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Technical Features

November 2017
Energy-efficient devices are important components for saving resources and protecting the environment. The more efficient the electronics, the longer the battery service life for mobile devices - and in large-scale industrial and server installations with thousands of loads, the energy requirement is markedly
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05/28/2018
Ultra-thin DS-SMD Packages Enable Full SiC Performance With Almost no Package Limiting Parasitics
Electric Vehicle (EV) power electronics offer the largest growth potential to the Power Semiconductor Market over the next 5-10 years. Today’s EV Motor Controller Inverters are limited by conventional power silicon (Si) IGBT and diode performance, including their higher power density, higher efficiency, lower
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11/29/2017
How to Maximize Your Wireless Sensor's Runtime

Figure 1. Wireless Magnetic Window Alarm Sensor

Battery runtime is a critical feature of remote wireless sensors. Wireless sensors are becoming ubiquitous, penetrating the most diverse applications like home automation (Figure 1), activity monitors, remote sensor nodes, and tire pressure monitors, to mention a few broad categories.
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11/29/2017
The Power of Dissolved Gas-in-Oil Analysis

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Since the 1960s, the electric power industry has developed, refined and relied upon dissolved gas-in-oil analysis (DGA) to diagnose the degradation of insulating materials inside liquid-filled transformers. Dissolved gas concentrations are routinely measured by drawing oil samples from the transformer, extracting
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11/29/2017

Lighting - From Stadiums to Vegetables

Figure 1. Solid State Lighting saving more than 60% energy compared to conventional lighting in Houston

The lighting market segment is very diversified, but Solid State Lighting (SSL), based on LEDs, has made the Edison bulb effectively obsolete and is now infringing on areas where fluorescent lighting excels. The possibilities offered by SSL bring advantages in industrial applications, such as for roads and parking
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11/29/2017
Security is a Complex Topic and Requires Expertise and Solutions from all Product Segments
May 25, 2018 is the deadline for implementing the European General Data Protection Regulation (EU-GDPR) and the derived data protection legislation, which is the strictest seen to date. By this time, practically all companies processing personal data are required to implement extensive measures to protect this
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11/29/2017
Power Film Capacitor Design for EV and HEV Applications

Figure 1. Metallized polypropylene film segmented into a mosaic design (left) and an electrical schematic illustrating how the segmented film operates during the controlled self-healing process

Automakers around the world are actively anticipating the decline of internal combustion engine (ICE) models and the rise of clean energy fleets comprised of electric, hybrid electric, and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (EVs, HEVs, and PHEVs). Due to the steadily increasing popularity of clean energy automotive
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11/29/2017
Advances in Substrate Technology Enable Development of Power Modules Optimized for Automotive BLDC Applications

Figure 1. Schematic showing ON Semiconductor’s STK984-190E in an automotive fan system for climate control

As we are all very well aware, there are mounting concerns about the state of the environment and the impact that carbon emissions are having on the global ecosystem. There is also rising uncertainty about the long term supply of oil, as greater demand from emerging economies means that reserves are being consumed
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11/29/2017
Automakers Shift to 48V Mild Hybrid Systems

Figure 1. CO2 legislation

Worldwide automakers have begun releasing vehicles with a new 48-volt (48V) power subsystem, also known as board net. The first announcements came from European OEMs, like Audi, who announced a 48V system with its SQ7 TDI model. The Audi 48V system powers an electric compressor that eliminates turbo lag and
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11/28/2017
Large battery stacks consisting of series-connected, high energy density, high peak power Lithium polymer or Lithium-Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) cells are commonplace in applications ranging from all-electric (EV or BEV) and hybrid gas/electric vehicles (HEVs and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles or PHEVs)
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11/28/2017
Power Path Management in Charger ICs

Figure 1. NVDC Power Path Management Structure

A commonly used power path manage scheme, dynamic power path management (DPPM), is discussed in this article. The DPPM control loop adjusts the charge current dynamically based on the input source current capability and load current level to achieve a minimum charge time for a given source and system load. With
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11/28/2017
7th-Generation

Figure 1. X Series RC-IGBTs

Ever since it commercialized insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) modules in 1988, Fuji Electric has contributed to miniaturization, cost reduction, and performance improvement of power conversion equipment. It has done so through many technology innovations to miniaturize, reduce
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11/28/2017
Improving Power Efficiency With a Multi-Disciplinary Approach

Figure 1. A block diagram of a basic voltage-mode control system

Power-efficiency has never been more important, both in portable devices and larger computing equipment, such as servers and base stations. In portable electronics, such as smartphones and laptops, better power efficiency means longer battery life, possibilities for new functionality or smaller form
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11/02/2017
Isolation in Digital Power Supply â€

Figure 1. Gate drive transformer driven by ADP3654 solution

The challenge of isolation in a digital power supply is in sending digital or analog signals across the isolation barrier with fast speed, accuracy, and compact size. However, the traditional optocoupler solution has low bandwidth and current transfer ratio (CTR), which causes wide variation with
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11/02/2017
Tomorrow's Artificial Intelligence Presents a Significant Power Challenge

Figure 1. Deep learning builds artificial intelligence through learning algorithms

Humans are smart, achieving wisdom, experience and intelligence through years of learning and data accumulation. Computers seem smart due to their ability to retain information but until recently they lacked the capability to autonomously learn in order to perform tasks or make decisions. While a human brain
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11/02/2017
The ABCs of Thermocouples

Figure 1. Fundamental thermocouple

Thermocouples are a commonly used type of temperature sensor that give accurate readings in applications ranging from lab test benches to industrial environments. Like many types of sensors, thermocouples can struggle with a common problem: the issue of acquiring accurate data. Before improving the accuracy
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11/01/2017
Pulling the Peripheral Trigger

Figure 1. Code execution using PTG interrupts

Today’s embedded applications are extremely complex with a single microcontroller handling multiple functions. These applications demand enhanced safety and optimal execution time with real-time response, along with seamlessly synchronizing various functions. From motor control with integrated power factor
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11/01/2017
Power Systems for Medical Equipment Must Ensure Patient Safety

Figure 1. Medical power system with secondary DC/DC isolation

A fundamental tenet of medical electrical equipment that comes into contact with patients is that it must be safe to use, both for the patient and the operator. Consequently, there are rigorous standards that apply to such medical equipment, which entail a detailed risk assessment during its design to ensure
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Date:
11/01/2017
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