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This Month’s Featured Articles


Overview – Our more crowded, more urban world: an opportunity for technology OEMs

Our world is changing fast: populations are growing, and more of these increasing populations are living in cities. Mobility is cheaper and easier than it has ever been. All of this means that people are moving more, and faster, and the world is becoming more crowded. Whether in airports, train stations, stadiums, shopping centres or […]


Panasonic – Aluminium electrolytic capacitors provide more capacitance in smaller can size

Panasonic Automotive and Industrial Systems’ miniature FKS series of aluminium electrolytic capacitors can be used by electronics designers to both save space and increase system reliability. The FKS series capacitors offer a dramatic increase in the ratio of capacitance to volume compared to earlier products. The newer devices provide as much as three times more […]


Nexperia – How to use a board-mounted MOSFET to switch a current as high as 200A

Today’s MOSFETs have such low on-resistance that they stay cool even when handling very high currents. In many cases a heat sink is not required, since the copper of the PCB will dissipate the relatively small amount of heat generated by the MOSFET. This ability to surface-mount power devices has made new packages such as […]


Microsemi – Lowest-cost mid-range density FPGA kit features PolarFire FPGA

Future Electronics has lowered the barriers for designers to access the lowest-power, cost-optimised mid-range density PolarFireTM FPGA family with the introduction of the Avalanche Development Kit, a feature-rich, low-cost development kit which enables designers to quickly implement prototype systems based on the mid-range PolarFireTM family of FPGAs from Microsemi. The Avalanche board features a Microsemi […]