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Shift Happens
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5/31/2005   Post a comment
The combination of advanced control methods and novel power stage designs will spawn an entire new breed of power supplies that redefine state-of-the-art performance benchmarks.
Reversible Computing ABCs: No Longer Greek - part two
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5/24/2005   Post a comment
Last week Dr. Frank talked about the background and the location of the Reversible Computing Workshop. This week he talks about what happened at the workshop. Do you like contests? I thought so.
Hold on to your power
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5/16/2005   Post a comment
NOAA Space Environment Center says there was an extreme geomagnetic storm that could affect all power systems causing widespread voltage control problems. Really? Did you notice anything?
Reversible Computing ABCs: No Longer Greek to the World?
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5/16/2005   Post a comment
Dr. Frank just returned from directing the First International Workshop on Reversible Computing on the beautiful island of Ischia, Italy. Don't know much about Ischia? Let him give you a short lesson. Don't know much about reverisible computing? Here's a few words about it and some links to more. Next week he describes some of the highlights of the conference.
Wither Current Mode?
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5/9/2005   Post a comment
Don Alfano of Silicon Labs says voltage mode will become more popular as digital power supply control becomes dominant. If you don't think so, or you're not sure, let Don enumerate the reasons why voltage mode has it all over current mode.
Just enough is enough, right?
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5/7/2005   Post a comment
Portable applications have become very popular in the last couple years and will continue to gain in popularity. That means portable designs must become more efficient and probably we consumers must get used to the idea that these mighty mites will only have just enough power to get the job done. Are you okay with that?


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