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Reference source for power applications, designers and system integrators

25 October 2000 Power Electronics / Power Management

Artesyn Technologies has posted the first four modules of a new power applications library onto its website (www.artesyn.com/html/technical_literature.html). The company plans to build this library into an indispensable source of reference data for design engineers and systems integrators over the coming months. Each module provides an in-depth analysis of a particular power-related topic and, although written expressly for a technical audience, makes no assumptions about knowledge of power conversion techniques. In fact, the main aim of the library is to allow designers to choose the optimum power conversion/distribution strategy for their particular system design, without having to waste valuable time researching the issues and narrowing their field of choice.

The first four modules cover the principles of power conversion, selecting a power supply for a systems application, selecting a power system architecture and power factor correction. Two more modules - describing the system implementation of power converters and how to verify the performance of power converters - are in the immediate pipeline. Subsequent topics will include thermal management, reliability, EMC performance, safety and mechanical issues.



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