSD Smart Shunt

­By achieving high efficiency levels, environmental guidelines can be adhered to and electricity consumption costs made more manageable. Conversely, elevated efficiency levels must be maintained in places where energy is being generated, so that it can always be used to full effect.  There are many high
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Date:
06/01/2023
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