STMicroelectronics L6563 Power Factor Corrector (PFC) controller delivers high efficiency to pre-regulators in high-end AC-DC adapters and chargers for laptops, game consoles, desktop PCs, servers and switched-mode power supplies. Capable of handling more than 250W, the L6563 features brown-out and feedback disconnection protection. It also provides input voltage feed-forward, tracking-boost operation, inductor saturation detection and leading edge blanking, as well as direct interface to the cascaded DC-DC converter's PWM controller. To learn more, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/4917-528.
In many engineering workplaces, there’s a generational conflict between recent engineering graduates and older, more experienced engineers. However, a recent study published in the psychology journal Cognition suggests that both may have something to learn from another group: 4 year olds.
Conventional wisdom holds that MIT, Cal Tech, and Stanford are three of the country’s best undergraduate engineering schools. Unfortunately, when conventional wisdom visits the topic of best engineering schools, it too often leaves out some of the most distinguished programs that don’t happen to offer PhD-level degrees.
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