Recent Articles

March 13, 2015 2:04 pm
Kasey Panetta, Editor, @Kcpanetta
Solar and wind often dominate the alternative energy conversation, but a rarely discussed, though increasingly popular, third option exists in gathering energy from the tides. Among its many attributes, tidal power or marine and hydrokinetic power (MKP) is cyclical....
March 13, 2015 9:23 am
Joshua Israelsohn, Director, JAS Technical Media
On its current trajectory, global IP traffic should to grow over the five-year interval from 2013 to 2018 at a CAGR of 21% from 107 to 247 exabytes per month, according to the latest Cisco Visual Networking Index report. Consumer traffic dominates the trend, accounting for about 80% ...
March 12, 2015 12:03 pm
Jim McDowall, Business Development Manager at Saft
Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are enabling utility providers to rely less on traditional sources, such as diesel, and more on solar and wind energy as part of a growing market. The increasing reliance on li-ion batteries allows islands, military bases, independent facilities ...
March 12, 2015 11:56 am
Mark Jennings, Engineering Director of Dawson Shanahan
Sales of electric vehicles (EVs) are booming, with UK registrations in 2014 up to nearly 1.3 million, an increase of 10 percent from last year, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Not to mention, Nissan sold its 100,000th LEAF, making it the best-selling EV in history.
March 12, 2015 11:47 am
Brian Davie, Director of Global Sales & Marketing, Anderson Power Products
Data centers powered by 400 VDC distribution have been a topic of discussion and debate for many years. Much of the support comes from industry studies. In 2007, one of the earliest studies of 400 VDC distribution was presented at the International Telecommunications Energy Conference....
March 10, 2015 3:45 pm
Tom Colella, Electrocube
With more than 50 years in the electronics industry, we thought it would be helpful to assemble a top five list of the most common mistakes that occur during the design of power electronics systems. This information comes from our observations and yes, some of our own experiences ...
March 10, 2015 3:31 pm
Steve Jones, Vice President, BTC Electronic Components
As avionics and military vehicle control systems continue to become more and more complex, many military and aerospace manufacturers and customers have faced the challenge of having to create increasingly sophisticated cable assemblies, wiring harnesses, and test cables ...
March 9, 2015 12:01 pm
If we were to do a root cause analysis of the counterfeit component crisis in the electronics supply chain, I think we would find that while sourcing outside the authorized channel and the blatant disregard of criminals for intellectual property rights are significant contributors to the problem....
March 6, 2015 4:33 pm
Serpil Gonen Williams, VP of Product Development, Pixelligent Technologies
During the past few years, LED-based lighting products have achieved significant market acceptance while OLED-based lighting products are poised for tremendous market growth in the near future. To continue commercial growth of these applications, there is a significant need ...
March 6, 2015 4:15 pm
Steven Shackell, ON Semiconductor
LED backlight boost converters that are incorporated into modern wireless devices tend to consume large quantities of power. The Schottky diode selected is pivotal when it comes to ensuring the boost converter’s overall efficiency reaches its highest level....
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