A Fast Track to Complex Power System Designs

This article discusses recent advancements in power system components and power conversion architectures it also introduces Vicor’s Power System Designer. Recent developments in power system components have enabled the designer to configure power supply systems of vastly greater performance than was possible only a short time ago. This has been driven in part by an … Read more

Modular RealTime Development Platform for Power Electronic Systems

This article discusses Modular FPGA Control Platforms and some insights into their algorithms. FPGAs provide impressive computing power, which is increasingly required in power electronic systems. A modular rapid prototyping system based on an FPGA with individual expansion cards is the basis for the implementation of a wide range of high-performance power electronic R&D projects. The … Read more

Chip-Embedded Technology Enables High Current Density Power

This article highlights TDK 3D design techniques that can help reduce parasitic losses, and improve thermal performance while also reducing the PCB footprint. DC-DC power modules in the past 10 years have evolved into new emerging, chip embedded technologies with newly enhanced thermal packaging techniques that allow for higher-density module designs in smaller form factors. … Read more

The Logic of Oscilloscopes

With mixed-signal oscilloscopes (MSOs) being everyone’s “Engineering” Swiss Army knife, why would anyone need an additional logic analyzer? MSOs with sampling rates in the GHz range and 8 or more digital lines are now available for well under $3,000 and some even under $1,000. For this reason, many in the electronic industry are announcing the … Read more

New This Week – February 3rd

In this episode of the “New This Week” video series, Mouser presents: The MuRata LXDC Series of DC to DC Converters, the TerasIC DE2i-150 FPGA Development Kit, and the Texas Instruments CC256x Bluetooth Controller. In this week episode of New This Week: MuRata LXDC Converters: This series of converters is designed for applications where saving space is critical. These … Read more

Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC Overview

The Zynq™-7000 family is based on the Xilinx All Programmable SoC architecture. These products integrate a feature-rich dual-core ARM® Cortex™-A9 based processing system (PS) and 28 nm Xilinx programmable logic (PL) in a single device. The ARM Cortex-A9 CPUs are the heart of the PS and also include on-chip memory, external memory interfaces, and a … Read more

Kintex-7 FPGA Connectivity Kit

The Kintex™-7 FPGA Connectivity Kit provides a comprehensive, high-performancedevelopment and demonstration platform using the Kintex-7 FPGA family forhigh-bandwidth and high-performance applications in multiple market segments. The kitenables designing with DDR3, I/O expansion through FMC, and common serialstandards, such as PCI Express® and 10GBASE-R through the FMC interface. Kintex-7 FPGA Connectivity Kit Copyright Statement: The content … Read more

Floating Point Design with Vivado HLS

This application note describes how the Vivado High-Level Synthesis (HLS) tool transforms a C/C++ design specification into a Register Transfer Level (RTL) implementation for designs that require floating-point calculations. While the basics of performing HLS on floating-point designs are reasonably straightforward, there are some more subtle aspects that merit detailed explanation. This application note presents … Read more

Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC DC and AC Switching Characteristics

The Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoCs are available in -3, -2, and -1 speed grades, with -3 having the highest performance. Zynq-7000 device DC and AC characteristics are specified in commercial, extended, and industrial temperature ranges. Except the operating temperature range or unless otherwise noted, all the DC and AC electrical parameters are the same for … Read more