Power Supplies

January 2022
Adaptive Power Systems introduces CGS100 Series AC and DC Power Sources
Adaptive Power Systems Inc. (APS) is introducing four new, single phase AC or DC output power sources for AC and DC applications. These new products address a wide range of product development and test applications. Four models at power levels of 500VA, 1250VA, 2000VA and 4000VA are available. Output
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Date:
01/28/2022

Revolutionizing Distributed Air Gap Cores

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Figure 1. Temperature comparison @ 50 kHz single gap vs. distributed gaps

It is fascinating to learn about successful companies like Amazon, Apple, Google, HP and Harley Davidson that started in their founders’ garages. Each started as a hobby business, innovating upon decades-old technology, expertly tailoring the technology into custom solutions for their customers. Over time, th
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Date:
01/12/2022
Hybrid PMIC Design Optimizes Embedded Systems Power Needs

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Figure 1: A hybrid combination of a PMIC and discretes could give the optimal balance of size, cost and performance

System power management ICs (PMIC) integrate all or almost all of the required power rails, however, individual power rails are implemented using discrete dc/dc and LDOs. The best approach will depend on particular use cases and each users’ criteria. PMICs tend to offer better performance and controllability in
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Date:
01/01/2022
Parallel or Series Operation of Switched-Mode Power Supplies

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Figure 1: Redundant operation, basic star wiring options

A single power supply is most of the time sufficient in applications connected to an AC power source. However, there are sometimes additional boundaries set to fulfill either higher power needs, system reliability, or even mechanical constraints. The connection of two or more power supplies for redundancy is im
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Date:
01/01/2022