Design Con 2015


- March 21, 2012

Senior Technical Editor, Steve Taranovich, will bring you the latest news, opinions and technical breakthroughs in power management on PowerSource, sometimes with a touch of sarcasm or humor to spice up your day.


Digital Power chat session on Planet Analog November 19, 2014

  • 11.17.2014

Power management is a vital part to every design. Having the best power supply for your system ensures a robust design as well as a design that will perform at its highest levels. Read More...

Architects of Modern Power (AMP) consortium issues first standards

  • 11.11.2014

I introduced the AMP consortium in my previous blog and right on the heels of that news comes their first standards for digital point-of-load (POL) and advanced bus dc-dc converters with the goal of common mechanical and electrical specifications for the development of advanced power conversion technology for distributed power systems. Read More...

Cree recent surge of SiC Power MOSFETs intros will help Power designers

  • 10.25.2014

I have noticed a recent surge of activity by Cree with their SiC line of power MOSFETs over the last two months as well as a new family of 50V GaN HEMT die. Read More...

Three digital power-houses create a new consortium

  • 10.14.2014

The founding members of AMP ---CUI, Ericsson Power Modules and Murata -- have formalized a cooperation that has been in place for some time between these power giants.Read More...

Picotest PDN basics

  • 09.15.2014

Designing power distribution networks (PDN) for modern ICs like FPGAs, DSPs, and other ICs is a very challenging task. Read More...

Nanopower Magnetoresistive sensors webinar by Honeywell/Arrow

  • 09.04.2014

On September 9, 2014 at 2 PM East Coast time Honeywell Sensing & Control and Arrow Electronics experts will host a 60 minute webinar regarding new nanopower Anisotropic Magnetoresistive Sensor ICs in SOT-23 packages.Read More...

What the Infineon acquisition of IR will do for Power System Designers

  • 08.20.2014

This afternoon I spoke to Dr. Ploss, CEO of Infineon and Mr. Khatkin, President and CEO of IR and asked how the Infineon acquisition of IR will affect Power Designers especially in the high-profile areas of Automotive and Solar/Wind Energy.Read More...

Initial commentary on Infineon’s acquisition of International Rectifier

  • 08.20.2014

Infineon’s and International Rectifier’s product portfolios are highly complementary. International Rectifier’s expertise in low-power, energy-efficient IGBTs and Intelligent Power Modules, Power MOSFETs and Digital Power Management ICs will integrate well with Infineon’s offering in power devices and modules.Read More...

Infineon will acquire International Rectifier

  • 08.20.2014

I will be speaking with Dr. Reinhard Ploss, CEO of Infineon Technologies, and Oleg Khaykin, President and CEO of International Rectifier today and provide details of what we can expect as any new product directions, markets and applications and what this will mean for designersRead More...

Planet Analog’s next “Ask the experts” session on Switching power voltage regulators

  • 07.17.2014

On Wednesday, July 23, at 1:00 p.m. ET (10:00 a.m. PT), we will we will discuss Switching Regulators, which are at the heart of many designs, especially for their efficiency which extends battery life in portable applications. Our experts will help you understand the fundamentals of this basic architecture. Read More...

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