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Analyzing the Impact of Cabling in Power Systems

Analyzing the Impact of Cabling in Power Systems

Cabling can have a major impact on the performance of power systems. To determine the impact of cabling, we recently added the capability to analyze the impact of resistance in conductors to our PowerBench Whiteboard tool. Consider the following application: a tethered drone requires 10A at 12V, and is connected via a cable with 2 Ohms resistance. Just connecting a 12V supply doesn’t work as there would be 7.6V dropped in the cable. Simply increasing the voltage at the supply end of the cable is one solution, but there...

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Webinar Explains How to Meet DC-DC Power System Requirements in Defense Applications

Webinar Explains How to Meet DC-DC Power System Requirements in Defense Applications

In recent research that we conducted, engineers working in the defense sector were more likely to prioritize performance, to struggle to meet project timescales and to have problems meeting...

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Thermal Management of VIA and ChiP Products

Thermal Management of VIA and ChiP Products

High performance power components require packaging technology that is thermally adept to allow for heat to be removed easily. Our VIA and ChiP products both offer outstanding thermal performance

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DCMs: The Power Engineer’s “Swiss Army Knife”

DCMs: The Power Engineer’s “Swiss Army Knife”

Every engineer has their favorite multi-purpose tool. Maybe it’s a Swiss Army knife, perhaps it’s a particularly useful piece of test equipment

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Scalability of Bi-Directional Power Design: Your Questions Answered

Scalability of Bi-Directional Power Design: Your Questions Answered

Our recent webinar, Enabling Bi-Directional Energy Flow Using DC Power Transformers generated a lot of interest

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How to Start a BCM in Reverse Mode in “DC Transformer” Applications

How to Start a BCM in Reverse Mode in “DC Transformer” Applications

Power components, such as the Bus Converter Modules (BCMs) and Non-Isolated Bus Converters (NBMs) can be used as bi-directional devices, stepping the voltage up or down

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The Answers to Your Questions About Power Averaging

The Answers to Your Questions About Power Averaging

Power averaging is an approach that uses a power chain designed to supply the average current required by a pulsed load

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