Articles and blogs

Keep up to date with all the latest trends in the power and DC/DC converter industry by checking out our latest blogs, articles and stories.

August 09, 2023
Peak power ratings of our DC/DC converters

Modern computing systems, particularly in data centers, can have a high ratio of peak to continuous power draw. DC/DC converters providing power rails can match this with continuous and peak current ratings but must be monitored closely to avoid over temperature stress.

June 07, 2023
Thermal design tools for system integration of DC/DC converters

Board mounted DC/DC converters can now be rated in kW and even with high efficiency levels, they dissipate significant power. Cross coupling of heat from loads and other components in close proximity means that prediction of the DC/DC internal temperature rise is not simple.

May 23, 2023
White paper: Peak power load management in DC/DC converters

In modern computing systems, loads are often dynamically changing with high peak to average ratios. To reduce unnecessary costs and to save space, DC/DC converters can be specified with limited peak power ratings to cover these conditions. To avoid stress, DC/DCs must have secure over-temperature immunity.

April 21, 2023
AI - the need for higher power density with maximum efficiency

Artificial intelligence or AI as a process is placing extra loads on datacenters, both in computing throughput and in energy consumed. As a result, provision of power with maximum efficiency is a major consideration along with power density of the power conversion hardware

December 02, 2022
Maximizing power density in DC/DC for datacom & telecom

For telecom and datacom centers, power requirements are always growing. More and more processing performance is being squeezed into racks, and power supplies need to keep up. Read more about these challenges and how we solve them.

November 25, 2022
What’s driving the need for different input/output ratios of DC/DCs?

In power distribution systems, use of an intermediate bus is a way to achieve a best compromise between losses and practicality. The “ideal” bus voltage has varied over the years as conversion and semiconductor technology has advanced.

August 08, 2022
What's driving the need for halogen-free products?

There has been increasing concern about ‘halogens’ in electronics -continue to read the blog and find out more.

June 28, 2022
The power behind robotics

Powerful DC/DC solutions for robotic applications.

June 14, 2022
High profile gets you noticed and frees up board space

Mounting DC/DC power modules vertically rather than horizontally can free up board area in space-constrained applications without compromising performance. This blog looks at some options.

May 03, 2022
Powering gate drives efficiently

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.

April 25, 2022
Serendipitous solution for data center power with switched caps

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.

March 15, 2022
What’s driving the need for ‘black box’ technology in power converters?

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