Multiphase boost converter eases 12V battery 'cranking deep' Design How-To 4/29/2011 4 comments Auto start-stop systems offer improved fuel efficiency and emissions, but vehicle electronics need to be protected from cranking transients. A multiphase boost converter is ideal for this function and can also simplify supplying power audio components in the infotainment system as well as isolating regenerative braking energy storage.
Mr OxiCap is a virtual library guide Product News 4/19/2011 Post a comment AVX Corporation has created a new CD detailing its tantalum and niobium oxide capacitors which will help designers access information more easily and select the correct capacitor for their applications.
Power Line Communication integrates electric vehicles with the Smart Grid Design How-To 4/15/2011 6 comments A compatible charging infrastructure and communication between an EV and any potential "charging spot" is required for easy and practical use. The established Power Line Communication (PLC) standard in the Smart Power Grid offers a robust and long term available setup—and the prospect of grid stabilization (charging back to the grid).
TT rolls glueable chip resistors Product News 4/5/2011 Post a comment TT electronics has released the GCR series of chip resistors optimized for use with conductive adhesives. The devices are available in several variants suitable for specialized medical, scientific, military, aerospace and automotive applications.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 24 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...