2020-06-16 - Bill Schweber

A great DIY project: Build a non-artifact Kilogram Standard

Now that the standard kilogram artifact has been replaced by a definition based on a reproducible arrangement, there’s a great…

2020-06-11 - Frederik Dostal

Upper end limitations of a duty cycle

The duty cycle of a switching regulator depends on the respective switching regulator topology...

2020-06-05 - Susan Nordyk

GaN switcher ICs boost power output

Additions to the InnoSwitch3-MX series of isolated switchers enable PSU designs with continuous output power of up to 75 W…

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…