Most of us seem to end up with a drawer filled with old chargers, either for mobile phones, notebook PCs, or battery-powered home appliances and power tools.
Today’s cars are computers on wheels: full of complex electronics which all must be powered. Nowadays, modern cars include at least 150 electronic control units (ECUs).
Class-D Audio Amplifiers with Integrated Boost Converters Enable High-Quality and Power-Efficient Sound Systems
The accessibility of audio applications means that music and smart technology is everywhere: commuters listen to music on their earbuds while traveling and a home’s smart speakers make it easy to talk to AI-enabled personal assistants in any room.
Today’s vehicles are adding more and more electronic components, increasing the overall vehicle cost and exacerbating the growing challenge of protecting components against electrical damage while maintaining reliability.
The PCI Express® (or PCIe®) architecture has become the preferred interconnect standard in server and storage applications. The growing variety of performance-oriented computing demands in cloud infrastructure, edge devices, telecom networks, 5G infrastructure, embedded systems, and mobile applications also rely on PCIe.
Markets of all types – such as consumer, industrial, and medical – demand smaller, slimmer devices that deliver faster performance, more features, and extra flexibility. The latest USB Type-C® (or USB-C®) interface and Power Delivery (USB PD) specifications are part of the industry’s response to these demands.
The universal serial bus emerged in the mid-nineties and has now become a convenient and ubiquitous interconnect that streamlines the growing number and diversity of cables connecting personal computers to peripherals, like printers, scanners, and keyboards.
Why PCIe 2.0 Packet Switches are a Safe Option for Legacy Designs and a Sustainable Choice for New Products
As new versions of standards are ratified, many thousands of OEMs depend on continued support for devices that may be considered as legacy products.
How the Latest Switching Converters Deliver More Power, Lower Losses, and Less Noise in Automotive Applications
By: Ben Tang, Business Development Manager for Power Products
Electronic features are key selling points of today’s vehicles, and are arguably more important than looks or performance.
By Muhammad Zafar Kausar, Junior Applications Engineer
At face value, the function of a load switch is straightforward; essentially, inserting a MOSFET in series between the power rail and the subsection of circuitry to be controlled, and applying a suitable signal to the gate, provides the desired control.