Articles and blogs
Semiconductor switch technology promotions are a maze of claims for best efficiency and cost-effectiveness. There is a place for them all, from the humble IGBT through silicon- and silicon-carbide MOSFETs to GaN HEMT cells. Depending on your development schedule, application and budget, each technology can give excellent results. This includes the gate drive which is critical for best performance, both in losses and reliability for all the device types.
There are established ways to generate power rails for end-loads in data centers, but a novel combination of conversion technologies can be used for efficiency, cost and power density gains.
Evaluating the reliability and availability of data center services hinges on performance monitoring. Latest power converters provide valuable real-time data with built-in ‘event data recorders’ - so called ‘black-box’ recording functions
As data center capacity demands increase, the ratio of peak to average power requirements gets wider. This blog looks at the reasons and describes how latest generation DC/DC converters have evolved to provide the necessary power.
Immersive cooling has been around for many years in demanding applications and is now becoming attractive in commericial and industrial applications. There is a natural concern about the compatibility of the available fluids with the materials used in mass-produced products such as DC/DC converters.
There is a huge number of DC/DC converters available these days – some provide isolation while others are non-isolated. In this article we will take a look at what this means to designers when putting together power solutions.
With the rapidly advancing 5G cellular wireless networks, high efficiency, reliability and power density are performance characteristics that remain vital for RF Power Amplifier applications.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is bringing science fiction to reality, as we all talk to our intelligent assistants, and let computers handle decision-making. Behind the scenes, this is putting big demands on the capabilities of data centers, both in processing performance and electricity consumption – but how significant is this for power designers?
Here at Flex Power Modules we’re always keen to help our customers with pertinent advice and guidance. Today we tackle a topic that comes up frequently: the potential to connect our converters in parallel or series configurations.
There is a requirement for power systems to provide higher power outputs, while minimizing the physical space they take, as well as increasing their efficiency.
Power modules versus discrete DC/DC solutions - a comparison of power modules with discrete solutions showing all the advantages and some disadvantages.