The IEC 60601-1 medical standard has gone through many revisions over the past 40 years since its inception and keeping track of those changes is not always easy. In this blog post contributed by CUI and published on Power Systems Design, we take a look at the new IEC 4th edition standard, how it relates to power supplies, and how to be prepared for the coming transition.
In this article published by Electronic Products, Bruce Rose, CUI’s Applications Engineer, discusses some of the common pitfalls of leaving EMC emissions testing until the end of a project and how considering EMC emissions earlier in a design through pre-compliance testing can save engineers valuable time and money, while keeping their project on track.
Determining the type and size of a cooling fan needed for your design is not always easy. In this blog post published by Electronic Design, Jeff Smoot, CUI’s VP of Application Engineering and Motion Control, lists five simple steps to help aid the process of selecting the appropriate fan for your application.
In the May 2017 EDN Power Forward blog post, Mark Adams, CUI’s Senior VP, highlights the impending availability of 5G network technology, the resulting strain that 5G data will put on data center power infrastructure, and the Software Defined Power® solution being developed to solve those challenges.
Featured as the cover article in the January/February 2017 edition of Power Systems Design, CUI’s Senior VP, Mark Adams, discusses the rise of digital POL dc-dc converters over the years and some of the second-sourcing challenges that they provide. He then looks at how CUI and members of the AMP Group consortium are working to address those challenges in order to provide a true multi-source solution for design engineers.
In this article published by Electronic Design, Mark Adams, CUI’s Senior VP, looks at the rapidly accelerating demand for cloud computing and data usage in the age of IoT and how companies like CUI and VPS are combining software and hardware to lessen the strain being put on data center power capacity.
In a follow up to a previous article, CUI’s VP of Application Engineering and Motion Control, Jeff Smoot, takes a second look at MTBF (mean time between failures) and what it means for products composed of multiple components in this blog post published on EDN Europe.
In the October 2016 EDN Power Forward blog post, Jeff Schnabel, CUI’s VP of Global Marketing, outlines the constantly changing landscape surrounding the efficiency standards for external power supplies and what it means for OEMs.
In this article posted on Motion Control Tips, a Design World resource, Jeff Smoot, CUI’s VP of Application Engineering and Motion Control, takes a look at the three most common encoder technologies and explains how capacitive technology blends the necessary accuracy and ruggedness needed to perform under severe industrial conditions.
In the September 2016 edition of Bodo’s Power Systems, CUI’s Senior Vice President, Mark Adams, discusses power capacity challenges in datacenter infrastructures and how CUI’s partnership with Virtual Power Systems (VPS) is taking a hardware and software approach to solve those inefficiencies. Included with the article is a full-page front cover designed by CUI’s Marketing team.
This blog post originally published by Ismosys discusses the miniaturization of consumer electronics and the challenges this trend places on design engineers, including finding manufacturers of component-level solutions that match the design requirements of smaller applications.
In the May 2016 EDN Power Forward blog post, Mark Adams, CUI’s Senior VP recaps the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) 2016 held in Long Beach, CA. In the post Adams highlights the show’s continued focus on hardware development, but also notes the overall lack of software which he views as the next step in power supply design.
In this article published by EDN, Jeff Smoot, CUI’s VP of Application Engineering and Motion Control, discusses the common misconceptions that occur when talking about reliability and mean time between failures (MTBF) of various products and components.
In this article published by Electronic Design, Aaron Yarnell, CUI’s Field Applications Engineering Manager, looks beyond typical marketing specifications by delving into some of the key differences in point-of-load dc-dc converter performance and how they relate to your specific system design.
CUI Senior VP, Mark Adams, was interviewed for the January cover story of EEWeb’s Power Developer magazine.
In this article published by Electronics Weekly, CUI’s VP of Global Marketing, Jeff Schnabel, discusses the role Level VI efficiency standards will play in energy savings as the Internet of Things (IoT) boom continues to rise.
With the coming Level VI standards just around the corner, CUI’s VP of Global Marketing, Jeff Schnabel, provides a guide for OEM’s trying to navigate the more stringent regulations in an article posted on Power Electronic Tips an EE World resource.
In the December 2015 EDN Power Forward blog post, Mark Adams, Senior VP at CUI continues the discussion on the coming Level VI regulations and government’s role in energy efficiency savings.
In this article published by EDN, Mark Adams, CUI’s Senior VP, discusses the continued pressure that our data-centric lifestyles have put on our power infrastructure. The article further outlines the demand for power, the move to software-defined power and how this rapidly growing technology is put into practice.
In this article published by Electronic Products, Jeff Schnabel, CUI's VP of Global Marketing, outlines the new Level VI efficiency regulations set to go into effect in February 2016. The article also highlights the implications the new law will have on any OEMs designing products with external ac-dc adapters for the US market.
Editor Steve Taranovich of EDN sits down with AMP Group spokesman and CUI Senior VP, Mark Adams, to discuss the challenges in establishing digital power standards and how the AMP Group consortium and PMBus committee differ in promoting standardization.
In the May 2015 EDN Power Forward blog post, Mark Adams, Senior Vice President at CUI, discusses the impact that the coming DOE Level VI regulations have on power supply design and how CUI is leading the way on Level VI to keep its customers ahead of the new regulations.
In the e-Drive article “Intelligence Comes to the Commutation Encoder” CUI’s VP of Motion Control, Jeff Smoot, examines common encoder technologies and highlights why capacitive encoding is the superior choice.
In this podcast Mark Adams, CUI's Senior VP, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the latest digital power solutions from CUI's Novum® Advanced Power line at the 2015 Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC).
Lee Teschler of Design World discusses the upcoming Level VI regulations including quotes from CUI's Product Manager of External Adapters, Andrew Johnson.
Miles Budimir, Editorial Director for Design World, sits down with several leading encoder manufacturers, including CUI's VP of Motion Control, Jeff Smoot, to discuss the top encoder trends for 2015 in an article posted on Motion Control Tips, a Design World resource.
In the February 2015 edition of Bodo’s Power Systems, CUI’s Senior Vice President, Mark Adams, outlines the story behind CUI’s Novum Advanced Power line and how it has taken a different approach to unlocking the true potential of digital power in an industry dominated by larger firms. Included with the article is a full-page front cover featuring CUI which was designed by CUI’s Marketing team.
Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design spoke with Andrew Johnson, Product Manager of External Adapters at CUI, about the upcoming Level VI efficiency standards and the challenges of implementation.
In this article published by EE Times, Mark Adams, AMP Spokesman and CUI's Senior Vice President, discusses the rising demand for digital power, the need for more standards and how the Architects of Modern Power (AMP) consortium is working to solve those challenges.
In this article published by EDN, Editor, Steve Taranovich, discusses the upcoming Level VI efficiency standards and how CUI is working to implement the new standards across its power portfolio to keep its customers ahead of the continuously evolving global regulations.
CUI's VP of Motion Control, Jeff Smoot, discusses brushless dc motors and how capacitive commutation can speed up the time consuming assembly process. The article was published on Motion Control Tips, a Design World resource.
In this article published by EE Times, Editor, Rich Quinnell, discusses rotary encoders and how CUI's AMT encoders are bringing intelligence to the motion control market.
In the January 2015 EDN Power Forward blog post, CUI Senior Vice President, Mark Adams, discusses the significance of the Internet of Things (IoT) and its overall impact on energy efficiency and power consumption.
In this video the founding members of the Architects of Modern Power (AMP) consortium, CUI, Ericsson and Murata, talk with Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the new group and what it means for the power electronics marketplace.
Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design spoke with Mark Adams, Senior Vice President at CUI, about the formation of Architects of Modern Power and the impact this new consortium will have on the advanced power industry.
In this article published by Electronic Products, Mark Adams, Senior Vice President at CUI, discusses the evolution of digital power and how the newly formed AMP Group consortium plans to define the future of digital power ecosystems.
In the August 2014 EDN Power Forward blog post, Mark Adams, Senior Vice President at CUI, discusses the staggering rise in Internet traffic and how CUI is making it their mission to meet these challenges head on.
In this Electronic Design roundtable, Chance Dunlap, Senior Marketing and Applications Manager at Intersil ,Mark Adams, Senior Vice President at CUI, and Patrick Le Fèvre, Marketing and Communications Director at Ericsson Power Modules discuss the increasing challenges advanced ICs pose for power system architects.
In this article published by EDN, CUI’s Director of Engineering, Fariborz Musavi, discusses the growing challenges of powering today’s advanced processors and the need for innovative solutions to address rapidly-rising current requirements, dropping core voltages, and tighter voltage tolerances.
CUI's Power Applications Engineer, Arun Ananthampalayam, continues the "Back to Basics" series, published by EE Times, with an article focusing on reliability considerations in power supplies.
Over the past decade, the power industry has continually been driven by demands for cheaper power supplies. The notion that “power is a necessary evil” is still the underlying sentiment, even in a world that demands greater performance and efficiency from its devices. CUI’s Mark Adams discusses the need to shift the paradigm on power in the February issue of Bodo's Power Systems.
CUI Senior Vice President, Mark Adams, was interviewed for the January cover story of EEWeb’s Power Developer magazine.
In this article published by Power Electronics three power supply executives, including CUI’s Mark Adams, share their thoughts on how the power supply industry will advance in 2014.
The article “Smaller Chip Architectures Are Making Digital Power an Imperative” written by CUI’s Mark Adams and published by EE Times, discusses the role digital power is playing to help address some of the challenges caused by rising transistor density in chip architectures.
Power Systems Design Editorial Director, Alix Paultre, spoke with CUI Senior Vice President, Mark Adams, about the topic of digital power moving from a “nice-to-have” to a “have-to-have.”
This article written by CUI’s VP of Marketing Jeff Schnabel, and published in Electronic Products, explains what IEC 60601-1 3rd edition is and how it will affect the way power is implemented in a device.
In his latest EDN Power Forward post, CUI Senior Vice President Mark Adams reflects on the 2013 digital power supply market and addresses what’s ahead in 2014. The article begins, “‘Tis the season to be jolly.”
In the EE Times article "The 13-Step EMI Mitigation Program for Switching Power Supplies" CUI's VP of Marketing, Jeff Schnabel, examines 13 key steps that can help eliminate the issue of EMI.
CUI Senior Vice President, Mark Adams, spoke with Power Systems Design Editorial Director, Alix Paultre, about the cost savings and efficiency gains of switching to digital power from an analog based system.
The latest post from CUI's Power Forward blog discusses an "under the radar” movement in the semiconductor industry that is shifting digital power from recommended to required.
The next article in CUI’s “Back to Basics” series focuses on power factor correction. Published on EE Times’ website the article begins, “The advent of the switching power supply has made it possible...
CUI’s latest Power Forward blog post on EDN's website addresses the misconception that “digital power is expensive.” The article begins, ” Digital power is arguably one of the most important technology evolutions to emerge in recent years. It provides real-time, precisely optimized power conversion utilizing advanced algorithms, greater design flexibility, and the ability to use power saving features to cut overall consumption in the system."
The article “Back-to-Basics: On Power Factor and Why We Correct It” examines the topic of power factor by examining what it is and its implications, as well as discussing power factor correction.
CUI’s latest Power Forward blog post addresses the industry practice of “cherry picking” data figures for use in power supply advertising, and what some manufacturers are doing to change it.
Earlier this year the US followed the EU and Canada in moving to the 3rd edition of the IEC 60601-1 medical device standard. This change presents several challenges and adds layers of complexity for medical device designers. The article “Understanding the Impact of 60601 3rd Edition on Power Design” examines the changes and their effect on implementing power supplies in medical devices.
CUI's VP of Marketing, Jeff Schnabel, addresses the truth behind the peak efficiency figures that are used in the advertising of power supplies, and recommends that engineers consider the entire efficiency curve when evaluating performance.
CUI's latest Power Forward blog post addresses the question "What are the next growth areas for digital power?" In the article Mark Adams references the recently updated IHS digital power supply report and highlights an ongoing misconception within the industry.
CUI's Senior Vice President, Mark Adams, provides his opinion on how to achieve wide scale adoption of digital power.
The article "How to Access the Benefits of Digital Power in an Analog System" discusses the benefits of using a no-bus approach when designing a power system. It was written by CUI's Technical Marketing Manager, Bruce Rose, and published in the June 2013 issue of Electronic Products.
Alix Paultre, Editorial Director for Power Systems Design, spoke with Mark Adams, CUI’s Senior Vice President, on the topic of digital power management. The two discuss the current market adoption rate, the challenges customers face when adopting the technology, and what CUI is doing to address these issues.
In the Power Electronics article "Auto Compensation Enhances Power Supply Designs" Editor-in-Chief, Sam Davis, addresses the use of auto compensation in switching power supply design and highlights CUI's Novum® Advanced Power line.
CUI's Technical Marketing Manager, Bruce Rose, addresses the barriers to adoption of digital power in the article "Easing the Conversion to Digital Power". Published by PowerPulse, the article beings, "This is an increasingly digital world, but some functions stubbornly resist making the switch from the analog domain. In some cases analog may still be the best alternative, but for the majority of functions, a digital solution does exist, and offers many benefits, but has not yet achieved wide-scale adoption. And one example of this is digital power."
The article "Digital Made Simple" written by CUI Senior Vice President, Mark Adams, has been published by EE Times Europe. The article begins, "The switch from analog to digital power supplies brings significant benefits to a system in terms of efficiency and optimization through real-time monitoring, the problems the technology solves are felt by almost all OEMs, regardless of size, but its use has been limited to major OEMs with significant resources. CUI's Mark Adams looks at emerging industry trend for simplicity that will allow small and medium sized industrial SMEs to make the leap to digital and take advantage of this technology too."
In the Electronic Design Roundtable "The Future of Power Efficiency" Technology Editor Don Tuite asks, "Can we top 95% efficiency? Do we need to?" The discussion includes opinions from executives at N2Power, XP Power, and CUI's VP of Global Marketing, Jeff Schnabel.
The March 2013 issue of Bodo's Power Systems features an article by CUI's Technical Marketing Manager, Bruce Rose, titled "Easing the Conversion to Digital Power". The article begins "The benefits of digital power are well documented, with countless technical articles and analyst reports filling an array of engineering publications. The problems it solves are recognized by both large and small OEMs from the medical, industrial, automotive and almost every other market sector. But, there are barriers to the wide-scale acceptance of digital power and here we look at recent developments that will lead to its greater adoption."
In the Electronic Design Roundtable "Innovation in Digital Power Supplies" Technology Editor Don Tuite addresses the growing market for digital power supplies and questions what the future will look like. These topics are discussed amongst CUI's Senior Vice President, Mark Adams, and Ericsson Power Modules' Marketing and Communications Director, Patrick Le Fèvre.
The Jan/Feb 2013 issue of Power Electronics Europe features an article by CUI Technical Marketing Manager, Bruce Rose, titled “Compensation Methods in Voltage Regulators”.
CUI was honored in January when Electronic Products named the NSM2P "No-Bus" digital point-of-load series as a Product of the Year winner for 2012. In the February 2013 issue of Electronic Products, Senior Editor Paul O'Shea takes a deeper look at the development behind CUI's NSM2P modules.
CUI's VP of Global Marketing, Jeff Schnabel, contributed his opinion for an article in the December 2012/January 2013 issue of Components in Electronics (CIE) magazine. The article "Which Way Now?" features several electronics industry leaders and their expectations for the year ahead.
CUI's Vice President of Global Marketing, Jeff Schnabel, addresses the ever-changing regulations for external power supplies in a recent EEbeat post. The article explains past and current mandatory efficiency levels for external power supplies, and takes a look at what the future holds.
The article "Understanding Efficiency Standards for External Power Supplies" written by CUI's VP of Marketing, Jeff Schnabel, has been published on the Electronic Design website as part of their Engineering Essentials section. Topics covered in the article include a chronology of external power supply regulations, the current regulatory environment, exemptions, and what the future holds
CUI presents their line of medical open frame power supplies in this video produced by Design World. CUI’s Power Marketing Applications Engineer, Arun Ananthampalayam, introduces the VMS series that ranges from 20 W ~ 120+ W output power and has full medical approvals.
In the article "APEC 2012: Digital Power Goes Mainstream" EDN Editor, Suzanne Deffree, reports on several exhibitors' digital power displays. CUI is highlighted in the article along with Texas Instruments, Intersil/Zilker Labs, Analog Devices, and International Rectifier.
CUI Senior Vice President, Mark Adams, addresses the issues associated with interoperability in digital power systems in his guest editorial published in the February 2012 issue of Bodo's Power Systems.
CUI’s VP of Engineering, Jeff Smoot, was interview by ECN Editor-in-Chief, Alix Paultre, for the magazine’s Tinker’s Toolbox show.
CUI's VP of Global Marketing, Jeff Schnabel, was selected to participate in the ECN's August 2011 Roundtable discussion. Several industry executives addressed the question, "What does ‘green' mean to you?"
An article authored by CUI's Motion Control Product Manager, James Seiler, titled, "Capacitive Technology Finds Use in BLDC Motor-Commutation Controls" was featured in the January 13th edition of Machine Design magazine. The article features CUI's AMT303 commutation encoder and notes the evolution of capacitive sensing, how it is deployed in CUI's AMT encoder series, and the advantages it represents to designers.
CUI's AMT203 was featured in the recent Design World article, "Taking the Pulse of the Encoder World". The article covers the latest developments and technology in the encoder world. It appeared in the December issue of Design World and online.
Design News contributing editor, Al Presher, talked with CUI's Encoder Product Manager, James Seiler, about what makes CUI's AMT encoder line unique. They addressed the AMT303 commutation encoder and its benefits when compared to optical encoders.
CUI's VP of Sales Mark Adams addressed the future of digital power and it's similarities to the evolution of the FPGA market.
CUI's VP of Worldwide Sales, Mark Adams, participated in ECN's Roundtable discussion that addressed the question, "What needs to be done for digital power technology to become more accessible to the industry, especially for smaller companies?"
DN Technical Editor Margery Conner interviewed CUI's President Matt McKenzie for her PowerSource blog. The article touches on digital power management and the significant impact it will play for both large and small OEMs.
CUI's Novum digital dc-dc POL modules were featured the April issue of Bodo's Power Systems. The two page article titled "Simple Digital" covers the factors driving growth in digital power adoption, what ease of use means to the digital power market, and the unique benefits of using Novum modules.
CUI's President Matt McKenzie was interviewed for the March issue of Bodo's Power Systems about power supply technology. The article covers how CUI started, what power products the company sells, their core competencies, and what the future holds.
CUI Inc's MES6 incremental optical encoder was featured in an application story in the November Trend Watch Supplement of Design News. The article highlights why SenoRx choose the MES6 to control the motors on their EnCor® breast biopsy device.
Jon Titus, Contributing Editor for Design News, blogged about the AMT and what makes it different from other encoders on the market.
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