Smart Power Grid

February 2021
Variations to Perform: Introducing 65 W USB-PD Designs

Figure 1 Block diagram of a secondary-side controlled power adapter using PAG1S and PAG1P

The continuous demand for charging devices in the shortest time is driving the charger market toward fast charging. On the one hand, the power delivered by these charges increases; on the other hand, their size is getting smaller and smaller, so it is necessary to design a higher power density. To meet the growing de
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Date:
02/28/2021
Ruggedized AC/DC Converter Lines w/ Vast Temperature Ranges
Murata introduced several AC/DC converter product lines developed for the Industrial, Automation, IoT, Smart Buildings, Medical, and Security markets – the BAC1, BAC3, and BAC05. These solutions feature wide industrial temperature ranges and have been ruggedized to operate efficiently in the most demanding env
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Date:
02/25/2021
FAN Module Solution Empowers Infrastructure of Smart Cities
ROHM Semiconductor announced its new BP35C5 Wi-SUN FAN (Field Area Network) compatible module solution capable of connecting with up to 1000 nodes in mesh networks for infrastructure applications. Wi-SUN FAN, the latest Wi-SUN international wireless communication standard, eliminates the communication costs as
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Date:
02/24/2021
Twelve States Announce Steps to Plan for Grid of the Future
As part of the conclusion of a national, two-year initiative hosted by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and the National Association of State Energy Officials, 12 states made commitments today to implement key innovations to electricity planning in their states to better meet system an
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Date:
02/12/2021
CES Loses Sense of Majesty on the Virtual Stage
This year, CES traded the glitz and glamour of Vegas for the sobering reality of COVID-19. The Consumer Technology Association, which owns and produces the show, breathlessly declared “CES 2021 Makes History as Largest Digital Tech Industry Event,” but it was less a grand proclamation than a whimper. If you’re
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Date:
02/01/2021