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2008-04-15 The LCD TVs standby power consumption reduction
This article describes the "easy to make" modification of the power supply unit that diminishes the former maximal standby power consumption of the standby power supply unit (>1.1W) by more than 200mW to final achieved value 828mW
2004-07-20 Zetex transistor has switch-load power handling capability
Zetex Semiconductor released one of the first batches of products from its Generation 5 bipolar process.
2013-08-05 Wireless power tech aims to remove cable clutter
The Smart Universal Power Antenna technology removes the need for electric cables, whether for lamps, laptops or smartphones
2015-02-12 Verilog-AMS vs SPICE view for power management
Verilog-AMS is a behavioural abstraction of the circuit that sacrifices accuracy for the sake of run time, while SPICE does exactly the opposite. Here's a comparative analysis from a power management perspective
2000-12-13 Using power MOSFETs in stepping motor control
This application note discusses different stepping motor control techniques and circuits that utilize Power MOSFETs driven from CMOS ICs. Some of these techniques discussed in this note include shift register phase generation, comparator switched current limiting and the use of synchronous rectification.
2007-03-16 Use CT delta-sigma ADCs to cut down power consumption
Continuous time delta-sigma ADC technology shatters the conventional wisdom that pipeline ADCs are the only conversion technique available for high-speed, dynamic range applications.
2003-10-16 USB OTG presents benefits, challenges to power designers
USB On-The-Go has numerous advantages to offer--various challenges in the design and implementation, however, comes along with the advantages.
2011-06-23 Upcoming technologies push power revolution
Several electronic technologies are playing high-profile roles in power revolution, among them 3D transistors, solid-state lighting, energy harvesting, superconducting cable and silicon carbide components
2008-11-03 Trimming standby power supply consumption
Consumer electronics and home appliances, and in general all electronic equipment, play a key role in the reduction of the energy consumption. This requires a continuous technological improvement of all electronics products. New advanced solutions must be continuously and rapidly developed with high quality, efficiency and respect for the environment.
2000-06-15 Topologies for Switched Mode Power Supplies
This application note presents an overview of the most important dc/dc converter topologies, which are divided into two parts based on whether or not they have galvanic isolation between the input supply and the output circuitry: the non-isolated switching regulators and the isolated converters.
2004-05-20 TI zero-drift op-amps ideal for power-sensitive apps
The company has announced a series of 12V, zero-drift op-amps from its Burr-Brown product line which are ideal for high-precision, power-sensitive apps
2004-10-01 TI power module comes with Auto-Track sequencing technology
Texas Instruments released a 20A, wide-input, isolated dc-dc plug-in power module with Auto-Track sequencing technology
2006-11-15 Thyristor modules enable power factor correction caps
Epcos' new thyristors enable power factor correction capacitors to be switched silently and without wear, for a longer life.
2012-01-02 The lowdown on power line communication
Here's a discussion on power line communication and its segments, applications, and challenges
2008-02-18 Take a holistic approach to power management for mobile devices
Power management no longer remains a hardware-only problem; rather it has become a system problem that is being addressed by all engineers involved in the system design process. Power management decisions are being taken at both hardware and software level. Increasing focus towards system aspects of cellular phones compels designers to take a holistic and dynamic approach to power management to effectively decrease power consumption without degrading performance
2001-04-04 Switched-mode drives for dc motors
This application note demonstrates the use of integrated switched-mode controllers, generally used for DC power conversion, as the primary control and excitation element in practical PWM drives for DC motors.
2008-05-28 STMicroelectronics enhances VIPer family for smaller power supplies
STMicroelectronics has introduced the VIPer17 off-line switched-mode converter, which integrates an 800V avalanche-rugged MOSFET as well as numerous features to save external components and ensure efficient operation during standby mode
2006-04-27 STMicro, Semikron develop integrated power modules
Semikron International and STMicroelectronics are teaming up to develop integrated power modules for industrial, consumer and automotive markets
2002-04-09 STMicro clamping circuit allows up to 600W power dissipation
Designed to protect fly-back converters and switched-mode power supplies against overvoltage spikes, the PKC-136 Peakclamp clamping circuit from STMicroelectronics allows a continuous dissipation of 1.5W and a peak power dissipation of 600W for a 10?s/1ms pulse.
2011-05-23 Standard power modules deliver fast switching frequencies
Microsemi has expanded its standard power modules with silicon carbide (SiC) devices to offer standard, off-the-shelf products
2005-10-14 ST's new Hybrid BJT/MOSFETs deliver speed and power
Touting a breakthrough in high-voltage, high-switching applications, STMicroelectronics' new hybrid emitter-switched bipolar transistors (EBST), particularly suited to industrial three-phase auxiliary power supplies and single-ended primary inductance converters (SEPIC), boasts the industry's best combination of low forward voltage drop, high blocking voltage, and fast switching speed.
2006-02-20 ST reduced chip power consumption with Synopsys' IC Compiler
Synopsys announced that the IC Compiler was used to successfully tape out the ultra-low-power version of STMicroelectronics' Nomadik multimedia processor
2005-10-11 ST power-supply IC tailored for white LEDs in portable apps
STMicroelectronics rolled out a new power-supply IC that is specifically designed to drive the high-current white LEDs used for flash illumination in the latest generation of mobile imaging equipment
2015-09-17 Spot IGBT degradation through power cycling
Here is a look at an experiment in which we conducted thermal transient tests from one steady-state to another to determine cause of failure for a small sample of IGBTs.
2009-05-14 SMPS converters ease low-power directive compliance
STMicroelectronics has introduced the VIPerPlus family of off-line switched-mode power supply (SMPS) converters, which minimize standby power consumption and the number of external components required, and enable easy compliance with Blue Angel, Energy Star and other low-power norms and directives.
2008-04-25 Smart power modules drive two-phase SRM
Fairchild Semiconductor has introduced two smart power modules for driving two-phase switched reluctance motors in small motor applications such as vacuum cleaners.
2002-07-16 Siliconix adds to power MOSFET line
Vishay Siliconix has expanded its Little Foot power MOSFET line of products with the addition of three devices that are claimed to be the first MOSFETs that offer sub-ohm on-resistances in a 6-lead SC-89 package
2009-02-16 Silicon resonator consumes 1,000x less power
By adding a piezoelectric thin-film atop its silicon resonator and using a switched capacitor method for performing temperature compensation, the Swiss Center for Electronics (CSEM) is claiming a 1,000-fold decrease in power consumption in a paper presented during the ISSCC.
2011-11-22 Signal chain basics: Save power, reduce heat with power supply volume control
Find out how power supply volume control can reduce dissipation and increase run time, without compromising performance
2006-07-01 Shrinking portable power management
Today's portable electronics encompasses advanced multimedia functions, such as MP3 players, multimegapixel cameras and video-on-demand functionality.
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