Posts tagged as electronics tech

What can FPGAs do for a renewable energy system?

  In typical renewable energy systems (RES) functionalities such as power conversion control and monitoring are implemented on custom-built embedded boards. This is done using microcontrollers/digital signal processors (DSPs) that have fixed architectures, often limiting the kind of functionalities that a power converter designer wants to implement in their system. On the other hand, field […]

DC/DC converters in extreme environments

  DC/DC converters are used in a wide range of applications. They compensate voltage drops in long cables, and they increase availability by decoupling circuits or establishing separate input circuits. The variants with protective coatings furthermore withstand challenging environmental conditions. In large systems such as bookbinding machines or bottling plants, long distances need to be […]

Optical considerations for LED selection

  When choosing an LED for an application, its optical properties must first be considered. Properties such as lumen output, intensity distribution, and source size must be suited to the optical system of the application. One of the first questions asked when considering a LED type relates to how bright it is, which is really […]

Inductors for everything

  Electronic devices have been ubiquitous in modern life for some time. So it is perhaps easy to assume that everything necessary has already been accomplished in the world of passive components. As consumers, we are all well aware of faster computers, smarter phones, brighter and flatter TV screens, and an increasingly connected world. As […]

MOSFET power losses and how they affect power-supply efficiency

  Power-supply efficiency is a critical criterion for today’s cloud-infrastructure hardware. The efficiency of the chosen power solutions relates to system power loss and the thermal performance of integrated circuits (ICs), printed circuit boards (PCBs), and other components, which determine the power-usage effectiveness of a data centre. Download pdf here