Notable & Newsworthy

November 2023
PSDcast – Collaboration with Adidas Produces

Manuel Hollfelder, Senior Manager Solutions & Application Synergies at Power & Sensor Systems division at Infineon Technologies AG

Infineon recently collaborated with sports apparel behemoth Adidas to produce the “Infineon Lighting Shoe.” And on the line to discuss that is Manuel Hollfelder, Senior Manager Solutions & Application Synergies at Power & Sensor Systems division at Infineon Technologies AG.
Date:
11/30/2023
An Integrated Solution to Li-ion Battery Management

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Figure 1: Some battery chemistries compared

This article discusses the issue and describes cost-effective integrated solutions that can also add extra user benefits, including state-of-charge and state-of-health monitoring. Going back in history, perhaps hundreds of chemistries have been proposed for batteries. These have ranged from the original copper,
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Date:
11/30/2023
PSDcast – AI and Smart Traffic Lights

Telit’s Head of Marketing Strategy Joe Braga

AI has the potential to radically change our daily lives, including our commutes (and especially smart traffic lights). And on the line to discuss that is Telit’s Head of Marketing Strategy Joe Braga.
Date:
11/09/2023
Cascaded and Hybrid Concepts for Voltage Conversion

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Figure 1. Conversion of a voltage from 48 V down to 3.3 V in one single conversion step.

There are different solutions for applications that require conversion from a high input voltage down to a very low output voltage. One interesting example is the conversion from 48 V down to 3.3 V. Such a specification is not only common in server applications for the information technology market, but in telecommunications as
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Date:
11/01/2023
Costs of Renewable Generation and Storage Fall by Almost 90%

Ally Winning, European Editor, PSD

One of the main excuses that people use to not become more sustainable at home is the cost, especially the initial investment in items like solar panels, energy storage and heat pumps. However, as the price of energy has increased over the last few years, there’s far more of an incentive to look to generate yo
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Date:
11/01/2023
Could 2030 be

Jason Lomberg, North American Editor, PSD

The International Energy Agency (IEA) believes we’ll reach “the beginning of the end” of the fossil fuel era by the end of the decade. After that, fossil fuel will enter a permanent decline and eventually disappear almost entirely. But what’s so special about 2030 and how realistic is it? Le
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Date:
11/01/2023
The Fast-Growing and Ever-Evolving Power Semiconductor Devices Market

Kevin Parmenter, Director, Applications Engineering. TSC, America

The power semiconductor devices market is estimated at USD 41.81 billion in 2023 and is expected to reach USD 49.23 billion by 2028 (an estimated 3.66% CAGR), according to a recent report from Mordor Intelligence. This market has come a long way since the early days when germanium power devices were used for ca
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Date:
11/01/2023
Smallest Dual-Channel Low-Side Gate Driver ICs

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Figure 1: Footprint comparison: EiceDRIVER 2EDN7534U in TSNP vs SMD resistors

Overall power levels have been going up in Datacenter and Computing to supply the GPUs and CPUs used in emerging applications such as Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, and Machine Learning. Consequently, ever-increasing power density and efficiency requirements require innovation, not only on power switch te
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Date:
11/01/2023
Matching the Supply and Demand for Next-Gen SiC Devices

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Figure 1: Multiple applications can benefit from the features of SiC devices

Components based on wide-bandgap (WBG) technologies such as SiC are crucial to improve efficiency in industrial, automotive and renewable energy applications. In this article, onsemi considers how next-generation SiC devices will evolve to enable even higher efficiency and smaller form factors and also discusses wh
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Date:
11/01/2023
Silicon Carbide Enables PFC Evolution

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Figure 1: These technologies all have their strengths and application areas in which they fit the best.

The move to electric drive by the automotive industry has recently driven growth in SiC use as well as in design engineer attention toward the benefits of the technology in wider application areas.   Selecting a device technology  No matter what the application, every power supply desi
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Date:
11/01/2023
A New Generation of GaN Devices to Meet AI Server Power Demands

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Table 1: 80 PLUS efficiency specifications at 230V input

The rapid development and deployment of massive artificial intelligence (AI) in the cloud - including OpenAI’s ChatGPT, Microsoft’s Bing with AI, plus Google’s Bard and Deep Mind Gemini - is drawing new and more powerful, purpose-designed AI processors into data center servers. Next-generation hyperscale sy
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Date:
11/01/2023
A Guide to the Fundamentals of Thermal Management

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Figure 1: Thermal infrared image of a PCB showing significant heat sources. (Source: Teledyne Flir)

Electronic components like to run cool. Any part that exhibits an internal self-heating effect will reduce its reliability and those of others around it. The heat generated may also cause long-term warping of the PCB, potentially decreasing the integrity of connections to other components and impacting trace im
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Date:
11/01/2023
How IO-Link Wireless is enabling Industry 4.0

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Figure 1. IO-Link Wireless System Topology

A key enabler on Industry 4.0 is effective machine connectivity, including in places that were not possible before, for more intelligent devices at the edge. For industrial applications, the traditional solution is wired communication, which provides high reliability and low latency. However, cables limit the
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Date:
11/01/2023
Five Ways Modern 8-bit Microcontrollers Evolved to Solve the Latest IoT System Challenges

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Figure 1: Microchip CIPs shown above are color-coded by peripheral category. The green items provide additional power reduction possibilities

It’s been over 50 years since the development of the first microcontroller.  As these systems became more complex, many subsystems now require hundreds of thousands— if not millions—of MCUs. This puts a premium on delivering low-cost devices with high reliability and durability. With the advent of th
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Date:
11/01/2023
Mind the Bandgap

Ally Winning, European Editor, PSD

Welcome to the November edition of Power Systems Design Europe. With there being no electronica this year, this month will be quieter than normal. That won’t stop the innovation in the power industry though, as new announcements and breakthroughs are coming thick and fast. I try to cover as much of these as I
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Date:
11/01/2023
Giving all Manner of Thanks

Jason Lomberg, North American Editor, PSD

In the U.S., November’s the month we traditionally give thanks (while gorging ourselves on turkey and carbs and trampling each other to death in search of doorbusters). But all kidding aside, and with geopolitical tensions at an all-time high, we have plenty to be thankful for. We’re thankful to be one
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Date:
11/01/2023
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