Category | Digital Power

Get to Market Faster with Digital Power

Posted on 15 April 2015

      In our competitive world, being first to market gives your product that slim edge that can mean the difference between success and failure. Everyone knows that companies generate profits by getting their products to the market faster. It’s why we have simulation and emulation tools, logic synthesizers, software debuggers and the like. [...]

Unlocking Digital Power

Posted on 18 February 2015

      This is a story of change, a story that began 5 years ago when a small power company entered an uncertain market dominated by larger firms. Unlocking the true potential of digital power has required an approach very different to what had traditionally existed in the power supply industry. This company’s vision [...]

Digital Power Comes of Age

Posted on 09 December 2014

      This article looks at the evolution of distributed power architectures since the introduction of the first high-frequency switching DC-DC converter modules back in 1984. It describes the factors that have driven this evolution and highlights some of the most significant innovations along the way. By Mark Adams, CUI Inc; Patrick Le Fèvre, [...]

Control Law Accelerator Boosts Digital Power Performance

Posted on 23 July 2012

      Platform of cost sensitive, high performance switching regulators While adoption of digital control techniques for switched power supplies may never be universal, interest has been steadily growing in the subject and commercial digital microcontrollers are now beginning to appear with features optimised for power supply control. This short article describes a new [...]

Power Conversion Enters a New Era

Posted on 17 July 2012

      Knowledge is power (Sir Francis Bacon) Although Sir Francis might not have envisioned modern electrical power conversion in its current form, his famous 1597 quote comes very close to describing the new era of power conversion: intelligent power. While William Gilbert was playing around with static electricity in the same locale and [...]

Simple Digital

Posted on 10 July 2012

      The Novum Digital family has focused on ease of use It is nearly impossible to miss an article about the growing digital power market. Engineering publications are loaded with market analysts’ comments on the potential of digital power and announcements regarding new digital power products from leading IC companies. These serve to [...]

Digital Power

Posted on 01 September 2008

      What’s been happening? For several years now, the interest in digital power has grown, and commercial products based on such technology have been released to market. However, if for some applications such as UPS, computers, or mobile applications digital power is nothing new, then for others such as board mounted products, the [...]

Digital Power on the Move

Posted on 01 July 2008

      A Panoramic View of Applications and Challenges When digital power first emerged as a topic of debate in the early 2000s, most power supply designers cast their doubts at the thought of replacing analog PWM controllers with a DSP based digital power supply controller. By Steve Mappus, Systems Engineer, Fairchild Semiconductor, High [...]

Digital Power

Posted on 01 July 2008

      Hope or Hype? By Dr.– Ing. Artur Seibt, Vienna   Where it makes sense Before the term "Digital Power" was ever coined, it has been used since decades whenever it made sense, i.e. in large power supplies, especially in those destined for complex installations. However, the term DP as it is used [...]

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 [...]