The Six Fundamentals of Power Management
May 15, 2014

Power management is an essential part of electronic design, since there are important dependencies between the reliability and efficiency of the power…

Fairchild Launches Only High Voltage SPICE Models for the Entire Power Discrete Technology Platform
May 14, 2014

In the past, high voltage (HV) discrete device and product development consisted of a long, serial approach where technologies were developed in TCAD*…

Protecting Against Reverse Polarity Above 100 mA: Two Approaches Stand Out (Part 4 of 4 on Reverse Polarity Protection)
Mar 17, 2014

There are lots of ways to protect against the damaging effects of reverse polarity, but some are better than others. In a system operating with curren…

Reverse Polarity in <100 mA Systems: Your Best Bet for Protection (Part 3 of 4 on Reverse Polarity Protection)
Mar 13, 2014

Low-current systems — that is, systems that operate on currents under 100 mA or 200 mA — cover a wide range of applications, from security systems a…

Designing Your New Product is Difficult; Getting Samples Shouldn’t Be
Mar 11, 2014

Every day, designers are challenged to come up with solutions that make the user-experience better, save energy, take up less space and use fewer comp…

Reverse Polarity: What Causes It And What You Can Do About It (Part 2 of 4 on Reverse Polarity Protection)
Mar 5, 2014

Nobody wants their system to fail or, worse yet, burst into flames. But that’s what can happen if reverse polarity is allowed to do its damage.

Rev…