Category | Power Management

Keep Pace with Today´s Power Technology

Posted on 25 July 2015

      As one of the leading electronics companies Texas Instruments fuels power designs with an innovative portfolio and speeds time to market with powerful, easy-to-use design tools. Now the company extends its power product range with some industry firsts. By Wolfgang Patelay, Freelance Journalist, Bodo´s Power Systems According to Dave Priscak, Director, Power [...]

Tiny Power Components for Wireless Charging, Step Down Conversion and “Always On” Devices

Posted on 15 December 2014

      Texas Instruments used electronica 2014 in Munich to showcase its broad portfolio of new products corresponding to the slogan coming from the Jack Kilby Day “TI technology is fundamentally changing the way we live our lifes – from wireless charging to autonomous vehicles, from smart cities and factories of the future to [...]

How Digital Isolation Technology Drives System-Level Efficiency

Posted on 23 October 2014

      Power supply efficiency continues to be an area of focus in the power electronics industry. Advances in power electronics components and topologies are driving individual power supply efficiencies to higher performance levels. The improvement in the efficiency of each power supply is an important – and essential – element in addressing the [...]

Programmable Power Technology offers Highest-In-Class Power Density and Efficiency with Versatile Programmable Functionality

Posted on 10 March 2014

      The increased complexity and sophistication of modern electronics in the field of networking, telecommunications, embedded systems, industrial control systems and automatic test equipment creates an ever increasing demand for advanced high performance power management systems. By: Alan Elbanhawy, Simo Radovic and Jason Weinstein, Exar Corporation, California, USA These systems require a host [...]

PMBus – the Rising Star!

Posted on 26 February 2014

      Once upon a time, there was an ugly step-child called “power” that was shoved in a corner where it could be hardly be seen and most definitely not heard. But as applications became more intelligent, the step-child began to grow with it. Now, the world is becoming more energy conscious and more [...]

Power Block Innovations Enhance Synchronous Buck Converters

Posted on 07 October 2013

      Dual MOSFETs in PQFN packages, containing optimized synchronous and control MOSFET devices, enable designers to enhance the efficiency and power density of synchronous buck converters. A new evolution of the dual PQFN package featuring a single-clip connection to both MOSFETs, called power block, introduces an innovative internal structure that further increases efficiency [...]

Bus Bar and the High Power Card Edge (HPCE®) Family

Posted on 07 October 2013

      Power Solutions for Today’s Leading Technologies Power connectors and conductors are akin to the blood vessels of electronics - they are essential in bringing technologies to life and indispensable to all electronic designs. In order for electronic devices to function, whether it’s simple or complex power distributions, they will need a network [...]

Synchronization of SMPS Power Modules

Posted on 27 May 2013

      A Practical Application for Cyclone V FPGA Power Requirements The integration of multiple power modules on a single power board allows for specific load requirements to be achieved. This arrangement, commonly known as Distributed Power Architecture (DPA), matches each individual DC/DC converter to a specific load, resulting in an improved dynamic response [...]

Predictive Energy Balancing for Agile Control of Switched-Mode Power Converters

Posted on 02 May 2013

      The absence of compensation simplifies development and testing. The number 6 billion turns up often as the number of cell phones in use worldwide. Published estimates average to around 25 power converters per cell phone. If the typical switching frequency is 50 kHz, that works out to 7.5 x 1015 switching decisions [...]

Elegant Power Solutions Cut Energy Consumption of Low-Power Wireless Applications

Posted on 24 January 2013

      Low-power wireless applications have become very popular in the industrial sector (e. g. wireless metering) and consumer applications, including multi-functional remote controls and gaming devices. For cost and reliability reasons, these applications will continue to be powered by primary batteries, or increasingly by rechargeable batteries. By Markus Matzberger, Texas Instruments Deutschland GmbH [...]