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Technical Features

 



 

 

Technical Features

November 2010
Addressing Differential and Common Mode Noise With Innovative Dual-Mode Choke Technology

CMF Series Dual Mode Chokes

Circuit designers must deal with many types of noise: internal, external, RF, line frequency and more. Noise can be a limiting factor in system performance and so must be addressed and minimized. The question is “at what cost and effort?”  Is it better to sacrifice performance or cost?  In either
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01/12/2018
Optimizing Power Modules

Figure 1: Circuit diagram of flowNPC 0 module FZ06NPA070FP with parallel switch (combination of MOSFET and IGBT) as outer switch

In a world where energy efficiency is king, engineers, managers and purchasing departments alike need to examine carefully the route their company takes in the development of new products. It is
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11/24/2010
Thermoelectric Energy

Figure 1: The design and optimization of a thermoelectric energy harvesting system is highly dependent on the relationships of these elements

Advances in distributed sensors and sensor networks have led to an increased interest in renewable and autonomous power sources. The use of waste heat is an attractive source of energy for many
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11/24/2010
Power Efficiency Breakthrough

Figure 1: Topology of a high-efficiency AC-DC power supply

With demand for high efficiency becoming part of product specification across the whole load range, design engineers are reviewing AC-DC power supply topologies with the specific aim of reducing power
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11/23/2010

Optimized Industrial-System PSUs
The universal drive to reduce power consumption that Energy Star and similar initiatives have so successfully promoted within consumer-level equipment is starting to take a real hold within industrial
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11/23/2010
Designer's Perspective

Wafer storage facility in Santa Clara CA

It is estimated that 3% of the global pool of electronic components is made obsolete each month, and on a long term defence project, typically 50-70% of the semiconductor products incorporated
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11/23/2010
Powering Communications

Source: Ericsson

Since the origin of mobile communication, various techniques based on software and hardware have been implemented to optimize energy efficiency. In every telecommunication system there are DC/DC
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11/23/2010
Communications Power Solutions

Figure 1: Talk time analysis of a 3G PA with and without FAN5902 under WCDMA signal modulation and 1000mAh Li-Ion battery. The power distribution function is DG09 and can be found in GSMA's white paper "Battery Life Measurement Technique, v4.7".

What is more annoying? Running out of battery or constantly needing to recharge it? With the proliferation of cellular mobile handsets, especially smartphones in the world today where people are
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11/22/2010
Comms Continuity

Figure 1: Traditional approach

The explosion in data traffic and the introduction of "Smart Phones" such as the Apple iPhone are fuelling the need for the rapid expansion of communications networks, not only at the Edge but
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11/21/2010
Hidden Costs of Power Distribution

Figure 1: End-to-end efficiency in the traditional, 480V AC power distribution system

Data center energy costs as a percent of total revenue are at an all-time high - emerging as the second largest operating cost in the IT organization, behind labor. The five-year cost for
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11/20/2010
Telecommunications Safety

Figure 1: Test data shows the capacitance effects of various overvoltage protection configurations

Telecommunications equipment must be able to survive surges and power faults as defined in the relevant standards. Survivability can be achieved by providing protection either remotely or at the
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11/20/2010
Designing For Telecoms

Figure1: Block schematic of the IBA

To reduce significant distribution losses due to high currents circulating on the Intermediate Bus in the Telecom/ Datacom distributed architecture, the value of this voltage (IBV) has been recently
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11/20/2010
Compact Isolated DC-DC Converter

Figure 1: PI3101 complete power system

System designers have struggled to determine the type of distributed power system to best meet the needs of the system while still retaining high efficiency, reliability, low cost and most of all,
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11/17/2010
Sigma Designs - Powering Entertainment and Control
On my recent trip to California, I had the opportunity to visit Sigma Designs Inc., a leading provider of system-on-chip (SoC) solutions used to deliver entertainment and control throughout the
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11/17/2010

 



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