Future Electronics – Flyback Transformer Design: Practical Guidance on Minimizing Losses

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By: David Woodcock, BSc, MEng, MBA, System Design Center Manager, Future Electronics There are many possible topologies for a Switch-Mode Power Supply (SMPS), but the most popular for circuits supplying a load less than 150W is the flyback converter. Some estimates go so far as to suggest that up to 75% of offline power supplies […]

Future Electronics – Learn How You Can Leverage Future Electronics’ System Design Center

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                    System Design Center 1 Concept Define • Create • Develop 2 Design Engineer • Refine • Document 3 Prototype Prove • Iterate • Learn 4 Manufacture Tool • Debug • Support  

Future Electronics – Silicon Carbide: Time for the Adventurous Designer to Take Advantage of the Latest Standard Products

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By: Erich Niklas, Power Specialist FAE, Future Electronics The performance advantages of Silicon Carbide (SiC), a wide bandgap material, are well known to designers of high-voltage power systems. The drawbacks of the products and the supply chain that supported them, however, have in the past appeared sufficiently serious to dissuade some designers from taking the […]

Future Electronics – Learn How You Can Leverage Future Electronics’ System Design Center

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                    System Design Center 1 Concept Define • Create • Develop 2 Design Engineer • Refine • Document 3 Prototype Prove • Iterate • Learn 4 Manufacture Tool • Debug • Support

Future Electronics – How to Successfully Connect IoT Devices to the Cloud: NB-IoT and LoRaWAN Technologies Compared

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For the past few years, Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) applications have relied on 2G and 3G cellular telephone networks for wide-area connectivity. Consumer demand for high speed broadband coverage on the smartphone has led network providers to supplement these older protocols with the new high-bandwidth 4G, also called LTE, technology. While LTE […]

Future Electronics/Microsemi – RISC-V Creative Board for Only $99.95USD

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                                                          Introducing Future Electronic’s latest Creative Board with RISC-V Core The Future Electronics Creative Board with the Igloo2 FPGA now brings Risc-V to another level! A 32 bit RISC-V […]

Future Electronics – Primer to Cryptography and Embedded Security

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By: Cheong Wei Chua, System Program Manager, Future Electronics Hacking, cloning, and counterfeiting are risks which many electronic manufacturers need to contend with. Some manufacturers have implemented mechanical systems or labels to protect their products, but these trivial mechanisms do not deter counterfeiters if the rewards are large. Hence, suppliers of crypto solutions offer embedded […]

Future Electronics – Chargers for Portable Devices: Is There Hope for Standardization?

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Without a widely accepted and robust standard, the huge growth in the number of portable devices has led to a correlating rise in the number of mains power adapters. Without a standard this trait has also become an issue of public policy, with millions of obsolete power supplies sent for disposal in landfill sites globally […]

Future Electronics – Graphics Display-Based Human-Machine Interfaces: the New Capabilities of the Latest MCUs

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By: Justin Palmer, Vertical Segment Director, Embedded and Healthcare, Future Electronics The evidence from consumer research, analyst reports, OEM customer feedback and the forecasts from semiconductor manufacturers all points in the same direction: few embedded designers will be immune over the next five years from pressure to dramatically enhance the capabilities, mode of operation and […]