Technical Features

September 2013
Power Modules Accelerate the Path to Long-Haul, Autonomous Trucking

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Figure 1: Kodiak Robotics integrates autonomous technology into commercial fleets using power modules.

­Commercial trucking is the backbone of the U.S. economy. That has never been more evident than in the past few years as Covid-19 supply chain disruptions gripped the country. At the same time, it’s becoming harder and harder to find people who want to drive trucks. The average American truck driver is abou
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Date:
12/31/2022
What is the Smart Grid, really?

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Figure 1: Escalating installations of renewable energy sources are likely to be distributed far and wide

The Smart Grid - a changing landscape of supply, demand and storage Definitions of the "Smart Grid" range from highly technical descriptions to purely commercial interpretations, but whichever one
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Date:
09/26/2013
Understanding power factor and the need for power factor correction

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Figure 1: An ideal waveform with a power factor of 0

Until the era of switching power supplies, Power Factor - and power factor correction - wasn't a big concern for all but a handful of electrical engineers working with large electric motors, and other,
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Date:
09/24/2013
Selecting the Right MOSFET for Power Factor Correction Applications

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Figure 1: PFC schematic

Power factor is the ratio of the real power (P = Watts) to the apparent power (VA = Volt Ampere); the goal is to achieve a power factor as close to 1 as possible. A load with a lower power factor
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Date:
09/19/2013
Online Design for FPGA Power

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Figure 1: High-level schematic showing the power tree for an Altera Stratix III FPGA.

The Internet has become a key resource used by engineers to obtain information. In spite of the wealth of data, the assimilation and practical application of information remains a challenge. Cloud
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Date:
09/05/2013
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