2016-08-18 - Vivek Nanda

Linear packages power module to share heat sink with processor

Linear Technology has packaged its µModule regulator such that you can place it so close to FPGAs, GPUs or other processors that it can share the heat sink.

2016-07-05 - Robert Taylor

Universal high-power AC inputs: Bane or boon?

Designing a power supply that works over the "universal input range" can be useful for certain applications that are taken to different regions, such as cell phone charger or a laptop supply. But there is also a catch.

2016-07-01 - Vishay Intertechnology

Transmitter coil saves space in Qi-compatible charging pads

Offering a durable construction and high permeability shielding, the new Vishay Dale IWTX-47R0BE-11 6.3µH is 18% smaller than other solutions on the market.

2016-06-28 - Vishay

Double-layer capacitors deliver high power in small volumes

Vishay BCcomponents 220 EDLC Enycap series devices offer power density to 4.1Wh/kg and capacitance from 15°F to 40°F.

2016-06-09 - Stephen Woodward

Cancelling common-mode voltage with amplifier

Find out how to eliminate common-mode-voltage errors with this amplifier circuit that subtracts out the error.

2016-06-01 - Nick Flaherty

Liquid battery to slash smart grid storage cost

MIT researchers are using renewable sources to cut the cost of storing energy by using liquid flow batteries, wherein the positive and negative electrodes are in liquid form and separated by a membrane.

- Susan Nordyk

5W DC/DC converter delivers up to 15V output voltage

The hermetically-sealed VHB2805S from International Rectifier operates from -35°C to 215°C and has a life expectancy of more than 500 hours at 215°C, and targets oil exploration applications.

2016-05-31 - Andrew Bryars

Tips and tricks: Cooling fans for power supplies

With the trend of making power supplies smaller with less heat-sinking, these components must then be carefully thermally managed. An easy way to do this is to use a fan to remove excess heat from the enclosure.

2016-05-17 - Susan Nordyk

Step-down DC/DC converters yield output voltage up to 15V

The XC9263 and XC9264 series devices from Torex tout an internal high-side/low-side driver transistor, input voltage range of 3V to 18V, and output voltage from 1V to 15V, accurate to within ±1.5