For the design of almost any electronics or electrical system, it’s important to maximise power efficiency. In mobile devices, better power efficiency delivers longer battery life, which is a key selling point. For basically any application, improving power efficiency means that size and weight can be reduced, and thermal management simplified – thus reducing costs. Of course, using less power also helps products to meet energy rating requirements, which may be a legal requirement, and an attractive feature for customers.
The ‘perfect storm’ of high bandwidth internet connectivity, deep learning algorithms and high-quality audio is enabling a new paradigm in user interfaces: the spoken word. The ability to interact with household appliances and cloud-based services through natural language is truly a sea-change in the way people and machines interact.
Product design demands an understanding of power management requirements and how to meet them. The latest LDOs from Diodes help meet the needs of almost any application.
Linear regulators such as the AP7380 series can offer convenience, simplicity, and flexibility in terms of input voltage.
A range of battery protection devices provides an easy and affordable way for OEMs to improve product safety and integrity.
USB Type-C: Everything you need to know about delivering high-speed serial connectivity in your devices
As well as being faster and able to deliver more power than its predecessors, USB Type‐C® makes some outwardly noticeable changes to this ubiquitous connectivity standard. For one, there’s a new reversible connector, which isn’t keyed so can be plugged into a port either way up. Secondly, USB Type‐C will see the same connectors used on both ends of the cable.
Automotive OEMs are migrating to BLDCs in order to maximize efficiency and reliability. This article looks at the important parameters engineers should consider during the design process, in order to meet these objectives.
During the life of the vehicle, its battery may need to be disconnected for maintenance work or to replace it if it has developed a fault. During reconnection it is possible to reverse the polarity of the battery connection, which can result in potential short-circuits and other problems with loads connected to the battery.
Semiconductor devices are not perfect - all diodes and transistors are characterized by power losses due to switching and conduction. Switching losses occur during the interval between the on- and off-states of a junction, when there is both a voltage across the device terminals and a current flowing through it.