Integrated Circuits

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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

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Supervisory ICs for Easy Monitoring of Multiple Voltages

Supervisory ICs are small monitoring modules that, with their own voltage references, can monitor voltage supplies in electronic systems.

Frederik Dostal

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A Charger IC with N Kinds of Applications

The MP2639A is a fully integrated and flexible battery charge management IC that can charge two cells in series from a 5V power supply.

Min Xu

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Modular Real-Time Development Platform for Power Electronic Systems

FPGAs provide impressive computing power, which is increasingly required in power electronic systems.

Julian Endres, Fabian Bayer, Andreas Linke and Ansgar Ackva

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Dynamically Configurable Off-Line Switcher IC for Higher Application Flexibility

InnoSwitch3-Pro integrated switcher ICs enable digital micro-stepping of voltage and current for precise battery charge control and elimination of DC-DC post-regulators, an

Jason Yan

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Integrated Circuits Offer Enhanced Protection & Improved Safety Features for High Reliability Power Supplies

The design of high-reliability systems encompasses the use of fault tolerant design techniques, the selection of suitable components to meet the anticipated environmental c

Steve Munns

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Optimized Thermal Layout for CIPOS Nano Half-bridge Intelligent Power Modules

This article discusses PCB design considerations required to achieve the best thermal performance in a motor drive using CIPOS Nano half-bridge Intelligent Power Modules (I

Pengwei Sun and Pei Jin

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What They Don’t Teach About Synchronous Rectifiers in School – Selected Topics from Real Designs

In recent years, global regulatory agencies have proposed efficiency standards to further improve global energy savings.

Zhihong Yu, AC/DC & Lighting Product Marketing Manager, Walter Yeh, Field Application Engineering Deputy Manager