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.

Power your microprocessor directly from 48 V

Supplied by Vicor Corporation on 05 April, 2017

This novel solution enables high voltage low current to be distributed throughout a system, minimising distribution losses, while providing low voltage high current direct from the 48 V input in the most efficient manner possible.

Which is better to protect your PCB — coating or resin?

Supplied by Electrolube on 08 March, 2017

The design of the PCB, the housing and the anticipated end-use environment all play a major factor in the decision whether to use a coating or a resin.

A breakthrough in AC front end power factor correction

Supplied by Vicor Corporation on 27 February, 2017

Power Factor Corrected AC rectification has been addressed in a variety of ways over the past three decades. The wide variation of worldwide AC line voltages, however, has imposed significant design trade-offs.

How to determine the TCO of your embedded system

Supplied by Renesas Electronics Singapore Pte Ltd on 14 February, 2017

Traditional TCO metrics for embedded systems are now worthless. For an accurate idea of lifetime costs it is now essential to factor in the fast-changing IoT landscape.

Hard switching solution for moderate to high switching environments

Supplied by Vicor Corporation on 20 January, 2017

New compact solutions for device packaging, silicon integration and MOSFET technology work well with over a narrow voltage range. Efficiency and throughput power tends to drop off dramatically, however, over a moderate to high input range.

Will self-driving cars guarantee your safety?

Supplied by Mouser Electronics on 20 January, 2017

Smart cars continue to expand autonomous driving tasks that assist or even outright outperform humans. However, the question remains: Are system architects ensuring that there is an appropriate allocation of responsibility, visibility, and capability for emergency handling between driver and electronic control systems?

How 3D printing will change automotive design

Supplied by Mouser Electronics on 21 December, 2016

As humans, we love things to be personalised. We go to great lengths to show off our sense of style, good taste and purchasing power. With the advent of 3D printing, we could soon have the power to personalise our cars.

How power averaging cuts your power system costs

Supplied by Vicor Corporation on 14 November, 2016

Specifying your power system to meet its peak requirement of a pulsed load is expensive, and results in unnecessarily large and heavy power supplies. The technique of power averaging allows power systems to be sized based on average power requirement.

Key design tips for high-performance environmental monitoring

Supplied by Mouser Electronics on 20 September, 2016

Equipment and sensors built for environmental monitoring contend with a myriad of challenges; the lack of reliable power, inhospitable ambient conditions and poor communication channels to name but a few. However, there are key design considerations when building an apparatus to cater for these unforgiving conditions.

How stepper motors have enabled modern electronics

Supplied by Mouser Electronics on 06 September, 2016

Stepper motors provide the small, low-cost and precise motion needed for countless small to medium appliances that surround us.

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.

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