The need to reduce size, weight, and power on satellites and other space systems continue to challenge the aerospace market. Combining more than 20 commonly used functions into a single chip, Microchip Technology Inc. announced the LX7720 radiation-hardened mixed-signal motor controller, the latest addition to its Space System Manager (SSM) product family. As the industry’s first highly […]
EPC announces the availability of the EPC9148 and EPC9153 demonstration boards for 48 V DC-DC conversion. The EPC9153 is a 250 W, extremely thin, power module using a simple, low-cost synchronous buck configuration delivering a 98.2% peak efficiency with a maximum component height of 6.5 mm. The EPC9148 utilizes a multilevel topology enabling a maximum […]
Demand continues to rapidly grow for Silicon Carbide (SiC)-based systems to maximize efficiency and reduce size and weight, allowing engineers to create innovative power solutions. Applications leveraging SiC technology range from electric vehicles and charging stations to smart power grids and industrial and aircraft power systems. Microchip Technology Inc. announced its expanded portfolio of smaller, lighter […]
As the industry adopts the latest generation of PoE technology for managing data and power over a single Ethernet cable, users face the challenge of making pre-standard powered devices (PDs) work alongside new IEEE 802.3bt-2018-compliant PDs in an existing Ethernet infrastructure. Many proprietary solutions were brought to market through 2018 that support specifications such as […]
System developers designing high-end embedded control applications can benefit from a new Digital Signal Controller (DSC) with two dsPIC DSC cores in a single chip, now available from Microchip Technology Inc. The dsPIC33CH has one core that is designed to function as a master while the other is designed as a slave. The slave core is useful for […]
APEC is considered the premier forum for power electronics developments in the U.S. Recently concluded in San Antonio, Tex., the conference and exposition focused on the practical and applied aspects of the power electronics business. In the pages that follow are a few interesting displays that could be found on the exposition floor. NEXT PAGE: […]
A while back a viewer of our 60-W LED bulb teardowns posted a comment about the complexity of the power supplies found in the bases of these bulbs. We talked about some of the reasons these bulbs contain switching supplies in a previous article. But our latest post elicited this comment from another reader: Well, […]
The CEC1702 hardware cryptography-enabled microcontroller is now available from Microchip Technology Inc. The CEC1702 addresses the increasing need for security measures, such as secure boot, driven by the continual growth of Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The CEC1702 is a full-featured ARM Cortex-M4-based microcontroller with a complete hardware cryptography-enabled solution in a single package. This low-power but […]
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An advanced motor control software plug-in for Microchip’s MPLAB® X Integrated Development Environment (IDE) with auto tuning and self-commissioning capability is now available from Microchip Technology Inc. The plug-in, called motorBench™ Development Suite, is a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based tool with automatic tuning of feedback control gains and offline accurate measurement of critical motor parameters […]
(editor’s note: Intrigued by the problem? Have a question or another solution? Then click the “Read more” link and follow the conversation on EDAboard.com or log in to EDAboard and participate in the microcontroller forum thread.) AC> DC> AC converter: has anyone done this? – I am planning to make an AC to DC and […]
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