Technical Features

November 2013
Moving from Electromechanical to Solid-State in Relays and Circuit Breakers
Courtsey Eaton Corporation

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Figure 1: Contact wear in an electromechanical relay

As a mature technology, electromechanical relays and circuit breakers are well established, however they continue to suffer from some inherent weaknesses. Moving to solid-state technology can address these but introduces its own challenges. So, what is the right solution? In the movies, whenever the
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Date:
10/31/2019
High-performance resistors in custom power supplies

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Figure 1. A simple Zener regulator circuit

The subject of power supplies is potentially very broad and the application of resistors in power supplies is quite diverse. Here we will focus on power supply units
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Date:
11/19/2013
Normally-Off and Current Collapse Free by Unique GIT Technology Realize Commercialization of GaN Transistor

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Figure 1: I-V Characteristics of Normally Off GIT GaN and Conventional Normally On GaN

For more than thirty-five years, the power MOSFET dominated the power management systems due to its constant technological evolution from its device structure to its
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Date:
11/14/2013
Power Mgmt. in Health Care Applications
Different health care applications require different power management solutions. From a power management view, health care is a very interesting market. Though design
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Date:
11/05/2013