WEBENCHÂ® Visualizer is a powerful comparison and selection
tool that enables engineers to rapidly select an optimal power system design
from a large array of possibilities. It creates a graphical snapshot of options
across multiple criteria, such as efficiency, footprint and system bill of materials (BOM) cost. Drawing from 25
different switching power supply architectures and 21,000 components, engineers
can navigate through billions of power supply design alternatives in seconds.
Design criteria can be modified and the real-time effects observed, allowing
engineers to select the best DC-DC power supply based on their unique needs. The tool supports a variety of power supply topologies such
as buck, boost, buck-boost, SEPIC and flyback. WEBENCH Visualizer gives design
engineers all of the tools to produce the best possible design in the shortest
time. Instead of a hard coded parametric
table, this tool dynamically calculates key power supply parameters for 70 or
more designs scenarios based on the user's inputs. The results are presented in a
three-dimensional graph which makes it easy for the designer to drive to the
desired solution, shaving days off of the power supply design time compared to
doing calculations for designs one at a time.
Researchers at the University of Maryland have achieved a first in lithium-ion battery science: the development of a successful lithium-based battery using one material for all three core components of a battery -- anode, cathode, and electrolyte.
The online Bar Steel Fatigue Database for automotive design engineers has been updated for the fifth time and now contains 134 iterations, or grade/process combinations. It provides better predictability for designing parts with long-term reliability and durability.
FPGAs use programmable fabric to create custom logic, but this flexibility comes at a cost -- usually around 10 times more silicon real estate and 10 times the power dissipation. Can we really claim any FPGA is low power?
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