In this article, the second in our series, we’ll discuss phenomena, such as photoelectric effect and photoconductive effect, that can be used to…
April 09, 2021 by Alex Roderick
This article highlights the meaning of independent and dependent voltage sources.
March 29, 2021 by Alex Roderick
Modular power components manufacturer Vicor has partnered with Doosan Mobility Innovation (DMI) to work on hydrogen fuel cell-powered drones.
February 08, 2021 by Alessandro Mascellino
Learn about the triode for alternative currents (TRIAC), including its construction, circuit characteristics, applications, and testing procedures.
January 27, 2021 by Alex Roderick
Designers are finally able to extract disruptive system-level benefits of SiC technology to shrink the size, noise, and field failures of auxiliary…
January 18, 2021 by Kevin M. Speer
Learn about the basics of static electricity, what it is, and its generation processes.
January 15, 2021 by Lorenzo Mari
Learn about the most common types of surge arresters used to protect against transient overvoltages and lightning strikes.
December 18, 2020 by Lorenzo Mari
Learn how surge arresters protect power substations against lightning and switching overvoltages.
December 11, 2020 by Lorenzo Mari
This article discusses how LEDs have a limited lifetime since the luminous flux decreases over time, and the methods to estimate the LEDs lifetime.
December 03, 2020 by Luca Pellegrini
There are a variety of ways to keeps a battery pack properly balanced. This article introduces the concept of active and passive cell balancing and…
November 24, 2020 by Anushree Ramanath
Learn about the impact lightning strikes have on transmission lines and proper grounding’s role in lowering the chances of irreversible damage to…
November 21, 2020 by Lorenzo Mari
This article discusses the main sources of uncertainty in PV production, how to assess the overall uncertainty, and how this uncertainty affects…
November 16, 2020 by Pietro Tumino
Designing a circuit with switch mode power supplies (SMPS) can be daunting at first — especially when trying to mitigate noise. Deploying some of…
November 03, 2020 by Brett Garberman
Explore the concept of noise in a SMPS circuit that designers typically focus on mitigating, including ripple and EMI, and learn some basic layout…
October 27, 2020 by Brett Garberman
This article analyzes the benefits and possible drawbacks integrated magnetics has to offer and the areas of application where utilizing integrated…
October 20, 2020 by Anushree Ramanath
This article highlights ABB as HVDC has emerged as a viable complement to AC power transmission, with the ability to connect asynchronous AC grids…
October 19, 2020 by Andreas Berthou
This article describes an ultra-low parasitics Eon/Eoff measurement platform and the advantages of 100V GaN in 48V applications.
October 14, 2020 by Lei Kou
This article shows how to use a buck converter to produce a bipolar PS when a dedicated bipolar supply IC is not an option.
October 01, 2020 by Victor Khasiev
Learn about the physics behind the operation of Ćuk converter topology, design insights, and an overview of its variants.
September 29, 2020 by Anushree Ramanath
This article highlights a method to separate common-mode and differential-mode noise components using a dual output LISN (Line Impedance…
September 22, 2020 by Marcus Sonst
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