2020-06-02 - Juncheng (Lucas) Lu, Peter Di Maso

GaN enables efficient, cost-effective 800V EV traction inverters

Compare semiconductor solutions for the traction inverters EV propulsion systems require.

2020-05-27 - Antoine Dubois, Erik Santiago

Safely controlling an EV traction inverter

Safety is the prime concern when designing electric vehicle (EV) inverters and their control systems. This article discusses the requirements…

2020-05-19 - Frederik Dostal

A Critical Short Pulse

While there are maximum limitations of a duty cycle, which will be discussed separately, this power management tip focuses specifically…

- John Betten

Power Tips #98: Designing a DCM flyback converter

An optimized DCM flyback design can provide a low-power, compact, and low-cost solution to power converter needs, if you are…

2020-05-11 - Frederik Dostal

Quiet and efficient switching regulators

A major challenge for numerous applications is the interference inherent to a switching regulator because it can generate both conducted…

2020-05-06 - Benabadji Mohammed Salim

Simplify the battery gauge with a 1-dot bar graph display

This display uses a cheap six-pin microcontroller and a tri-color LED to realize a simple alternative to the usual four-LED…

2020-05-04 - Bill Schweber

E-fuses: warming up to higher-current applications

In many design situations, it makes sense to give serious consideration to an e-fuse in place of the classic thermal…

2020-04-28 - John Dorosa

Power Tips #97: Shape an LLC-SRC gain curve to meet battery charger needs

The LLC-SRC provides a higher-power alternative to traditional battery chargers that use flyback converters.

2020-04-23 - Bill Schweber

How long has the power been out?

Simple questions can have correspondingly simple low-tech answers, as long as you are not asking for too much.

2020-04-02 - Bill Schweber

Mistakes were made, even in a simple 3-wire AC hookup

The many ways of making basic mistakes never fails to amaze, as this engineer saw in a basic 3-wire AC…