2023-03-06 - Bill Schweber

Thermoelectric generators are getting more R&D attention

Thermoelectric generators may lack the visible appeal of solar panels, but their demonstrated usefulness is spurring more research into lower-cost fabrication techniques.

2023-02-16 - Guo Desheng and Aki Li, Texas Instruments

A potential firmware mistake may lead to control instability

The control delay in digital power supply implementation will reduce phase margin and cause oscillation, calling for a robust control scheme.

2023-01-30 - Bill Schweber

Don’t ignore the need for small, low-capacity batteries

A low-cost printed battery offers one-time use after water activation and has minimal post-use environmental impact.

2023-01-19 - Josh Mandelcorn

Two simple isolated power options for 8W or less

Here are two approaches that both reduce design complexity and noise coupling in isolated bias power supplies.

2022-12-19 - Matt Griessler

Onboard fixtures for fault testing

Running through circuits that can be employed to test your PCB's overvoltage, undervoltage and incorrect sequencing detection capabilities.

2022-11-28 - Raj Radjassamy

Class 4 power: Coming soon to tech near you

Class 4 power releases engineers from old power limitations, enabling new power architectures for data centers, mobile networks, and other power-hungry technologies.

2022-11-04 - Brian Dipert

Teardown: Wireless charger with a magnetic personality

Take a conventional Qi charger. Beef up its output (for compatible to-be-charged devices, at least). Add magnets. Now buy it and tear it apart. That, in a nutshell, is today's editorial piece.

2022-10-26 - Brent Rousseau, Teradyne

Understanding test challenges for emerging battery management systems

This article focuses on the current and future trends around BMS devices for automotive, and some key test challenges the industry is working to address.

2022-09-30 - Don Dingee

Key considerations in powering an ADC

Knowing more about powering an ADC can improve data collection outcomes and avoid noise problems.

2022-09-27 - Bill Schweber

Forget Tesla coils and check out Marx generators

Building a Marx generator is easier than doing the popular the Tesla coil, since it doesn't require windings or as many high-voltage components.