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Custom Power SupplyWelcome to HOW2POWER.COM • This free power electronics portal is your first stop for information on all aspects of power conversion. It features the HOW2POWER Design Guide, an article search tool; the How2Power Today Newsletter; the Consultants Corner directory; the Power Electronics Bookstore; and the Power Around the Web directory of websites with free information on power electronics. Take a video tour of our website to see everything it has to offer.   David G. Morrison - Editor of   
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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 April issue of HOW2POWER TODAY:

» Power Supply Control With FPGAs: Model-Based Design With Matlab, Simulink And DSP Builder

» The Small-Signal Model Of An Active-Clamp Forward Converter (Part 3): Active-Clamp Forward Converter Transfer Function

»Technology Recycles Noise Currents To Reduce Power Drain Of Digital Circuits

» Focus On Magnetics:
Power Magnetics Update

» Power Events:
ISPSD 2014 Will Bring Together Authorities On Power Devices And ICs To Discuss Latest Developments In GaN, SiC And Silicon

» New Power Products

» Special Report:
Workshop Teaches System Approach To Design Of Brushless Motor Systems

» Other Top Power News

» From the Editor's Desk

From the Editors Desk (April Newsletter)

The hype that accompanied the introduction of the early digital power controller ICs and the debates over the merits of digital power control have faded as the technology has gained acceptance in the marketplace. But that does not mean there aren’t still issues to be settled in this area, particularly those concerning how best to apply digital power control. In his article, Peter Markowski argues that power supply designers should begin looking beyond microcontrollers, DSPs, and ASICs as their platforms for implementing digital control and consider the advantages of using programmable logic devices such as FPGAs. As Peter explains, advances in these devices and in their design tools have made FPGAs better suited to power converter designs and more friendly to designers. Some power supply engineers may be surprised to learn that new FPGA technology has essentially rewritten the tradeoffs in performance versus design time when comparing FPGAs with DSPs and ASICs in digital power applications. This issue also brings you the third and final installment in Christophe Basso’s series on the active-clamp forward converter in which Christophe presents the final steps in the derivation of the control-to-output transfer function. Meanwhile, Michael Hopkins describes a novel technology for reducing the power consumption of digital circuits. Additionally, this issue brings you an update on new magnetic components, a preview of the International Symposium on Power Semiconductor Devices and ICs, and more. Read more»


HOW2POWER’s Careers in Power Electronics section is intended to help power electronics (PE) engineers  and other EEs with experience or interest in power conversion to learn more about career opportunities in various industries.

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  • Articles discussing opportunities, technical requirements, and design challenges for power electronics engineers  and  related positions in different industries & application areas. Many of these articles contain lists of job openings  for PE engineers and related positions in the specific industries being discussed. Though these job listings may not be current, they often provide a barometer of ongoing hiring activity in a particular industry.
  • Articles discussing general business and technology trends  that may affect  hiring of power electronics  engineers and  related positions

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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.


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Troubleshooting Distributed Power Systems

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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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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In conjunction with the Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA), How2Power is pleased to offer valuable technical publications. The list includes reprints of classic texts and unique reference materials relating to power supply design and power magnetics design.


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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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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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