Powering Communications

November 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
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
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
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