Smart low-voltage distribution system (LVDS) is an essential component in realizing smart electricity grids. In countries like India and other energy-deprived regions of the world, researchers are looking for a holistic approach to integrate millions of small Renewable-powered homes in the LVDS and make the system smart. Restructuring the existing distribution system to form … [Read more...] about Microgrid Integration in Smart Low-Voltage Distribution Systems
It is a sad fact that our digital connected world is under constant attack from malicious parties. Most of the time those bad actors are trying to steal money through fraud or extortion (ransomware attacks). Some of those malicious actors though have a bigger goal of attacking or terrorizing a nation by disrupting or crippling critical infrastructure such as power generation, … [Read more...] about White Hot: Is Your Power Supply Hacker Proof?
This article discusses practical aspects of powering complex multilayer digital printed circuit boards (PCBs) from high-energy sources and tradeoffs that are required to make functional and reliable boards. What can be found between two layers of copper in a multi- layer PCB? Most engineers would say dielectric or isolation. Evidently not only that but, according to … [Read more...] about Practical Considerations for Design and Layout of High Power Digital PCBs: Reliably Powering Complex Multilayer Digital Printed Circuit Boards