Technical Features

November 2011
Integration is What You Need

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Figure 1. WBG and silicon power switch Infineon brands positioning

Introduction Today’s switch-mode power supplies (SMPS) are smaller, more efficient, and lower-cost than ever. The key to their performance is the power switch technologies at their heart – but how should designers choose the right material for this and find the best component to meet their needs? While silicon is the most widely-known constituent of semiconductors, a new group of wide bandgap (WBG) materials is increasingly finding its way into applications. One example is gallium nitride (
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Date:
09/01/2021
Low-Power Networked Solution

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Figure 1: JenNet-IP Stack build-up

All households and businesses are under pressure to fulfil the twin ideals of reduced energy consumption and reduced costs. There have been many advances in building technology such as double
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11/20/2011

Communicated Adaptive Digital Control

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Figure 1: Auto-Control Adapts to Power Stage Variations

Real-Time Auto-Compensation Technique Enables More Versatile and More Efficient Power Systems while Reducing Design Overhead Experienced power supply design engineers know that specific power requirement
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11/20/2011
PMBus Communications

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Figure 1: In a typical rack, the system host provides overall control for each board's power system via a Board Power Manager.

Digitally controlled power converters that embody power management subsystems and PMBus communications in telecoms applications makes it easy to assemble sophisticated hardware that suits a variety
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11/19/2011
LTPoE++ Extends PoE

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Figure 1: Typical PoE system

Power over Ethernet, or PoE, is an increasingly popular way to deliver both power and data over existing Ethernet cable, thus freeing applications from the constraint of AC-power proximity. As
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11/19/2011
UPS Sizing

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Choosing a UPS of the right capacity for a commercial or industrial application may appear as a simple task. In reality however, making the correct choice depends on knowledge and understanding
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Date:
11/19/2011
Avoiding Coexistence Problems

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Figure 1: An example of the simplification of an RF design using an integrated front-end module

Applications for portable wireless data communications have been booming in the last few years. For designers, these applications pose the challenge of designing multiple high-efficiency, low-noise
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11/19/2011
Managing the Power

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Figure 1: The Total Energy Management approach to design

Energy management techniques have emerged as competitive and differentiating features of electronic equipment. Traditional DC-DC Integrated Circuit (IC) point solutions have focused on optimizing
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11/18/2011
Telecom Central Office Datacenters have seen rapid evolution in terms of the architecture of their power supply arrangements; a number of different approaches have been used in relatively quick succession and, indeed, more than one approach may be found within a single installation This article considers a number
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Date:
11/15/2011
Cost-Optimized Solar

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Figure 1: Typical Solar Panel Output Current & Power vs. Output Voltage Curve

The influence of clouds, trees, dirt, on the solar cell panel and the rotation of the sun causes problematic fluctuations in the amount power generation. Consistent with the movement towards
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Date:
11/11/2011