Power Tip 66: Reduce EMI From an Offline Power Supply Cost-Effectively
Blog 12/24/2013 Post a comment
The obvious ways to reduce emissions are to reduce the amplitude of the switching voltage waveform, to divert the current with a shield or capacitor, and/or to add a series impedance. We apply the first two techniques to demonstrate we can build a low-power, AC input adapter to meet EMI emissions without a common-mode inductor.
5G Dials Up Global Efforts
News & Analysis 12/24/2013 13 comments
The chair of Europe's new 5GPPP Association explained his group's plans and pointed to others around the world defining the next-gen network.
Calxeda Ends ARM Server Bid
News & Analysis 12/19/2013 20 comments
One of the first startups to pursue ARM-based SoCs for an expected wave of low-power servers will close, because it could not get traction for its 32-bit chips.
Microservers & Cloud Computing to Drive Server Growth
News & Analysis 12/19/2013 9 comments
After two years of decline, the server market is set to see significant growth, according to the IC Insight Market Drivers Report. That growth is mostly fueled by cloud computing and the demand for microservers -- a relatively new segment that allows for lightweight, inexpensive server processing.
‘Electrification Factor’ in Transportation
Blog 12/16/2013 24 comments
Electric vehicles currently on the market represent a beneficial new direction in terms of sustainable, low-impact transportation. Yet the EV market today tends to obscure a much bigger picture as we pursue the "electrification of transportation."
Mobile Maturity Leads to Extremes
Blog 12/11/2013 7 comments
The commoditization of the smartphone is driving innovation to extremes and creating a new class of wearable devices, according to market watcher Bill Boldt.
NXP’s JV Bets on China’s Tenuous EV Market
Blog 12/10/2013 3 comments
Given China’s strong government support for new energy technologies, and the fact that China has the biggest, fastest growing automotive market in the world, a plan by the joint venture between NXP and China’s state-owned Datang Telecom Technology Co. to go after automotive is a no-brainer.
Pebble CEO Turns Back Clock
News & Analysis 12/6/2013 11 comments
The chief executive of Pebble Technology told the story of the launch of the Pebble Watch effort at an event sponsored by Broadcom.
China's LTE Bid Good for Apple
Blog 12/4/2013 4 comments
The Chinese government licensed its three big carriers for LTE, opening a door to more sales for Apple and a handful of China and US chip makers.