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5 Reasons You Need a Wide Input Voltage

May 8, 2018
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5 Reasons You Need a Wide Input Voltage

Many DC-DC converters are designed with a relatively narrow input range to allow efficiency to be optimized, but the lack of flexibility can be a limitation for many applications.

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The Engineer’s Guide to Bi-Directional Power System Design

May 2, 2018
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The Engineer’s Guide to Bi-Directional Power System Design

Power components that allow energy to flow in either direction are a relatively new concept, with one of the first articles discussing bi-directional power design appearing in Electronic Design magazine in 2014.

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5 Things You Should Know About AC-DC Power Conversion

April 4, 2018
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5 Things You Should Know About AC-DC Power Conversion

AC-DC power conversion presents a range of challenges for power system designers. Here are five things you really should consider

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How to Design Rapid-Start Power Systems

March 20, 2018
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How to Design Rapid-Start Power Systems

The time to power-up a system is a critical metric for many applications, particularly as engineers increasingly use stop/start technology to save power

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White Paper Explains How to Avoid Hidden Costs when Developing Power Systems

March 8, 2018
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White Paper Explains How to Avoid Hidden Costs when Developing Power Systems

It’s not uncommon for power design projects to encounter cost and time overruns during the development phase.

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Why Power Density is Important

March 8, 2018
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Why Power Density is Important

Power density is a key metric for power system designers. Although it’s obvious that wasting space makes little sense, increasing the power density (and therefore decreasing power system size) is a valuable activity

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5 Things You Should Know About DC Power

March 7, 2018
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5 Things You Should Know About DC Power

Most modern electronic systems are powered by DC voltages. DC supplies are so common it’s easy to ignore the basics.

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