A longside resistors and inductors, capacitors are one of the fundamental electronic components. In fact, an argument could be made that they are more versatile than their other passive counterparts, essential to providing everything from energy storage and filtering to smoothing and RF tuning. About one trillion capacitors are produced every year, with around 80% of that … [Read more...] about Silicon Alternatives to the Ubiquitous MLCC
An insurmountable wall of acronyms glued together with complex organizational dynamics can present a complicated scenario for those wanting to become more involved with the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS). This wall can feel even more unsurmountable to those new to engaging with the IEEE, especially students, recent graduates, or diverse members. Industry members may … [Read more...] about Getting Involved With IEEE Power Electronics Society: Successful APEC Event for WIE, YP, and You!
The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) Energy Star Task Force (ESTF), comprised of engineers from major cellphone and consumer electronics manufacturers, test houses, and others, developed a proposed efficiency-test protocol for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), intended to rank Qi wireless power transmitters on the basis of power-transfer efficiency. Key to this … [Read more...] about Ranking Qi Wireless Power Transmitters by Efficiency
Prof. Kaushik Rajashekara, distinguished professor of engineering at the University of Houston (UH), Houston, TX, USA, and IEEE Life Fellow, has been awarded the prestigious Global Energy Prize for 2022 for his outstanding contributions to transportation electrification and energy efficiency technologies while reducing power generation emissions. He is one of three laureates … [Read more...] about Prof. Rajashekara Wins the 2022 Global Energy Prize
Nowadays, energy generation is on the path from centralized to distributed generation paradigm to improve the efficiency and resilience of power systems. One of the major developments in the energy sector was the introduction of dc microgrids that facilitate direct integration of energy sources, storage, and dc loads. Also, most consumer and industrial devices are naturally dc … [Read more...] about Full-Bridge Fault- Tolerant Isolated DC–DC Converters: Overview of Technologies and Application Challenges