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New Webinar: Designing Power Supplies for Defense Applications

New Webinar: Designing Power Supplies for Defense Applications

I was asked to create a presentation for a technical webinar for those who design power supplies for harsh environments, particularly in the defense and aerospace industry.

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Improve Your AC-DC Front End’s Density, Efficiency, and Flexibility

June 6, 2012
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Improve Your AC-DC Front End’s Density, Efficiency, and Flexibility

Front-end ac-dc converters have changed significantly in terms of efficiency and density, yet power factor issues continue to cause problems, particularly with switch-mode ac-dc converters. 

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Webinar Rebroadcast: Best Practices Using DC-DC Bricks

May 27, 2012
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Webinar Rebroadcast: Best Practices Using DC-DC Bricks

DC-DC Bricks simplify the design of power supply systems compared to discrete solutions, which require a lot of effort and considerations. Even so, power supply architects still face many challenges that can result in costly mistakes.

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Online IBC Power Simulation Tool Video

May 7, 2012
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We recently launched a new online tool, which helps you select and simulate the intermediate stage of an Intermediate Bus Architecture power system.

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Thermal Management for Picor Cool-Power Isolated DC-DC Converters

May 4, 2012
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Thermal Management for Picor Cool-Power Isolated DC-DC Converters

This is the second in a three-part series that discusses thermal management issues, and how to address them for different product types.

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Is IBA the Right Architecture
for your Application? (Part 2)

April 26, 2012
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Is IBA the Right Architecture for your Application? (Part 2)

In part one we talked about the advantages of the IBA, and some of the considerations that need to be borne in mind when considering implementing this approach to power. In part 2 we continue to look at the limitations and issues with this approach.

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Is IBA the Right Architecture for your Application?
(Part 1)

April 2, 2012
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Is IBA the Right Architecture for your Application? (Part 1)

For a majority of applications implemented today, the Intermediate Bus Architecture has been the preferred power architecture.

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