Compact 150-W DC/DC offers rugged solution Product News 10/30/2003 Post a comment Absopulse Electronics' MIP150 series, designed for operation in harsh environmental conditions, provides a complete 150-watt power solution in a compact 2.4 by 5.8 by 1.5 inch chassis. It features integrated filtering, high efficiency and reliability. Power components are conduction cooled, and component count is minimal.
Backplane power management begins with fault monitoring Design How-To 10/22/2003 Post a comment Contributors to EE Times' October 13th InFocus section on "Backplane power management" described several different methods of buffering the power supplies on a circuit card from surges on a card cage backplane. We were particularly struck with Summit Microelectronics's overview of the processes used to monitor and control on-board voltages and current rushes. Their overview, digested for the InFocus section, stressed the issue of maintaining fail-safe operation. The article actually offered appl
Advice on beating the blackouts Design How-To 10/21/2003 Post a comment The Leonardo Power Quality Initiative (LPQI), an adult engineering education programme part funded by the European Commission, has published its latest power quality application note covering Standby Power Systems.
Safety concerns for practical EMI line filters News & Analysis 10/21/2003 Post a comment When we design EMI filters, we will find that safety issues, thermal issues, and even loop stability concerns are intricately linked with the central issue of EMI, writes National's Sanjaya Maniktala in the third chapter of this book-length series. Hypothetically speaking, we can put up for sale almost product that doesn't perform properly, however product safety is a legal requirement, without which we cannot sell. In off-line applications and high-voltage DC-DC converters, where the voltages a
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.