Technical Features

March 2016
Coilcraft MAGPro

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Figure 1: Inductor Performance Analysis

Design engineersuse analysis tools long before going to the bench to assemble any hardware. Experienced designers know that the best tools provide more efficient designs in the shortest possible time, and the way to be the first to market with the best converter often comes down to simply “get it right the fir
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01/31/2024
The proliferation of wireless sensors supporting the Internet of Things (IoT) has increased the demand for small, compact and efficient power converters tailored to un-tethered lower power devices. One of the more recent emerging market segments covered under the IoT that is particularly interesting from an en
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03/14/2016
Today’s zeitgeist – or spirit of the age – within factory automation and process control professionals is to move towards “smart factories,” often referred to as the upcoming fourth industrial revolution. If we look at previous industrial revolutions in order to help prepare for the next one, a pattern em
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03/14/2016
IoT is perfectly suited for smart grid roll-out, thanks to the long range requirements and the small data size needed for transmission. Using narrow-band RF, the standard for long-range communication, an innovative remote energy monitoring solution is now possible. The solution consists of wireless energy me
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03/14/2016
In the race towards the Internet of Things, some businesses are being left behind.  In particular, companies that focus on critical supply chains have too much to risk by opening up their systems to the Internet.  For them, one compromised machine could mean that the food, pharmaceuticals, energy, wa
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03/14/2016
It is a fascinating time to be in the electronic engineering industry, especially in the power sector, as society moves forward into the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This promises to be the last, barring the takeover of industry by intelligent robots, as all of the parts are in place and the core technologies ha
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03/13/2016
Electronic devices have been ubiquitous in modern life for some time. So it is perhaps easy to assume that everything necessary has already been accomplished in the world of passive components. As consumers, we are all well aware of faster computers, smaller and smarter phones, brighter and flatter TV screens, an
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03/13/2016
The Internet-of-Things (IoT) is simply the concept of connecting any device with a sensor or controller to the Internet (and/or to each other). This includes everything from cell phones, appliances, cars machines, components of machines, wearable devices and anything else you can think of.  But the principle of
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Date:
03/13/2016
Although efficiency has been replaced by effectiveness as favorite criterion in the business world, it still dominates the world of engineers and technicians. The hunt for improved utilization of electricity permeates every level in the electronics industry, from individual semiconductor components over circuits an
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03/13/2016
Requirements to optimize efficiency and to address the complex power requirements of CPUs, ASICs and other sophisticated ICs are making active power management a critical design requirement in applications such as datacenter servers, embedded telecoms systems and networking equipment. At the same time, engineers ta
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03/13/2016
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