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White Goods

May 2011
White Goods Technology

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Figure 1: Simplified Block Diagram of Washing Machine

The rising cost of electricity will increase the consumer demand for home appliances that offer energy savings. However, this is only one consideration that consumers must consider when purchasing
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05/11/2011
Circuit Protection Considerations

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Figure 1: Typical circuit protection design for switch-mode power supplies

The power supplies, relays and other electronic components found in household and professional-grade appliances can benefit from the application of resettable overcurrent protection. Polymeric
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05/11/2011
Integration in Embedded HMI

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Figure 1: Thermostat with resistive- and capacitive-touch technologies

HMI designs in embedded systems are evolving fast as the cost of manufacturing fashionable and more elegant interfaces continues to decrease. Some appliances are already combining touch-sensitive
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05/11/2011

Cost Competitive SiC

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Figures 1 &2: Forward conduction characteristics comparison

Silicon carbide (SiC) is a compound semiconductor that is superior to silicon (Si) in several respects. These advantages stem from SiC's ~10x higher critical breakdown field, ~2.8x higher thermal
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05/11/2011
Automated Control

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Figure 1 - Supplies are margined by changing the resistor connected to the Trim/FB node

Modern appliances and equipment which utilize microprocessors, FPGAs and other complex ICs require accurate power supply voltages, often more accurate, in fact, than the tolerances provided by
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05/11/2011
Reliability in White Goods

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Figure 1: RX210 Block diagram

The demands being placed on designers for the next generation of domestic appliances are increasing drastically. Today we see many conflicting demands to use less power, less water and to create
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05/11/2011
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