Improvements in power transformers will address the needs of the smart grid. Benefits include enhanced energy security, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, improved urban air quality, and greater grid utilization.
Accurate modeling of power electronic converters, i.e., obtaining control to output transfer function, must include series resistance of capacitors and inductors. A simple method allows measurement of a capacitor’s Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR).
Solid-electrolyte lithium cells offer potential for increased battery safety and capacity—surface smoothness is the real key to reducing growth of damaging metallic dendrites.
Whether you need TVS diodes or battery charger ICs, Power Electronics has you covered. Here are some of the latest products to optimize your systems and devices.
A basic research team from Stanford University seeks non-silicon semiconductors with unique size and power characteristics for the next generation of electronic systems.
Ongoing research on rechargeable zinc-air batteries indicates the potential of competing with lithium-ion as the power source of choice for electronic devices.
This system determines the impedance of batteries in just a few seconds, while the batteries are charging or discharging in their normal operating modes.
Liquids, molten metal elements, salt water, and chemicals are being studied as sources for new batteries.