Philip Lechner - Technical Specialist, Power at Avnet Abacus
Philip Lechner studied electronics and telecommunications in Amsterdam before beginning his career in electronic component sales. His career in electronics distribution has spanned 33 years, including 13 years as a field sales engineer covering power, semiconductors and IP&E, and 20 years in product management for power supplies and DC-DC converters for Avnet Abacus.
In today’s computing systems, power-hungry components include FPGAs, CPUs, ASICs, SoCs and now the new ACAP devices (Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform) which promise step performance improvements in demanding applications such as data centres, wired ...
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All the electronics in rolling stock is subject to challenging environmental conditions, from high temperatures in confined spaces to the heavy vibration felt by body- or axle-mounted systems. Power supplies are no exception, and must comply with rel
If the feedback circuitry in a secondary-side regulated flyback converter could somehow be integrated into the switcher IC while maintaining isolation, the circuit would use fewer components and be smaller, simpler and cheaper overall.
Keenly associated to the trend of greater computing power and complexity is a technology that is making a move into industrial from the communications field: that of advanced power system architectures.