Tech Talk

March 2023
 LDOs – What are they and when should they be used??

Frederik Dostal, Subject Matter Expert, Power Management, analog Devices

Low dropout (LDO) regulators have been around for some time, but today’s electronic designs have seen lower-noise LDOs become more commonly used for a greater range of applications. This is because there is currently a growing requirement for stable, low-noise power supplies as more electronic systems incorp
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­ Industrial robots unplugged

Ben Waters, CEO of Wibotic

 A worldwide shortage of labour has seen an increase on the take up of robots for industrial use. It is really unsurprising, since today’s robots are much more sophisticated than previous generations, allowing them to take on more complex roles. At the same time, their costs have dropped, making them much
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New Solid State Battery Technology Enters Pilot Production

The new battery uses a dense, porous, ceramic scaffold as a separator between the anode and cathode

­ Solid-state batteries offer the industry many opportunities. They are inherently safer than the batteries that we use today for consumer devices, electric vehicles and other types of energy storage. This is because, as their name suggests, they use a solid electrolyte instead of a liquid one. That means t
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­Further Details on Infineon’s Acquisition of GaN Systems

Infineon PSS Division President Adam White

  Last Thursday evening, Infineon announced that it had agreed to acquire GaN systems for US$830 million. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada,GaN Systems is a global technology leader in the development of GaN-based solutions for power conversion. The company has more than 200 employees, mainly engineering foc
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