Communications equipment makers want high power outputs and small solution footprints Many communications systems are powered via a 48 V backplane. This voltage is normally stepped down to a lower intermediate bus voltage, typically to either 12 V, 5 V, or even lower, in order to power the racks of boards within the system.
Enablement of batteryless applications with wireless power Question: My application doesn’t have a battery. Is it possible to power it wirelessly? - Yes, sure; a simple integrated nanopower solution originally designed for energy harvesting is available.
Why pay more for less? The classic discrete difference amplifier design is quite simple. What can be complicated about an op amp and a four resistor network?
Moving up the stack challenges for measurement engineering at ADI Moving up the stack has been an implicit part of ADI’s strategy for many years—but recently, through a focus on delivery of more solutions, this strategy has become explicit. If you consider our roots, there was a time when we supplied only discrete components with data sheets.
MEMS Sensors for Smart Infrastructures Tablets, smartphones, video game consoles, camcorders, and cameras have revolutionized the world of sensors. This includes MEMS accelerometers and gyroscopes.
Robust Wireless Communications for Industry 4.0 Industry 4.0, or smart industry, is heralded as a new industrial revolution in which existing systems are networked together to create cyber-physical systems.
Part 3: Modbus TCP and PROFINET Ethernet in the Automation Industry Part 3: Modbus TCP and PROFINET - In the first part of this series, we examined Ethernet’s numerous advantages over fieldbuses within industrial automation and control.
Part 2: EtherNet/IP in Plantwide Automation Ethernet in the Automation Industry Part 2: EtherNet/IP in Plantwide Automation - We delved into Ethernet’s prominence in the automation industry in the first part of this series,1 covering many of its advantages over legacy fieldbuses.
Part1: The Why and How of Industrial Ethernet Solutions Ethernet in the Automation Industry, Part 1: The Why and How of Industrial Ethernet Solutions - Manufacturing plants around the world now depend on Ethernet solutions for the real-time performance and ruggedness required by industrial applications.
The many uses of a 200 mA precision voltage reference The LT6658 is not a run-of-the-mill reference or regulator, as it performs both functions equally well. Moreover, due to its unique architectural arrangement, it does much more than simply supply a precise voltage with plenty of current.
Technological solutions to overcoming hurdles in UAVs and Systems market Over the last decade, unmanned aerial vehicles and systems (UAVs/UASes)—also referred to as drones—have become widely popular and gained significant interest in commercial, consumer, and government markets.
What is the difference between Ethernet and Industrial Ethernet? Industrial Ethernet systems must be more robust than office Ethernet.
Q&A on Wireless Charging The primary goal in any wireless power design is to guarantee delivery of the required power under worst-case power transfer conditions. However, it is equally important to avoid thermal and electrical overstress in the receiver during best-case conditions.
IoT can use WPT The term “Internet of Things” (IoT) refers to the ongoing trend to connect not only people and computers, but all sorts of “things” to the Internet and each other.
What’s in your portable product? We are all familiar with batteries these days; they are virtually ubiquitous in a myriad of products and applications.
Switching & Protecting Electronics in Battery-Powered Systems Battery-powered electronics poses multiple challenges to the power system engineer. At a theoretical level, the battery related circuitry (before DC/DC conversion) may be divided into four functions: power selection, charging (for rechargeable batteries), monitoring and protection.
Switching & Monitoring High Voltage DC Power Supplies up to 1000V DC power supplies in the hundreds of volts are not as uncommon as one might think. An application that may first come to mind is electric vehicles where Li-Ion battery stack voltages range up to 400V.
Design considerations for military systems & how to mitigate component supply issues Military equipment is expected to have a service life of decades so designing new systems requires the use of state-of-the-art Integrated Circuit technology to really maximize system performance and capabilities, yet this work sits sometimes uncomfortably alongside efforts to support and maintain legacy systems that are up to 30 years old.
A short history of hybrid & module technology Why it continues as a packaging technology of choice for high reliability applications.
ICs offer enhanced protection & improved safety features for high reliability power supplies The design of high reliability systems encompasses the use of fault tolerant design techniques, the selection of suitable components to meet the anticipated environmental conditions and compliance to standards.
Aerospace & Defense Evolution: Inside the Future From the perspective of a semiconductor supplier specialized in high-performance analog components, the aerospace and defense sector has always been a long-term investment. Product design-in takes at least five years to generate a return, but that business can continue for 10 years or more once in production.
Sum Current of both supplies is required to support the load The LTC4370 is a 2-supply current sharing, diode-ORing controller that uses MOSFETs to form ideal diodes. In this way, the LTC4370 can actively balance the output currents of two supplies, even those with unequal output voltages.
Designing with Op Amps for low noise The realities of physics prevent us from attaining the ideal op amp with perfect precision, zero noise, infinite open-loop gain, slew rate, and gain-bandwidth product. But we expect successive generations of amplifiers to be better than the previous. What then to make of low 1/f noise op amps?Load more news
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