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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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Thermal Considerations for High Power Density DC-DC Bricks

March 30, 2012
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Thermal Considerations for High Power Density DC-DC Bricks

As DC-DC converters continually increase in power density, careful thermal management is essential to maximise their usable power. Efficiency, although important, is not the only factor. Removal of dissipated heat is also essential, because product reliability and operational life relate inversely to operating temperature. Therefore, robust power system design calls for thermal management that effectively handles load and environmental demands in practice as well as in theory. A converter’s conversion efficiency is the ratio between output and input power. This efficiency depends on its operating parameters, particularly input voltage and output current as well...

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Meeting Conducted Noise Standards

March 30, 2012
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Meeting Conducted Noise Standards

Finding an efficient, compact solution to meeting EMI requirements is a greater challenge than ever.

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