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December 2013
Ramesh Balasubramaniam of IR on the updated PMBus 1.3 specification

Ramesh Balasubramaniam of IR

In this PSDcast Ramesh Balasubramaniam of IR talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design in his role as part of the PMBus working group on the latest PMBus 1.3 Specification. In the discussion Ramesh goes over the status of PMBus and where it is going, as well as the challenges and opportunities that are currently
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12/31/2013
Baezil Nazri of IBC SOLAR on their Malaysian photovoltaic diesel hybrid project

Baezil Nazri of IBC SOLAR

In this PSDcast Baezil Nazri of IBC SOLAR Malaysia talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about their photovoltaic diesel hybrid project there. The nine photovoltaic diesel hybrid systems set up by IBC SOLAR provide electricity for a total of 3,500 people, 9 rural clinics and 9 schools. In addition to
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12/30/2013
Umesh Mishra of Transphorm on the GaN marketplace

Umesh Mishra of Transphorm

In this PSDcast Umesh Mishra of Transphorm talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on the state of the GaN marketplace, and the Transphorm/Fujitsu merger. By combining Transphorm's IP and manufacturing technologies with Fujitsu's IP and foundry infrastructure, The newly-empowered Transphorm is now poised
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12/26/2013

Jens Eltze of Apex Microtechnology on precision power applications

Jens Eltze of Apex Microtechnology

In this PSDcast Jens Eltze of Apex Microtechnology talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about precision power applications and the multiple requirments of quality, noise, and speed in applications from mil/aero power systems to industrial injet printing. Apex Microtechnology is a privately held, Tucson,
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12/23/2013
Venkat Mattela of Redpine Signals on wireless power concerns and the IoT

Venkat Mattela of Redpine Signals

In this PSDcast Venkat Mattela, Chairman & CEO of Redpine Signals, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the power management issues in the Internet of Things (IoT), and RF power as it applies to devices operating in it. Redpine is one of the pioneers in the creation of highly differentiated
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12/20/2013
Richard Ord of Amantys on intelligent power systems in the IoT

Richard Ord of Amantys

In this PSDcast Richard Ord of Amantys talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about smart power systems and their role in the developing Internet of Things (IoT). Amantys' Power Insight Adapter adds Insight data monitoring and observability to an IGBT Module-based power assembly. The Adapter is designed
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12/18/2013
Kiran Kumaraswamy of ICF on distributed energy resources

Kiran Kumaraswamy of ICF

In this PSDcast Kiran Kumaraswamy of ICF talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on distributed energy resources and the future smart grid. Kiran has worked on the dynamics of distributed generation systems where he studied the modeling of fuel cells and microturbines related to power generation. In theis
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12/17/2013
Ken Price of Tektronix on power test issues

Ken Price of Tektronix

In this PSDcast Ken Price of the power analyzers group at Tektronix talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the latest challenges facing the test & measurement industry. Engineers face increased demands for greater energy efficiency and lower line pollution, along with a growing array of government
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12/17/2013
Brian Patterson of EMerge on DC power distribution

EMerge Alliance Chairman Brian Patterson

In this PSDcast EMerge Alliance Chairman Brian Patterson talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on the recent attention being paid to High-Voltage DC ditsribution systems. Long neglected by the industry, DC power distribution is getting a second look as a viable power infrastructure solution in applications
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12/16/2013
Bob Chao of Advanced Linear Devices on using supercapacitors in systems

Bob Chao of Advanced Linear Devices

In this PSDcast Bob Chao of Advanced Linear Devices (ALD) talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the various issues involved in using supercapacitors in a system. ALD's EPAD MOSFETs are designed to provide active continuous leakage current regulation and self-balancing of stacked series-connected
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12/12/2013
Erik Christian of Tollgrade on the challenges and opportunities in the Smart Grid

Erik Christian of Tollgrade

In this PSDcast Erik Christian of Tollgrade, a smart grid sensor market leader, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the Smart Grid and the challenging landscape facing the power engineering community. Tollgrade, a leading provider of predictive fault analytics, is helping to redefine a new standard
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12/11/2013
In this PSDcast of Yokogawa talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the current state of the industry in test & measurement, and the increasing challenges to the design community in the areas of more precision and faster sampling in test, among other issues. Yokogawa's ScopeCorder family of portable
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12/10/2013
Bjorn Brandal of Atmel on the latest generation of microcontrollers

Bjorn Brandal of Atmel

In this PSDcast Bjorn Brandal of Atmel talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on the challenges and opportunities facing the microcontroller marketplace today. From the Smart grid and Internet of Things to the ever-increasing drive to put more intelligence into more systems, today's microcontroller providers
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12/10/2013
Jim Douglas of Wind River on connecting things within the cloud

Jim Douglas,Senior VP of Marketing at Wind River

In this PSDcast Jim Douglas, Senior VP of Marketing at Wind River, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systerms Design about the issues involved with making sure all of the devices involved in the Internet
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12/06/2013
Ed Herbert of PSMA on smart-grid considerations

Edward Herbert, Co-Chair of the Energy Efficiency Committee

In this PSDcast, Edward Herbert, Co-Chair of the Energy Efficiency Committee, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on the recent EPRI-PSMA Workshop "Are You Smart Enough for the Smart Grid?". There are many issues and opportunities involved, from the hardware to the software to the very terminiology
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12/04/2013
Sasa Radovanovic of TI on RF power

Sasa Radovanovic of Texas Instruments' RF Power Group

In this PSDcast Sasa Radovanovic of Texas Instruments' RF Power Group talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about RF power management in handheld devices. RF power management is critical to an extended battery life, consuming as much as 30% of a device's energy budget. TI recently released ultra-low
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12/04/2013
Frederik Dostal of Analog Devices on alternative isolation solutions

Frederik Dostal, European Regional Power Specialist for Analog Devices

In this PSDcast Frederik Dostal, European Regional Power Specialist for Analog Devices, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about using alternative isolation solutions for the feedback path of primary side switching controllers. Optocouplers aren't the perfect solution everyone would like them to be,
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Date:
12/03/2013
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