PSDcast - Protecting Transformers From Solar Storms


In this episode of the PSDCast, we’re talking to Doble Engineering about space weather — more specifically, protecting transformers from geomagnetically-induced currents triggered by solar storms ...  Doble

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PSDcast - The Industry’s First GaN Power ICs


In this episode of the PSDcast, we chat with industry luminary Gene Sheridan, whose company, Navitas,

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PSDcast - Cree Discusses LED Street Lighting


In this PSDcast, Erik Milz, with Cree, discusses some of the common myths and misconceptions surrounding LED street lighting. We also delve into some of the chief benefits of solid state lighting for motorists ... Read

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PSDcast - Robert A. McKeel on Industrial Automation


In this PSDcast, Robert A. McKee, President and CEO Automation & Controls GE Energy Connections, dicsusses the advances in industrial automation and Internet of Things (IoT) . . . Read

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PSDcast - Anthony Kongats on supercapacitor advancements and applications


In this PSDcast, Anthony Kongats, CAP-XX’s CEO discusses supercapacitor advancements and applications. As supercapacitors shrink, applications grow. CAP-XX’s technology is now 600 microns, pushing down to 400 or 200 microns. Almost as thin as paper, prismatic supercapacitors as small as 45

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PSDcast - On control portion of power systems


Les Crowder of Adesto discusses why control portion of power systems often requires a CPU that needs boot Flash to operate.  Adesto provides Serial Non-volatile Memory ICs that are optimized for modern applications.  These systems typically need to manipulate small data packets (20 to

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PSDcast - Freeman Ford of FAFCO on hybrid power in the Smart Grid


PSDcast - Freeman Ford, Founder and CEO of FAFCO, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about hybrid power in the Smart Grid, and how many many innovators working to address some of the pressing needs in solar technology for driving more cost effective energy output for users. FAFCO

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PSDcast - Mauro Boldi of ETSI on 5G energy efficiency


In this PSDcast, Mauro Boldi, Vice-chairman, Eco Environmental Product Standards Group, Environmental Engineering Technical Committee, ETSI, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the importance of energy efficiency in next-generation wireless systems. 5G will increase the density

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PSDcast - Robert Rozario of Dialog Semi on automotive systems


In this PSDcast, Robert Rozario of Dialog Semiconductor talks to Alix Paultre about the challenges facing designers of automotive systems. Today the car represents a confluence of multiple streams, from the Internet of Things to Smart Grid to autonomous systems. The company recently formed a partnership

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PSDcast - Gridtential CEO Chris Beekuis on next-gen lead-acid batteries


In this PSDcast Gridtential CEO Chris Beekuis talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about next-generation lead-acid battery technology and what the company is doing to add value to the space. Gridtential has a proprietary advanced lead-acid battery that replaces the metal grid in current

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