Technical Features

January 2024
StrongIRFET™ 2 Power MOSFETs in 30 V are Ready for Future Applications

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Figure 1: StrongIRFET™ and OptiMOS™ power MOSFET portfolio

­The rapidly evolving world of electronics fuels the need for more efficient, powerful, and compact components. This drive for innovation extends to silicon power MOSFETs, where substantial efforts are dedicated to enhancing capabilities for a wide range of power electronic applications, including drives, switched
Date:
06/28/2024
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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Date:
01/31/2024
Enabling Smarter Battery Ecosystem Solutions

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Figure 1. A typical multi-component wired BMS network (left) and the simpler arrangement made possible by wBMS technology (right)

Most current generation electric vehicles (EVs) are still considered as expensive or less attractive when compared to conventional combustion engine cars. Consequently, cost reduction and improved performance are key to ensure a successful and sustainable market growth. Reduction of size, weight, and cost impacts th
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Date:
01/01/2024
Welcome to the Batterycene

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With lithium prices at a high and abundant claims of exploitation and environmental damage from EV minerals, many people wonder if the rEVolution will stall or whether it’s even ethically and economically worth it. That’s not true; instead, we’re entering the age of batteries: welcome to the Batteryce
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Date:
01/01/2024
Three-Phase LLC DC-DC Converters - the Unsung Heroes of the Transition to 'More Electric Aircraft'

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Figure 1: The resonant circuit in an LLC converter

Meeting the stringent EMI requirements imposed by MEA applications can be challenging. In this article, Henri Huillet, Chief Executive Officer at GAIA Converter examines how three-phase, LLC DC-DC converters can offer an effective solution. Drawing upon a recent time domain analysis conducted by GAIA Converter an
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Date:
01/01/2024
Design Optimization Minimizes Battery Environmental Impact

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Figure 1: Nordic Semiconductor Power Profiler Kit II (PPK2). (Source: Mouser Electronics)

For many of the essential green technologies, such as electric vehicles (EVs) and solar and wind power infrastructure, we rely on one vital component: batteries. But this comes at a cost to the earth, as raw materials must be mined. Alternative storage methods, such as more effective solid-state batteries and gravi
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Date:
01/01/2024
NEC Introduces New Standards in Surge Protection

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The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) has released its updated revision (2023) of the National Electric Code (NEC). These changes ensure engineers and electricians stay compliant and maintain safety practices. The NFPA releases new changes and revisions every three years to keep up with the latest technologies an
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Date:
01/01/2024
Save Money, Cut Emissions: How Improving Generator Maintenance Reduces Cost of Ownership

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Figure 1. KOHLER’s Conscious Care maintenance program enables an operating method that allows more sustainable procedures, significantly cutting fuel costs over the long term and supporting more simplified maintenance operations

If a generator isn't getting used day by day, it still needs to be run regularly as part of its maintenance program.  Sometimes this exercise run is required by legislation, and sometimes the operators undertake it to give themselves peace of mind. They want to make sure that, when there's a loss of pow
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Date:
01/01/2024
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