White Papers/Resources

The ElectronicsOnline Resource Library contains white papers, eBooks, webcasts, videos and technical papers to help you manage and solve work related problems. Select from a variety of application and technology related subjects, supplied by market-leading vendors or written by our editorial team.

How to design more power chains in less time

Supplied by Vicor Corporation on 08 August, 2016

Power system engineers are increasingly under pressure to do more in less time. Introducing power components can make your power system design more efficient, and allows engineers to design more power chains in the same time.

Solar technology — tools, tips and tricks of the trade

Supplied by SCHURTER (S) PTE LTD on 02 August, 2016

Photovoltaic systems require specific knowledge and specialist products. Download this white paper to learn the tricks of the trade and discover expert solutions to:

How to safeguard your system from humidity and condensation

Supplied by Semikron Pty Ltd on 27 July, 2016

Humidity and condensation within your system can lead to power failures of catastrophic proportions. There are multiple strategies available, however, to ensure these instances are averted.

Advanced cooling for small form factor electronics

Supplied by Pentair Schroff on 08 July, 2016

As processors become more powerful, system power consumption increases along with the amount of heat produced. Sensitive electronics increasingly need improved cooling so as to ensure consistent operation.

The radical advances in robotic movement

Supplied by Mouser Electronics on 27 June, 2016

Robotics is a basically a simple feedback loop — instructions sent to an appendage, activating a motor, moving it into position. For system control to know when a position is reached, a network of sensors is critical. Recent advances in sensor technology now maximise the precision of this positioning.

Thermal management — the key to extending device lifetime

Supplied by Electrolube on 02 June, 2016

Electronic components often generate significant amounts of heat while in use. Failure to effectively dissipate this heat away from the device can lead to reliability concerns and reduce operational lifetimes.

How to cut your wireless and EMI/EMC compliance costs

Supplied by Vicom Australia Pty Ltd on 25 May, 2016

Failing verification or qualification of wireless technologies within a new product design increases developmental costs and delays the product release. Similarly, an EMI compliance test is expensive and also puts the product schedule at risk.

Make your power system 10 times lighter and smaller

Supplied by Vicor Corporation on 02 May, 2016

Selecting the right power architecture for your system is critical to significantly reduce its size and weight. Factorised Power Architecture (FPA) is an interesting approach that can result in power systems that are 8 to 10 times lighter and smaller than conventional solutions.

Extend your LED’s lifetime and boost efficiency

Supplied by Electrolube on 21 March, 2016

Specialised chemical products for LED application now enhance device quality and performance. LED systems can be protected from a variety of damaging conditions, such as corrosive environments, and show significant increases in efficiency and reductions in energy consumption.

How to maximise the battery life on your IoT device

Supplied by Vicom Australia Pty Ltd on 08 March, 2016

IoT device battery life can range from a couple of days to 30 years. To reduce energy consumption and optimise battery life you need to accurately determine the power consumption of each device component, as well as overall operation on a system level.

New multifunctional connectors with extreme safety requirements

Supplied by SCHURTER (S) PTE LTD on 02 February, 2016

This series of expert guidelines examines all facets of wireless communication and demonstrates the steps necessary to protect and strengthen your LMR system.

Build high-performance power systems quickly and easily

Supplied by Vicor Corporation on 01 February, 2016

A new line of AC-DC front-end components allows the Power Component Design Methodology to be used from AC to the point of load. This now enables engineers to construct efficient and adaptable power systems with a building blocks approach.

7 ways to shrink your power system

Supplied by Vicor Corporation on 08 October, 2015

A common challenge in the creation of an electronic power system is developing a power chain that takes up less space, allowing more room for other parts of the system. Engineers can use a combination of several techniques to achieve this outcome.

Investigation into isolated failure mechanisms

Supplied by Semikron on 04 August, 2015

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.

Planning a scalable long-term wireless strategy

Supplied by M2M Connectivity on 03 July, 2015

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.

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