Technical Features

September 2013
Understanding and Overcoming the Challenge of Powering AI in Data Centers

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Figure 1: 4:1 Zero-voltage switching (ZVS) switched capacitor (ZSC) topology

Introduction Today’s data centers typically contain a dual-CPU server connected to multiple hard drives. These server systems excel at storing large amounts of information while processing a limited amount of it. However, they are not optimized for number crunching the huge volumes of data that help keep us safe from hackers, answer questions about the universe, or even drive an auto
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Date:
09/01/2022
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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