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Considerable efforts have been made to predict the operational lifetime of classical IGBT power modules over the last few decades. Most of these investigations were based on end-of-life active power cycling tests. The analysis identified two dominant failure modes: solder fatigue and Al wire bond failure. However, the lifetime models derived from these accelerated tests could not discriminate between these failure modes. Recently, more reliable interconnection technologies were developed, and both failure modes can now be studied independently.
Operators in many markets are transitioning to 3G and 4G technologies, whilst other operators have preferred to invest in maintaining and upgrading 2G networks for the foreseeable future. Understanding the strengths and weaknesses of each technology is paramount, amongst considerations of hardware and software to suit, in planning to scale from 2G to 3G to 4G LTE.
With the growth in use of renewable sources of power, the energy storage systems (ESS) market, particularly battery systems, is set to soar. ESS designers are selecting batteries to replace traditional mechanical means of energy storage such as hydro pumps.
The vertical resolution of an oscilloscope determines how accurately signals are displayed. Industries including consumer goods, medicines and R&D are increasingly demanding high vertical definition devices.
Flex and rigid-flex PCBs have a wide range of applications - from military weaponry and aerospace systems to mobile phones and digital cameras. Their use in medical equipment is constantly increasing due to their improved reliability.
Large-sized LCD displays have limitations – poor aspect ratio, high power consumption and low resolution. A technological breakthrough has enabled high quality visual resizing opening up new display opportunities.
A primary driving force behind the IoT and big data has been the collection and analysis of data concerning consumer behaviours in order to find out what people buy and why. This paper looks at the future of these trends.
This white paper explains the component parameters of IGBT modules, points out possible differences in how various parameters are determined to assist with comparison and helps users analyse the data.
With the migration of ethernet TCP/IP to IPv6, ethernet appears to be poised to become the dominant, and perhaps the only, networking technology. It's simple, manageable, has built-in security, and is clearly understood by a very large number of networking professionals both in industrial and commercial environments. The question remains, however, whether there will be a new bus or network structure in the future. Download this white paper and find out.
M2M has a relatively short history, having been around since 2000 when it became apparent that communication between machines carrying out similar functions would be a good idea. It has since broadened into communication between dissimilar devices, examples being medicine and mining. This eBook explains more about this technology.
This white paper encourages manufacturers to integrate sustainability into their corporate strategy to drive both profits and growth. It reviews the top environmental issues affecting the manufacturing sector and explains how taking action on sustainability can help mitigate persistent business challenges.
After years of being relatively static, the climate is now ripe for innovation in the area of electronics. Many businesses will be seeking their slice of this ‘new’ sector. Download this white paper to find out how smart metering is gearing up to be a truly transformative new technology.
This white paper features information on how Digital Prototyping enables manufacturers to achieve the full benefits of mechatronics product development.