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Half-brick delivers 100 amps at 1.2 volts
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10/30/2003   Post a comment
Synqor's Peta series of half-brick DC/DC converters deliver up to 100 amps in a single board, open-frame package for datacom and telcom systems using distributed power architetures.
Compact 150-W DC/DC offers rugged solution
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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.
Microfluidic battery runs on water
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10/24/2003   Post a comment
Small bricks charge up the power landscape
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10/23/2003   Post a comment
Eighth-, quarter- and half-bricks are stepping up in class to serve ever-demanding applications
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
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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
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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
Dc/dc converters cover broad range
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10/2/2003   Post a comment


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Jolt Judges and Andrew Binstock

Jolt Awards: The Best Books
Jolt Judges and Andrew Binstock
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Air Conditioner Falls From Window, Still Works
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David Blaza

The Other Tesla
David Blaza
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