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Analyzing the Impact of Cabling in Power Systems

April 18, 2017
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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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Scalability of Bi-Directional Power Design: Your Questions Answered

March 20, 2017
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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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The Answers to Your Questions About Power Averaging

March 14, 2017
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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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The Top Questions About EMI

February 22, 2017
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David Bourner’s recent webinar “Simple Ideas to Make EMI Issues a Thing of the Past” generated some great questions about approaches to mitigate EMI.

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Hot Swappable BCMs Increase System Uptime

January 25, 2017
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Hot Swappable BCMs Increase System Uptime

Many large systems, such as data centers, rely on hot-swap (also sometimes called “hot plug”) to allow modules to be changed without powering down the system.

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When Selecting Capacitors, Think About Resistance!

December 15, 2016
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After our recent webinar, Maximum Load: The Wrong Specification for Pulsed Power, several attendees asked interesting questions about capacitor selection.

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Scalable, Low Weight DC-DC Solution with High Capacitive Loads

Scalable, Low Weight DC-DC Solution with High Capacitive Loads

We recently had a customer that had a variety of unique power system challenges that needed to be overcome.

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