Military, Aerospace & Hi-Rel

September 2022
First-Ever Wildfire Sensor Added to GRIDWIDE FIRE-SPY Fleet

First-Ever Wildfire Sensor Added to GRIDWIDE FIRE-SPY Fleet

­GRID2020, Inc. announced that the industry’s first-ever three phase distribution transformer-mounted wildfire mitigation sensor device has successfully completed its intended regimen of private, secure cellular communications certification; now including prioritized utility operator and first responder cellular ca
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09/13/2022
Dispelling a Myth – GaN and Motor Drivers

Marco Palma, Director of Motor Drives Systems and Applications at EPC

There is a commonly held belief in the industry that GaN devices are wasted on inverters for electric motors. After all, if the performance of the system is restricted by the use of a 20KHz PWM, then there can be little benefit in using a material that gains the majority of its advantages from faster switching sp
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09/13/2022
Where do High-Energy Particles that Endanger Satellites, Astronauts, and Airplanes Come From?

Where do High-Energy Particles that Endanger Satellites, Astronauts, and Airplanes Come From?

­For decades, scientists have been trying to solve a vexing problem about the weather in outer space: At unpredictable times, high-energy particles bombard the earth and objects outside the earth’s atmosphere with radiation that can endanger the lives of astronauts and destroy satellites’ electronic equipment. Th
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Date:
09/13/2022