Technical Features

November 2013
Taking Advantage of PFM with MicroModules for Space Constrained Applications

Figure 1: Block diagram of a security camera application

Space constrained applications like portable devices require especially designed DC/DC converters with a certain set of characteristics. Tight space, by definition, requires tiny DC/DC converters which have excellent thermal performance. This article digs deeper into the challenges that arise for the power supply of s
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Date:
04/01/2021
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 (PSUs) designed for use in electronic appliances that nominally require fixed DC outputs ranging from just a few volts up to a few kV. Whether
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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 applications to circuit topologies. However, at the dawn of the new millennium, power MOSFET reached its theoretical limitations that it became un
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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 cycles within health care are quite long, a high level of innovation is fueling the need for new health care electronics. These do not only replac
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Date:
11/05/2013