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.
The article begins, "The importance of reliability can best be demonstrated using an anecdote I was told by a friend back in 2008. When working for a major IC firm from San Francisco, he had received a shipment of new and somewhat problematic desktop PCs. Within months these PCs had started to crash...The episode highlights that, while power supplies may not have the glamour, nor get the attention that processors and displays receive, they are just as vital to system operation."
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