Electronic Design

How2Power Speeds Search For Power-Supply Designers

How2Power.com is a new search tool for electrical engineers who want a quick and easy way to find resources, such as application notes and articles, to assist with their power-supply designs. The Web site’s Design Guide search offers a broad span of information pertaining to power electronics topics at various levels of expertise.

The How2Power Design Guide’s easy-to-follow, menu-driven searches can be customized to the specific issue, according to the company. For example, engineers can research power design information in various areas, such as specific applications, power-supply functions, design disciplines, power converter topologies, component types, or environmental stipulations. Energy efficiency, power factor correction, and LED lighting are but a few of the more common subjects that appear under the Web site’s popular topics search.

Article summaries, videos, and presentations found on magazine Web sites and from component vendors, consultants, and other sources appear in the search results for How2Power.com. The article summaries include an overview of the material, links to the sources themselves, and a section called “what you’ll learn” from that particular source. This section enables engineers to quickly determine if a source has information useful to their search. The How2Power staff maintains the database, which now holds hundreds of sources, and updates it regularly. Power Around the Web, another feature on the How2Power site, offers links to power electronics information sites. The company plans to release a How2Power newsletter in September containing information about power electronics careers, in-depth product coverage, and new design articles.

How2Power.com is currently sponsored by Vicor Corp., International Rectifier Corp., and Cirrus Logic Inc.



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