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HOW2POWER TODAY brings you in-depth reporting on the latest design techniques for power conversion, new components, and the employment outlook for power electronics engineers.


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In the Jan issue of HOW2POWER TODAY:

» Estimating Output Current Tolerance Of A Primary–Side-Regulated Constant-Current Flyback Converter (Part 1): The Analytical Model

» Online Simulation Validates Output Error Budget Analysis For Buck Converter

» The Engineer’s Guide To EMI In DC-DC Converters (Part 2): Noise Propagation And Filtering

» EMI For Wisdom Seekers (Part 3): Differential Mode Noise Versus Common Mode Noise

» Focus On Magnetics:
Transformer Design (Part 1): Maximizing Core Utilization

» Spotlight On Safety & Compliance:
A Power Supply Can’t Fix All EMC Woes, Yet Partnering With The Right Power Supply Experts Early Can

» In Memoriam: Myron Miller

and more…

From the Editors Desk (Jan Newsletter)

Determining the accuracy of the power supply output is an important aspect of power supply design. If done poorly, designers risk having products fail in production or building products that are overdesigned and add unnecessary cost. Having the right tools and techniques to assess output voltage or current accuracy is essential, and it’s particularly helpful when these aids target specific power supply topologies…  Read more»

SiC & GaN

This section brings you news of Silicon Carbide and Gallium Nitride developments along with related design information, supplier data, book reviews, and technology roadmaps.

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If you’re looking for a practical introduction to the field of motor drives, Ken Johnson’s extensive series explains the basics of all aspects of motor drive operation. This overview aims to fill in the gaps in other sources.

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"Current-Loop Control In Switching Converters," a seven-part article series by Dennis Feucht of Innovatia Laboratories, Cayo, Belize was published in the September 2011 through March 2012 issues of HOW2POWER TODAY.

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In this 8-part video series, Steve Sandler discusses essential concepts, relationships and test methods needed to identify and correct stability, noise and EMI issues in electronic components and systems.

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Graduate programs offering specialized training in power electronics provide new engineers with the educational foundation for working in a range of industries. They also conduct fundamental research paving the way for development of more advanced power semiconductors, power converters, and power systems. The articles in this section provide detailed overviews of power electronics programs around the world.

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Learn more about the wide array of resources available on other power electronics websites. Here you’ll find descriptions of relevant websites, organized into the following convenient categories: Blogs • Design Notes & Tools • Industry Organizations People • Jobs • Product Guides • Publications.

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A select list of design-oriented articles and videos discussing electromagnetic interference (EMI) and electromagnetic compliance (EMC) issues as related to power supply design.

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Read about techniques for designing magnetic components such as inductors and transformers for power electronics applications.

Read about new magnetic components and technologies.

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Where To Find Custom Power Magnetics For Your Application (A source list of magnetics vendors with details about what they offer.)


This section presents information to help designers find rad hard dc-dc converters and voltage regulators for space applications such as satellites and spacecraft. This section covers both fully functional dc-dc converter modules as well as power ICs. .

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Learn about the unique aspects of the “foremost IEEE conference in the field of electrical and electromechanical energy conversion” and why you’ll want to participate in the upcoming ECCE 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Visit this section»


How2Power presents reviews of textbooks on various topics relating to power electronics and power conversion.

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Read about the services and skills offered by consultants specializing in power electronics design. As you’ll discover from viewing their entries, these consultants have years of experience in power conversion across a wide range of power levels, applications, and technologies. If you’re a manufacturer who needs help with power system design, these consultants are poised to tackle your most difficult design challenges.

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In conjunction with the Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA), How2Power offers power supply design and power magnetics design technical publications.

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Coming in February

How2Power’s APEC 2018
Expo Preview

A look at the companies and products that will be featured in the Applied Power Electronics Conference’s exhibition, March 5-7 in San Antonio, Texas. For more information, contact the editor.


More Videos

Introduction to Non-Invasive Stability Measurement
In this video, Picotest’s Steve Sandler shows how to measure power supply control loop stability using the Bode 100 VNA via Output Impedance. This test does not break the loop and is more accurate than a Bode plot.
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HOW2POWER’s Events Calendar lists selected conferences, tradeshows, and workshops related directly or indirectly to power conversion. This listing includes a wide range of application or market-focused events where suppliers of power components or power supplies may be exhibiting, or where technical presentations related to power conversion may be presented.


Upcoming Events:

• 01/17/18 NEPCON Japan
• 01/17/18 A3 Business Forum
• 01/23/18 Distributech
• 01/29/18 Advanced Automotive & Industrial Battery Conference
• 01/30/18 DesignCon
• 01/30/18 SPIE
• 01/30/18 embedded world
• 01/30/18 IPPE
• 01/31/18 IESES
• 02/05/18 International LiDAR Mapping Forum
• 02/06/18 Microelectronics Reliability & Qualifications Work Meeting
• 02/06/18 MD&M West
• 02/06/18 ATX West
• 02/08/18 TPEC
• 02/08/18 ICPQP
• 02/08/18 Motor and Design
• 02/13/18 Advanced E-Motor Technology
• 02/20/18 Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technologies Symposium
• 02/20/18 ICIT
• 02/22/18 PECI
• 02/24/18 IPC APEX EXPO
• 02/26/18 Mobile World Congress
• 02/26/18 Pittcon
• 02/27/18 embedded world
• 02/27/18 Battery Expertisa Forum
• 02/28/18 International Rechargeable Battery Expo
• 03/03/18 IEEE Aerospace Conference
• 03/04/18 BiTS
• 03/04/18 APEC
• 03/05/18 IWCE

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