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    This is a regular article series written by Lee Goldberg targeting power-related topics, technologies, and products.
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    Open-Source EV Charging, Solid-State Circuit Protection

    June 26, 2024
    Could a Linux-based open-source platform for EV charging stations help accelerate deployment while helping cure the industry's pesky interoperability problems?
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    This Week in PowerBites: Big Power Innovation Comes in Tiny Packages

    May 17, 2024
    This week's PowerBites looks at advances occurring in less-obvious regions of the power sector, plus surprising news about the quiet boom occurring in grid-scale energy storage...
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    A Tale of Two Schottkys and Two Rare-Earth-Free Motors

    April 23, 2024
    PowerBites offers insights on two new rare-earth-free electric-motor architectures, the latest power components, and news that California's grid is now spending significant periods...
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    PowerBites: Silicon Still Matters, Hybrid-Electric Aircraft and More

    March 22, 2024
    This edition of PowerBites brings you new developments in hybrid-electric aircraft and a V2G standard, MOSFET moves, silicon and SiC advances, plus more.
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    Auto Power Innovation and Motor Recycling Plus New EV Sales Report

    Feb. 22, 2024
    A bumper crop of automotive power components, an innovative approach to electric motor recycling, and some surprising news about EV sales await you in this issue of PowerBites...

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    This Week in PowerBites: A Simple Fix to Extend Li-Ion Lifetime Plus SiC, GaN Advances

    Jan. 24, 2024
    Have SiC power devices (finally) become just as simple to use as their silicon counterparts? Could nickel-rich cathodes provide a cost-effective boost to Li-ion battery life and...
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    2023 PowerBest Awards: Power Applications

    Jan. 19, 2024
    Electronic Design's Lee Goldberg attempts to chronicle a year of remarkable advances in power technology with an overstuffed baker's dozen of 2023's most notable products in three...
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    2023 PowerBest Awards: Power Conversion and Management

    Jan. 18, 2024
    Electronic Design's Lee Goldberg attempts to chronicle a year of remarkable advances in power technology with an overstuffed baker's dozen of 2023's most notable products in three...
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    2023 PowerBest Awards: Power Devices

    Jan. 17, 2024
    Electronic Design's Lee Goldberg attempts to chronicle a year of remarkable advances in power technology with an overstuffed baker's dozen of 2023's most notable products in three...
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    This Week in PowerBites: SiC MOSFETs/Modules Plus Hybrid-Electric Aircraft’s First Test Flight

    Dec. 20, 2023
    Will hybrid-electric aircraft give airlines a practical low-carbon alternative to today's turboprops? Will the United Kingdom's £541 million gamble to gain domestic EV battery...
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    This Week in PowerBites: Silicon Caps, Smart Nomograms, and H2 from Seawater

    Nov. 16, 2023
    Can GaN really support 1250-V applications? Could hydrolysis of seawater become a practical source of hydrogen? And what the heck is a nomogram? Check out this edition of PowerBites...
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    This Week in PowerBites: Unique CAD Tools, USB-C Advances, and Inverters for Greener Grids

    Oct. 20, 2023
    Will grid-forming inverters be the game changer for sustainable power grids? What's new in USB-C? Can you really design a high-efficiency, printed BLDC motor/controller system...
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    This Week in PowerBites: Smart IGBTs, Doubling Down on Grid-Scale Storage

    Sept. 18, 2023
    Are IGBTs still relevant? Two new IGBT families prove that this mature technology still has room for innovation. And what's going on with America's "moonshot" program to create...
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    This Week in PowerBites: Dueling Mini-MOSFETs, Power-Friendly Spice Tools

    Aug. 16, 2023
    Will rising EV demand trigger a global copper shortage? Can mixed-signal Spice accelerate power product development and still tame those pesky sand worms? Tune in to this month...
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    A Surfeit of SiC for Electric Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

    July 14, 2023
    STMicro teams with Airbus to advance electric aviation, two wireless power leaders combine forces, plus a look at some of the latest power products.
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    This Week in PowerBites: Easier GaN Design, DoE Invites Students to Hack EVs

    June 15, 2023
    In this issue of PowerBites, we look at two developments that make designing with GaN easier, near-production-ready single-chip ac direct dc power-delivery tech, and why the DoE...
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    This Week in PowerBites: SiC Smorgasbord, EV Batteries’ Second Life, Even Faster e-Racers

    May 17, 2023
    If Formula E electric racecars are nearly silent, and don't emit heady exhaust fumes, can they be as exciting as their fossil-fueled F1 counterparts? Can EV batteries really enjoy...
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    This Week in PowerBites: Timely Tech Tutorials and Really (Really) Smart Active Filters

    April 18, 2023
    This week's lineup includes tutorials on magnetics design and soft-switch power conversion, a highly versatile BMS, and rugged-self-healing dc link capacitors. And don't miss ...
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    This Week in PowerBites: Potent Power Products, U.S. GWh Battery Factory Eyes 2025

    March 16, 2023
    This week's PowerBites includes a plethora of high-octane power products, plus news of a U.S.-based factory scheduled to begin making advanced Li-ion cells at gigawatt-scale by...
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    This Week in PowerBites: Dueling Diodes, High-Side Hijinks, and Aviation Innovation

    Feb. 16, 2023
    This week's edition of PowerBites includes new products for nearly application space, our first sneak preview of APEC, and a surprise from one our favorite motor innovators.
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    This Week in PowerBites: SiC, Wireless-Power Advances Plus a Dendrite-Resistant Battery

    Jan. 25, 2023
    New SiC devices enable more efficient converters, wireless chargers, and solar farms, while solid-state batteries move closer toward commercial reality.
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    The 2022 PowerBest Awards: Battery & Storage Technologies

    Jan. 18, 2023
    Electronic Design’s 2022 PowerBest Awards celebrate last year's most significant innovations in power conversion, power storage, and power device technology.
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    The 2022 PowerBest Awards: Power Conversion & Regulation

    Jan. 13, 2023
    Electronic Design’s 2022 PowerBest Awards celebrate last year's most significant innovations in power conversion, power storage, and power device technology.
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    This Week in PowerBites: Automotive Advances, Geek Gifts, and Free Tutorials

    Dec. 22, 2022
    PowerBites' holiday stocking is full of surprises. Share your thoughts on EVs with your fellow readers and check out Electronic Design’s pick for the best geek gift of 2023!
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    This Week in PowerBites: Cooler Power ICs, Safer Li-Ions, and the Electric Airliners They Will Fly In

    Nov. 22, 2022
    PowerBites' coverage of the world's first electric airliner emphasizes the growing demand for advanced power semiconductors and flight-worthy battery technologies. But don't worry...
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    This Week in PowerBites: Batteries on a Lithium Diet, Evolving EVs

    Oct. 4, 2022
    PowerBites invites you to explore the trends and challenges of ongoing electric-vehicle technology, speculate on sulfur storage batteries, and witness the wonders of Weigand power...
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    This Week in PowerBites: Sharpen Your Skills, Protect Your Circuits—and Solar Canals

    Sept. 15, 2022
    The PowerBites “Back to School” edition features three "powerful" online seminars, innovations in power ICs, and circuit protection. Plus, how California plans to fight drought...
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    This Week in PowerBites: A Summer Harvest of Innovative Power Products

    Aug. 23, 2022
    A production-ready reference design for a smart embedded motor controller, a robust SiC MOSFET, an advanced USB-C PD controller, and a new development that may usher in a dark...
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    This Week in PowerBites: Solid-State Caps and Solar-Energy Fuses

    July 19, 2022
    Who says passive components are boring? PowerBites' bi-weekly sampling of the power sector's hottest innovations includes several surprises. And we top it off with a bit of hopeful...
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    This Week in PowerBites: Battling BLDCs and a Profusion of Power Tools

    July 6, 2022
    This edition of PowerBites includes a pair of innovative BLDC controllers, a great article on meeting the challenges of wireless power, and a follow-up story about a promising...
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    This Week in PowerBites: The Hidden Beauty of Electronics

    June 15, 2022
    In this week's PowerBites, we bring you a sampling of the latest power-related innovations, look at the upcoming African Energy Forum’s Youth Energy Summit, and explore the mysterious...
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    This Week in PowerBites: USB PD Simplified, Protective "Electric Reefs"

    June 2, 2022
    This week's PowerBites includes two innovations that simplify designing USB PD devices, top products from the recent PCIM conference, and how solar power is being used to build...
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    What's All this PowerBites Stuff, Anyhow?*

    May 23, 2022
    How do you cover a technical revolution singlehandedly, especially one that's rapidly changing the world? ED's Lee Goldberg did it by creating PowerBites, a quirky blog that brings...
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    This Week in PowerBites: SiC on Parade, Energy Storage with Salt Battery?

    May 17, 2022
    This edition of PowerBites looks at innovative research into a salt-based battery that could “freeze” excess power for a long duration, as well as multiple SiC-based advances ...
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    This Week in PowerBites: Two Innovative Batteries Near Production, Student EV Hackfest

    May 3, 2022
    We look at two credible alternatives to Li-ion batteries and a pair of innovative motor controllers. And what are 15 teams of engineering students going to do when they compete...
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    This Week in PowerBites: Rescue Drones, Good Climate Change News

    April 18, 2022
    Drones assist Japanese first responders and a new family of single-chip power devices promises the benefits of GaN with MOSFET-like drive characteristics. Plus don’t miss the ...
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    This Week in PowerBites: A Sneak Peek at APEC and Cheap Chips in Space

    March 21, 2022
    Beyond the latest power products, this week's PowerBites brings you news about a conference on sustainability, a free electronics-oriented enrichment program for STEM educators...
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    This Week in PowerBites: Clever Current Sensors and a Bruising Battlebot

    Feb. 17, 2022
    This issue of PowerBites focuses on recent developments in current sensors and buck converters. And just for fun, we take a quick look at a powerful Battlebot and the first Nigerian...
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    This Week in PowerBites: Spotlight on Optocouplers

    Feb. 4, 2022
    The optocoupler continues to evolve to meet increasingly stringent requirements emerging from power-conversion apps, where safety is a top design driver. This week's PowerBites...
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    This Week in PowerBites: GaN Galore, a Novel Power Topology, and an APEC Invite

    Jan. 20, 2022
    Looking for innovative reference designs? We've got three in this issue. Going to APEC? ED's Power Management editor, Lee Goldberg, will be there, too—and he's inviting you to...
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    Electronic Design's 2021 PowerBest Awards

    Jan. 5, 2022
    This year's PowerBest selections recognize electronic power products that help engineers create winning designs and celebrate the people who helped make them possible, despite...
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    This Week in PowerBites: Solar-Panel Breakthrough and Lots of BMS

    Dec. 6, 2021
    Power solutions for USB-C and battery-management systems dominate this issue of PowerBites, but there's also a new thin-film process that could make solar panels lighter and more...
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    This Week in PowerBites: Hydrogen vs. Batteries, SiC-Mania, and eTrucks

    Nov. 16, 2021
    Semi makers are doubling down on SiC, e-trucks continue to gain momentum, and better batteries loom on the horizon, but will low-pressure hydrogen storage make them obsolete?
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    This Week in PowerBites: 1,800-Mile Trip on a Solar-Electric RV

    Nov. 2, 2021
    Move over Winnebago! A group of Dutch engineering students just traveled 1,800 miles in a cozy solar-electric camper—could this be the future of RVs? Plus, new dc-dcs for fuel...
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    This Week in PowerBites: PoE on Steroids, Students Hack EVs

    Oct. 15, 2021
    This edition of PowerBites spotlights electric-vehicle newsmakers such as a bias-supply module that can help extend driving range and a new EcoCAR competition. Also highlighted...
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    This Week in PowerBites: Advanced SiC Makes Design Quick

    Sept. 23, 2021
    PowerBites "held the presses" to bring you two technologies that make SiC power devices easier to work with, and two others that simplify driving BLDCs and high-power wireless...
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    This Week in PowerBites: Smart Motor Controllers, Smarter Oceans (?!)

    Sept. 2, 2021
    Will wave-powered marine sensors and submersibles usher in the age of "smart oceans?" Can students design eVTOLs for the disabled? This edition of PowerBites answers those questions...
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    This Week in PowerBites: 1 Tutorial, 2 Conferences, and Lots of LEDs

    Aug. 9, 2021
    This issue's products focus mostly on LEDs and EVs, but don't miss previews of two must-attend power design conferences as well as a deep-dive tutorial on dc supply stability....
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    This Week in PowerBites: Reimagined Regulators, Clever Controllers

    July 7, 2021
    This issue of PowerBites includes a call for papers to the PowerUP virtual power conference, several novel converters that offer more buck for fewer bucks, and an improved totem...
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    This Week in PowerBites: Current-Sensing Pro Tip Tutorial, Li-Ion Evolution

    June 16, 2021
    Current-sensing technology has evolved, and so will your design skills, thanks to TI's latest tutorial. Li-ion batteries are evolving, too, and you can get a glimpse of where ...
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    This Week in PowerBites: Electricity is in the Air

    June 1, 2021
    Electricity is in the air as this edition of PowerBites brings you two wireless power technologies and a sneak peek at the world's first electric airplane race.
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    This Week in PowerBites: Motors with Printed Stators, USAF Approves eVTOL

    May 13, 2021
    While charting a course through the WBG wilderness, can developments in trains, ePlanes, and…air conditioners…help save the planet?
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    This Week in PowerBites: AI Power Conversion, NASA's Electric X-Plane

    April 28, 2021
    On tap in this edition of PowerBites is an inverter that leverages AI for high efficiency, new high-current-density inductors, sulfur-resistant thick-film resistor arrays, and...
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    This Week in PowerBites: Formula E Returns, Semis Declare War on EMI

    April 15, 2021
    In this edition, power advances cover everything from Form C reed relays, to a novel power/functional-safety ADAS camera solution, to a voltage regulator that achieves the fastest...
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    This Week in PowerBites: High-Power Passives, and an Electric Backhoe?

    March 23, 2021
    A SiC semiconductor selection tool, new 35- to 350-W power supplies, glow-wire-compliant relays, and a fully electric backhoe are some of the wide-ranging highlights in this edition...
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    This Week in PowerBites: The Automotive Edition

    March 16, 2021
    Half-bridge modules, power FETs, MHEV motor drivers, and “electric underdogs” are some of the latest power-related automotive newsmakers covered in this special edition of PowerBites...
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    This Week in PowerBites: FOC without Tears, Easier Energy Harvesting

    March 3, 2021
    This latest edition of PowerBites reports on a new energy-harvesting module, precision measurement ICs, and motor drivers with FOC motion control, among other developments making...
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    This Week in PowerBites: Batteries Get Smart and Fuses Get Even Smarter

    Feb. 16, 2021
    This week’s installment of PowerBites offers up a range of new developments, from an ASIL-D DAQ system to a resettable eFuse to Hybrid IGBTs to GaN power ICs, plus more.
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    This Week in PowerBites: APEC to Go Live, Virtual E-Racing Seminars

    Feb. 2, 2021
    This edition of PowerBites delves into designing tougher power systems, student e-racers preparing for a post-pandemic competition, and APEC’s return from cyberspace this year...
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    This Week in PowerBites: Smart Factory Actuator—and eVTOL!

    Jan. 15, 2021
    In this round-up of the latest news in power tech, highlights include a GaN solution integrating two asymmetric transistors, versatile programmable PMICs, a wireless BMS for ASIL...
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    This Week in PowerBites: Vanquishing Battery Vampires, Tough FETs

    Dec. 22, 2020
    PowerBites wraps up 2020 with another array of power-related newsmakers, from the ever-evolving world of SiC developments, to cooler GaN half-bridges, to an automotive BMU that...
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    This Week in PowerBites: Silicon-Slaying SiC, Taming Your GaN FETs

    Dec. 10, 2020
    In this week's PowerBites, we're making your job easier with a tutorial on using GaN FETs in automotive apps, drop-in SiC upgrades for Si-MOSFETs, and reference designs galore...
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    This Week in PowerBites: Silicon Vacuum Tubes, Electric Motorcycles

    Nov. 20, 2020
    In this edition of PowerBites, developments range from silicon vacuum tubes and rapid prototyping kits to Li-ion-battery-pack-targeted MOSFETs and an eye-popping electric motorcycle...
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    This Week in PowerBites: 1700-V SiC, Smart Passives Become Realities

    Nov. 6, 2020
    Does the recent flood of new SiC devices signal its entry into the mainstream market? Will smart passives change power design practices? What's a real physicist's take on nuclear...
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    This Week in PowerBites: Radioactive Diamond Batteries?

    Oct. 22, 2020
    Are zinc-based battery chemistries finally displacing lead-acid storage? Will radioactive diamonds power your next smartphone? In this edition of PowerBites, we'll share the answers...
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    This Week in PowerBites: Are QJTs Real?, Smart LED Drivers

    Oct. 5, 2020
    Can LED drivers be too smart? Can QJTs become reality? A dc-dc converter that extends battery lifetime by 50%? Find out the answers to these questions in the latest edition of...
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    This Week in PowerBites: PSpice Prescience, GaN/Si Audio Smackdown!

    Sept. 23, 2020
    Can you design stuff on your smartphone? Does GaN really sound better than silicon? Does he who controls the PSpice really control the universe?
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    This Week in PowerBites: Defining Power Density, Smart LED Drivers

    Sept. 2, 2020
    What's the best way to define power density? Is 48 V the new standard for personal e-mobility? Paper or pixels? The answers to these and other weighty questions can be found in...
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    This Week in PowerBites: Eco-Certified Supplies, QR Charger Reference

    Aug. 19, 2020
    Can the next tier of eco-design requirements be met without going broke? Can upgrades in power-module design help EV makers improve efficiency, reliability, and cost all at once...
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    This Week in PowerBites: Lordstown’s Electric Pickup

    Aug. 3, 2020
    Will GaN conquer consumer audio? Will electric pickups conquer the truck market? Can a designer ever have enough isolation? The answers to these and other electrifying questions...
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    This Week in PowerBites: USB-C Charging, New EV Devices

    July 16, 2020
    Taking USB-C to the next level…making smart meters smarter…moving EVs to 800 V—these and other developments can be found in this new installment of PowerBites.
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    This Week in PowerBites: EV Drivetrain MOSFETs, Hybrid Aircraft

    July 1, 2020
    Is SiC ready to conquer the EV market? Will Hawaiian shirts be required at IEEE's virtual IEDM event? Will hybrid-electric aircraft shorten the road to fossil-free aviation? Find...
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    This Week in PowerBites: Happier Robots, Surge Busters

    June 18, 2020
    What the heck are quantum-tunnel transistors? And what's the best way to power our robot overlords? Find the answers to these, and other pressing questions, in this week's edition...
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    This Week in PowerBites: High-Power PCB Design Secrets, GaN Audio

    June 3, 2020
    This week’s round-up spotlights a GaN audio evaluation kit, low on-resistance power FETs, how to uncover the secrets behind PCB design, smart MOSFET gate drivers, and more.
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    This Week in PowerBites: Powering the IoT, Tech for Humanity

    May 14, 2020
    Two solutions give extra life to coin-cell-powered IoT devices, a new controller makes synchronous rectification practical, and a conference looks beyond the COVID pandemic at...
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    This Week in PowerBites: 48 V and Electric Motorcycles

    April 30, 2020
    Are decentralized 48-V systems the future of automotive power? And what's that weird yellow thing with the big battery lurking in the back of ED editor Lee Goldberg's garage?
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    This Week in PowerBites: Racing Quadcopters

    April 15, 2020
    Electronic Design serves up the latest products, news, rumors, and innuendo making waves in the power-design community.
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    This Week in PowerBites: APEC in Cyberspace

    April 3, 2020
    Electronic Design serves up the latest products, news, rumors, and innuendo making waves in the power-design community.
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    This Week in PowerBites: DC-DC Converters

    March 18, 2020
    Electronic Design serves up the latest products, news, rumors, and innuendo making waves in the power-design community.
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    This Week in PowerBites: APEC 2020

    March 3, 2020
    Electronic Design serves up the latest products, news, rumors, and innuendo making waves in the power-design community.
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    This Week in PowerBites: Grand Opening

    Feb. 20, 2020
    Electronic Design serves up the latest products, news, rumors, and innuendo making waves in the power-design community.