Power Electronics Summary and Future Developments

Arduino FTDI Board

Much of the historical discussion in previous posts have described the special semiconductors used for power conversion circuits. The special energy processing applications addressed by power electronics have also been described. Not long ago, the devices were in many ways the limiting factor in converter design. The fast pace of change in devices has brought about entire new families of […]

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Power Electronics in Practice

Power Electronics Sign

The field of power electronics is relatively new as a distinct¬†discipline, even though the applications and fundamental methods of a long history. As a special electrical engineering practice, it dates from about the time the SCR was introduced. The term was coined about 1970 to describe the subject as a cohesive discipline. Engineers active in power electronics are typically involved […]

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Power Supplies and DC-DC Conversion

DC Power Supply

Power supply circuits for radios, portable communications, television sets, and son on, are a commonplace although often neglected element of electrical equipment. This application dominates the power electronics industry in many ways, because of the huge quantities involved. Some typical supplies intended as components of larger systems are illustrated below. The earliest power supplies for vacuum tube electronics were rectifiers, […]

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