Tech Talk

November 2022
Latest Version of the EasyPACK Series Boosts Power Handling

Infineon's EasyPACK 4B Series Boosts Power Handling

­   With the current rises in gas prices, renewable energy is becoming more important to the global economy more quickly than we expected and had planned for. This can cause problems for designers of systems for renewable energy, as they have the traditional design triad of price, size and perform
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Date:
11/29/2022
New Technique Can Print Flexible Circuits on Curved Surfaces

Six of the prototypes created using the new printing technique.

­ The vast majority of electronics circuits use printed circuit boards to lay out the design. PCBs tend to be relatively bulky and rigid, which rules out many useful applications. There are many use cases that could be imagined if we had a more flexible ways of creating circuits. Printing the circuit onto su
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Date:
11/22/2022
Quantum Computing Solves Power Grid Load Flow Problem

Researchers at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) have used quantum computing to solve the load flow problem

­  Our power grids are getting much more complex. Up until fairly recently the energy sources we used came mainly from fossil fuels. Those generators were mainly large and centralized. One power source was usually enough for an entire region and the power flow was only in a single direction. Now, wit
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Date:
11/16/2022
Diodes Without Doping

Dr. Janio Venturini (left), prof. Tom Nilges and first author Anna Vogel in front of a measuring device for determining crystal structures.

  Diodes are one of the basic building blocks of electronics. The devices only allow current to flow in a single direction. When there is a high enough voltage differential, the barrier between the two materials shrinks, allowing the current through. Up until now, diodes have been comprised of a p-type
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Date:
11/08/2022
Onsemi Bucharest Expansion Drives Intelligent Power Solutions

Brian Pickard, Vice President and General Manager Integrated Circuit, Protection & Signal Division at onsemi

Just over a year ago, I interviewed onsemi’s CEO Hassane El-Khoury on the company’s direction and strategy. As well as the steps the company is making to guarantee supply to its customers, the main focus of the talk was around intelligent power and sensing solutions. In the interview, El-Khoury explained his i
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Date:
11/02/2022