In a growing market of robotic applications where many direct drive systems are used, there are unique considerations when selecting a power supply.
Robots require stable, compact, power efficient and regulated power supplies for their effective operation. Often operating 24/7 and expected to yield continuously perfect, precise results, the power source driving a robot is an essential factor that will not only affect the robotics process and output but impact the complete system.
This white paper outlines the requirements for an effective power solution and makes the case for what criteria to consider when choosing a power supply for robotics applications.
With 5G network deployments, some of the most radical changes from earlier generation wireless systems will affect the Radio Access Network or RAN layer. The proliferation of small cells presents new opportunities and challenges to carriers, operators, and network equipment providers.
This white paper addresses the challenges designers face in ensuring that 5G RAN infrastructure is efficiently and effectively powered, with a focus on the capabilities of DC-DC modules.
The paper includes detailed technical discussions of system architectures and design tradeoffs, the most relevant DC-DC module features, and considerations for the various parts of the 5G antenna.
Studies of indoor farming production show that the
cost of energy is frequently second only to the cost of labor.
Controlling and reducing the cost of energy over time is
therefore critical to the current and future competitiveness of
produce grown in Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA)
At Advanced Energy (AE), we create advanced architectures
for powering LED-based horticulture lighting solutions that
lower the total cost of energy for indoor farming applications.
The rapid growth in the use of LED lighting for horticulture and floriculture has been a driver in the power supply industry.
Lighting makers and growers are not typically specialists in power management, so experts at Artesyn have created this white paper to provide the information needed to define a power strategy that could have a significant impact on capital and operating expenses for greenhouses, and indoor and vertical farmers.
Because modern medical equipment heavily leverages advances in the computing and electronics fields, it is increasingly critical to select the right power supply to meet functional and regulatory requirements. This paper discusses the unique design requirements for medical power supplies, and how to select the right medical power supply for your application and product.
Modern medical equipment requires advanced power conversion technology to meet functional and regulatory requirements. Selecting the right power supply is critical to the success of the end-product. It must meet the electrical, AC leakage, mechanical, and medical safety requirements such as IEC 60601-1.
Advances in switching power supplies for medical equipment have yielded greater energy efficiency, higher power density, and smaller-footprint standard products. This allows an OEM medical product designer greater flexibility and component selection options, which can optimize end-product performance and shorten time-to-market.
There is growing demand for fanless power supplies that can provide high usable power at elevated temperatures with some environmental protection. The common approach of enclosing a standard open frame unit forces OEMs in to making compromises in their designs. By rethinking this challenge and considering the requirements from the start of a power supply design project, it is possible to create cost-optimized power solutions for a wide range of external and internal applications.
Learn how an improved decision flow can help power systems designers reduce materials and development costs and save design time while developing products better aligned with customers' requirements.
Associated Product Lines: Configurable Power Supplies
Users of AC-DC and DC-DC power supplies are no longer tied to the selection of either a standard power sup- ply or a full custom project. Power system designers can now benefit from flexibility and the ability to customize electrical parameters by using configurable and programmable power supplies as well as fast and low-cost modifications of the electrical and mechanical properties of standard power supplies.
This white paper explains how, through either route, power system designers can approach closer to their ideal power supply specification than is possible with a standard fixed power supply, while avoiding the long lead times, and minimizing the development costs, associated with a full custom solution.
Power Supply Solutions: Rapid Modification & Value-Added Power Solutions
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