Category | February

A 16-bit Microcontroller Optimized for Real-Time Operation

Posted on 01 February 2008

      Higher computing performance, more flash memory and an extended peripheral set Over a period of more than 15 years, the C166 architecture has earned itself a reputation as one of the most successful 16-bit microcontroller families across a wide variety of industrial and automotive applications. By Manfred Choutka, Product Marketing Manager for [...]

Differentiating Cost-Competitive Class D Amplifier Designs

Posted on 01 February 2008

      No heatsink for normal class-D operation Class D amplifiers are critical to achieving low physical profile and high audio output for modern consumer TV and audio markets. Building a working class-D solution, however, is not straightforward. The design of the power switching stage, in particular, represents a significant risk to audio designers [...]

Opening The Gates To Efficiency

Posted on 01 February 2008

       A few extra components and the units comply with EMC regulations In today’s world of increasing fuel costs, the need for ever more efficient operation is a powerful motivator. Introduction of the latest innovative developments available to satisfy this demand. By Carey Windeatt , TDK/Lambda   Efficiency is fast becoming the ‘holy [...]

Transient Thermal Impedance

Posted on 01 February 2008

      Characterization for Chip-Scale Packaging The quality of camera phones is continually improving – better resolution, better lenses, improved image-processing software, anti hand-shake feature, etc.The one area that has been lagging behind is the power and energy of the flash for taking pictures in low light environments. By Christophe Vaucourt, Portable Power Systems [...]

Parallel Connection of IGBT Modules

Posted on 01 February 2008

      From worst case simulations to a full statistical approach The question of de-rating necessities when IGBT modules are connected in parallel is as old as the device technology. When trying to answer this question, usually the engineer quickly finds himself in a dilemma. By M. Buschkühle, C. Messelke, Infineon Technologies AG   [...]