This article is the second of a 2-part series and focuses on the specifics of power budgeting and board layout. As many application boards require a number of power rails, this series examines a multisupply board solution. The goal is to achieve a quality initial design with good component placement and routing to highlight some power budget and routing tips and tricks.
The electric vehicle market is snowballing and has even proved resilient to COVID-19 related shutdowns, seeing year-on-year growth throughout 2020. Within the EV market, increases are seen in battery capacity, range, charging rates, wide bandgap semiconductors, and high-performance traction motors.
The US semiconductor manufacturer GlobalFoundries has turned down Intel's intention for a takeover. The company intends to continue operating independently and is aiming for global expansion with new production facilities.
The two research teams from the LaserApplicationCenter and the Materials Research Institute Aalen are working on the question of how they can improve the fast-charging capability of lithium-ion batteries - for example, to reduce annoying waiting times at charging stations for electric cars.
Power Integrations, an expert in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, announced its 600 V 12 A Qspeed diode, delivering the industry’s lowest reverse recovery charge (Qrr) for a silicon diode.
In general, the term short circuit is commonly used to refer to a situation whereby a live or ‘hot’ wire carrying a current comes into contact with a neutral wire. This article explains the several types, causes, and consequences of short circuits in power electronics.
Fortum has made the investment decision to expand its lithium-ion battery recycling capacity by building a new state-of-the-art hydrometallurgical plant in Harjavalta, Finland. The investment, marked at ca. EUR 24 million, will be a major step in increasing Fortum’s hydrometallurgical recycling capacity and enabling the production of sustainable battery chemicals.
This article is the first of a 2-part series that addresses some of the issues sometimes overlooked when designing multirail power supplies. Part 1 focuses on the strategy and topology, while Part 2 focuses on the specifics of power budgeting and board layout, along with some tips and tricks.