Integrated Circuits

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Constant Current LED Drivers: Cost Efficient, Reliable, and Easy to Use

LEDs are widely used across all market segments.

Dr.-Ing. Jan Preibisch

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Making GaN Power Electronics Universal

As GaN power electronics is gaining momentum, an interesting question to ask is whether GaN will remain a niche player like GaAs or whethe

Simon Li, Ph.D.

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Power Control at 27 MHz with Variable Reactance

This is the second of a three part series.

David Pacholok, Paul Reich, Jim Spangler

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Cost Optimization of Wireless Power Transmission Systems

Advantages of wireless power transmission systems in comparison to standard plug contacts are easily identified.

Dominik Huwig

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Quasi-Class E Achieves Power Control and ZIS/ZVS

This is the first in a three-part series describing a novel approach to high frequency (27 MHz) power conversion and control.

David Pacholok, Paul Reich and Jim Spangler

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Building a Linear Charger for Wearable Applications

Wearable devices have become increasingly integrated into our lives.

Hank Cao

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Thévenin Equivalent Circuit and Maximum Power Transfer

The objective of this article is to verify Thévenin’s theorem by obtaining the Thévenin equivalent voltage (VTH) and Thévenin equivalent resistance (RTH) for

Antoniu Miclaus and Doug Mercer

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Temperature Stability Assessment of GaN Power Amplifiers with Matching Tantalum Capacitors

Wide bandgap GaN and SiC devices are expected to experience high levels of growth in applications ranging from power conversion to RF transistors and MMICs.

T. Zednicek, European Passive Components Institute, Lanskroun, Czech Republic; R. Demcko, M. Weaver, D. West, AVX Corporation, Fountain Inn, SC, USA; T. Blecha, F. Steiner, J. Svarny, R. Linhart, RICE, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, Czech Republic

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Combined Current Control with Inrush Current Limiters

High-power loads are a major stress factor when fuses and components are switched on, as they cause very high currents to flow.

Christoph Jehle

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Modern Electric Motor Technology and Applications

The benefits of brushless motors have been marketed in recent years, reference vacuum cleaners and portable drills for example.

Martin Hill