Tech Talk

July 2021
New motor control software boosts BridgeSwitch ICs
Electric motors are responsible for using a huge portion of the electricity we generate. Some estimates put that figure almost half of global energy consumption. As such, it makes sense to have the motors driven as efficiently as possible, for the user to save costs, for the supplier who won’t face so large deman
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Date:
07/23/2021

1500V Power Module Doubles Up for Both Solar and Storage Use
This is partly due to packaging requirements and partly due to the bespoke requirements for individual use cases. This drives up the cost of components for high-power applications as there is very little economy of scale. Infineon has tried to buck this trend somewhat with its new EasyPACK CoolSiC MOSFET module that
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Date:
07/16/2021
DC-DC Converter Range Offers up to 6kV Output from 24V input
There are a huge variety of requirements for power supplies. While the majority of consumer systems can be powered from standard off-the-shelf power supplies and USB-C chargers, there are many other systems that require highly specialised equipment. Some of these, like industrial drives, need very large amounts
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Date:
07/06/2021
Space, but not as we know it - the new space race
Designing for space applications used to be really difficult and very expensive. At the beginning of our exploration of space, spacecraft and satellites cost a huge amount of money, which at that time meant that only the largest companies and government organisations could afford to put manned vehicles and satellit
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Date:
07/01/2021