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posted in April 2011
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.
Speaking out of line
Engineering Investigations  
4/29/2011   7 comments
Fix a crashing embedded development platform or enjoy a summer evening outdoors...which would you pick?
Electric hub motor improves EV range: Part 1—Technology basics
Design How-To  
4/28/2011   18 comments
"Electronic gearbox" control circuitry requires less power, boosting range.
Bourns' MF-LL190 battery strap resettable fuse
Product News  
4/28/2011   4 comments
Bourns' miniature-sized battery strap resettable fuse offers an initial resistance of just 5 to15 mOhms.
The basics of power factor correction (PFC), Part 2 of 3
Design How-To  
4/28/2011   1 comment
Understand the various ways to achieve this increasingly important power-supply design objective—and the tradeoffs
The basics of power factor correction (PFC), Part 1 of 3
Design How-To  
4/25/2011   Post a comment
Understand the various ways to achieve this increasingly important power-supply design objective—and the tradeoffs
Battery-less, RF-powered energy harvesting wireless sensor system targets building and industrial automation
Product News  
4/24/2011   1 comment
Powercast Corporation has unveiled its Lifetime Power Wireless Sensor System for wireless environmental monitoring in HVAC control and building automation.
Broadcom joins GreenTouch comms consortium
News & Analysis  
4/21/2011   2 comments
Fabless chip company Broadcom Corp. has said it has joined GreenTouch, a global industry consortium formed by Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs that is focused on improving the energy efficiency of IT and communications networks.
Wirelaid technology enables high-current, fine-pitch SMDs
Design How-To  
4/19/2011   Post a comment
A rounded or rectangular cross-sectional area wire is integrated into the stackup design directly beneath the outer PCB layer.
Tech Tutorial: Implement automotive BLDC motor control
Design How-To  
4/19/2011   2 comments
In conjunction with control algorithms running on optimized microcontrollers, brushless DC motors offer efficient solutions, with various control schemes, including field oriented control (FOC), available.
Emerson PS6x-M series 60 W convection cooled open-frame ac-dc power supplies
Product News  
4/19/2011   Post a comment
Emerson Network Power has made new additions to its portfolio of NPS6x-M series 60 W convection cooled open-frame ac-dc power supplies.
Battery charging controller/power manager goes 3 to 60 V; tackles high-power handhelds, diverse chemistries
Product News  
4/18/2011   1 comment
LTC4000 from Linear Technology works with PoL DC/DC to provide high-voltage battery-charger subsystem
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).
Our "Power Tips!" series now enhanced with added videos
Design How-To  
4/14/2011   4 comments
The author has added informative, short videos to some of the installments
Tech Tutorial: Transient voltage suppressors
Design How-To  
4/12/2011   1 comment
A major challenge in automotive design is protecting electronics against damaging surges, voltage transients, ESD, and noise that are present on the power line.
Freescale to sell Fuji IGBTs for automotive
News & Analysis  
4/11/2011   3 comments
Freescale Semiconductor Inc. has agreed to work with Fuji Electric on insulated-gate bipolar transistor technology and products for hybrid electric and electric vehicles (HEV and EV).
Switcher modules go to 10A, with low EMI, and like to (current) share
Product News  
4/11/2011   Post a comment
Latest National Semiconductor Simple Switcher units meet CISPPR 22 (Class B) standard, can share to 60A
Vishay IHLP IHLP-3232DZ-11 low-profile, high-current inductor
Product News  
4/5/2011   2 comments
Vishay's IHLP-3232DZ-11 features inductance values from 0.22 µH to 47.0 µH and maximum DCR down to 1.35 mO.
Culture shock: Driving an electric car
Design How-To  
4/5/2011   69 comments
A few days of driving, and under the hood of, the Nissan Leaf EV shows the energy saving technologies in the car require a new driver mindset.
Power Tip 34: Design a simple, isolated bias supply
Power Tips  
4/1/2011   7 comments
Understand how the asymmetrical, half-bridge flyback (aka flybuck) configuration can provide multiple benefits in many situations
EXCLUSIVE! I'm driving a Nissan Leaf EV for a few days
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
4/1/2011   36 comments
If you have any questions about the Nissan Leaf, leave a comment here and I'll try and answer it.


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