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HOW2POWER TODAY NEWSLETTER

HOW2POWER TODAY brings you in-depth reporting on the latest design techniques for power conversion, new components, and the employment outlook for power electronics engineers.

 

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In the June issue of HOW2POWER TODAY:

» Lossless Method Boosts Current-Sense Signal

» Calibration Of Copper Sensors Enhances Accuracy Of Nonintrusive Current Monitoring

» Selecting A Freewheeling Diode Solution For Lowest Losses With SiC MOSFETs

» The Engineer’s Guide To EMI In DC-DC Converters (Part 5): Mitigation Techniques Using Integrated FET Designs

» Focus On Magnetics:
Bundle Compression Overcomes Aspect Ratio Constraints On Transformer Design

» Spotlight On Safety & Compliance:
ISPCE 2018 Drilled Deeply Into Today’s Compliance Issues

» Industry Events:
ECCE 2018 Plenary Peers Into Future
& 500 Exhibitors at DMEMS 2018

» Other Top Power News

and more…

From the Editors Desk (June Newsletter)

The very broad subject of sensing is getting much attention these days as it relates to the emerging Internet of Things (IoT). Sensing is part and parcel of IoT concepts. You’ll find many discussions of this topic at Sensors Expo and similar conferences. Meanwhile, in the power electronics arena, the more narrow area of current sensing never seems to be the topic du jour, but rather one of ongoing inquiry. The quest to develop current sensing techniques that are 1) more efficient 2) less expensive and 3) more accurate is never ending. If…  Read more»

Saving Face American Style: Engineering Integrity Can Be Detrimental In Post-Global Business Culture
 

by Paul L. Schimel, PE

A dear friend wrote to me about an interview he’d had for an FAE position at a big power semiconductor company. It started out with an urgent call from a senior staff sales engineer. But as my friend told the interviewer about the deep skills and experience he would bring to serving the customer, it became apparent that such abilities would not be considered assets in a business where sales booked per quarter were all that mattered.
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SiC & GaN
POWER TECHNOLOGY

This section brings you news of Silicon Carbide and Gallium Nitride developments along with related design information, supplier data, book reviews, and technology roadmaps.

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SPECIAL SERIES
A PRACTICAL PRIMER
ON MOTOR DRIVES

If you’re looking for a practical introduction to the field of motor drives, Ken Johnson’s extensive series explains the basics of all aspects of motor drive operation. This overview aims to fill in the gaps in other sources.

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POWER MAGNETICS

Sponsored by
Payton Planar Magnetics

The Global Source for Environmentally Friendly Planar & Conventional Magnetics

Read about techniques for designing magnetic components such as inductors and transformers for power electronics applications.

Read about new magnetic components and technologies.

Find a consultant with magnetics design expertise.

Where To Find Custom Power Magnetics For Your Application (A source list of magnetics vendors with details about what they offer.)
 

Sponsored by
Teledyne LeCroy

POWER INTEGRITY INSIGHTS
 

The subject of power integrity (PI) concerns the design, analysis and testing of components and systems for the purpose of accurate and reliable delivery of voltage and current from the voltage regulators across power distribution networks (PDNs) to complex and sensitive loads in electronic systems. The challenges of designing modern, high-speed electronic systems are making it increasingly important for engineers to understand PI.

This month: The Relentless Progression Of Power Supply Requirements
by Ken Coffman
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SPECIAL SERIES
CURRENT-LOOP CONTROL

"Current-Loop Control In Switching Converters," a seven-part article series by Dennis Feucht of Innovatia Laboratories, Cayo, Belize was published in the September 2011 through March 2012 issues of HOW2POWER TODAY.

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VIDEO SERIES
TROUBLESHOOTING
DISTRIBUTED POWER SYSTEMS

In this 8-part video series, Steve Sandler discusses essential concepts, relationships and test methods needed to identify and correct stability, noise and EMI issues in electronic components and systems.

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POWER ELECTRONICS
EDUCATION AND RESEARCH

Graduate programs offering specialized training in power electronics provide new engineers with the educational foundation for working in a range of industries. They also conduct fundamental research paving the way for development of more advanced power semiconductors, power converters, and power systems. The articles in this section provide detailed overviews of power electronics programs around the world.

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POWER AROUND THE WEB

Learn more about the wide array of resources available on other power electronics websites. Here you’ll find descriptions of relevant websites, organized into the following convenient categories: Blogs • Design Notes & Tools • Industry Organizations People • Jobs • Product Guides • Publications.

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POWER SUPPLY EMI ANTHOLOGY

A select list of design-oriented articles and videos discussing electromagnetic interference (EMI) and electromagnetic compliance (EMC) issues as related to power supply design.

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POWER SUPPLY
SAFETY & COMPLIANCE

This section presents articles on Safety & Compliance relevant to both designers and users of power supply products. These articles discuss compliance requirements related to safety, electromagnetic compliance (EMC), energy efficiency, and other areas affecting power supply approvals regionally and globally for diverse applications and markets.

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DC-DC CONVERTERS
FOR SPACE

This section presents information to help designers find rad hard dc-dc converters and voltage regulators for space applications such as satellites and spacecraft. This section covers both fully functional dc-dc converter modules as well as power ICs.

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POWER SUPPLIES FOR
MILITARY & DEFENSE
APPLICATIONS

This section presents information and resources to help designers select and evaluate power supplies for military and defense applications. This section covers both military-grade and COTS power supplies, off the shelf and custom.

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ECCE

Learn about the unique aspects of the “foremost IEEE conference in the field of electrical and electromechanical energy conversion” and why you’ll want to participate in the upcoming ECCE 2018 in Portland, Oregon. Visit this section»

BOOK REVIEWS

How2Power presents reviews of textbooks on various topics relating to power electronics and power conversion.

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HOW2POWER
CONSULTANTS CORNER

Read about the services and skills offered by consultants specializing in power electronics design. As you’ll discover from viewing their entries, these consultants have years of experience in power conversion across a wide range of power levels, applications, and technologies. If you’re a manufacturer who needs help with power system design, these consultants are poised to tackle your most difficult design challenges.

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HOW2POWER BOOKSTORE

In conjunction with the Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA), How2Power offers power supply design and power magnetics design technical publications.

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More Videos

Introduction to Non-Invasive Stability Measurement
In this video, Picotest’s Steve Sandler shows how to measure power supply control loop stability using the Bode 100 VNA via Output Impedance. This test does not break the loop and is more accurate than a Bode plot.
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

HOW2POWER’s Events Calendar lists selected conferences, tradeshows, and workshops related directly or indirectly to power conversion. This listing includes a wide range of application or market-focused events where suppliers of power components or power supplies may be exhibiting, or where technical presentations related to power conversion may be presented.

 

Upcoming Events:

• 06/24/18 ICOPS
• 06/25/18 PEDG
• 06/25/18 3D-PEIM
• 06/26/18 Sensors Expo & Conference
• 06/26/18 PCIM Asia
• 06/26/18 Electric Power and Motor Fundamentals Seminar
• 06/26/18 Sensor + Test
• 06/27/18 Dritev
• 06/27/18 Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo
• 07/10/18 Semicon West
• 07/12/18 EATS
• 07/16/18 NSREC
• 07/23/18 NAECON
• 07/29/18 AACC
• 07/30/18 EMC Consultants Workshop
• 07/30/18 EMC + SIPI
• 08/05/18 PES General Meeting
• 08/12/18 CAARI
• 08/20/18 Electrification
• 08/26/18 ABAF
• 08/27/18 AMEREM Symposium
• 08/31/18 IFA Berlin
• 09/02/18 ICCE Berlin
• 09/10/18 ICVHE
• 09/11/18 The Battery Show

View the Calendar»

Coming in June

Report on Internet Things World

In the upcoming June issue of the HOW2POWER TODAY newsletter, contributors Dixie Dunn and Kevin Parmenter will report on Internet of Things World, which runs May 14-17 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. They’ll discuss the impact of emerging IoT applications on power supply development.

 



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