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How ZVS Buck Regulators Can Make Your Power Design More Competitive

September 4, 2012
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How ZVS Buck Regulators Can Make Your Power Design More Competitive

Competitive pressure for higher performance systems drives electronic product designers to strive for solutions with higher density and higher efficiency in a reduced size.

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Unmanned Vehicles: a Growing but Demanding Market

August 28, 2012
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Unmanned Vehicles: a Growing but Demanding Market

Even without any particular knowledge of the market the average man – or woman – on the street wouldn’t be surprised to hear that the unmanned systems market is being forecast to grow in the coming years. 

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Intermediate Bus Architecture (IBA) versus Factorized Power Architecture (FPA)

August 20, 2012
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Intermediate Bus Architecture (IBA) versus Factorized Power Architecture (FPA)

We’ve posted a number of articles over the last few months about the different power architectures available, and the advantages and disadvantages of using each. In this post we continue on this theme, looking at the difference between Intermediate Bus Architecture (IBA) and the latest architecture Factorized Power Architecture (FPA).

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Boosting Energy Efficiency in Power Converters

August 16, 2012
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Boosting Energy Efficiency in Power Converters

From lossy DC distribution buses in telecom equipments to power hungry datacenter servers and emerging aerospace systems, the quest to further cut power losses and improve the overall efficiency of power solutions in these applications is very high.

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Petaflops and Megawatts

July 13, 2012
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Petaflops and Megawatts

Congratulations to the engineers at IBM, who have taken the USA to the top of the Top 500 list of supercomputers around the world.

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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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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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