How2Power.com Speeds the Search for Power Supply Design Information
Unique search tool helps engineers address specific power conversion and power management challenges in a host
of applications by locating pre-screened articles, videos, and presentations from a range of trusted sources.
Smithtown, NY (PRWEB)
July 16, 2009 --
A new website,
offers electrical engineers a faster way to address power supply design challenges in their applications. The
site's unique How2Power Design Guide search tool enables engineers to find information on a wide range of power
electronics topics and at different levels of expertise.
"While the Web contains many sources of information on power electronics, finding the sources you need to address
specific design issues can be a challenge, " comments David Morrison, editor of How2Power.com. "Whether you're
using generic search engines like Google or going directly to sites with power-related content, you're usually
forced to rely on keyword searches, which can return pages of hit-or-miss results. Even on sites with extensive
power content, the design information typically isn't organized in ways that help you to find it easily."
In contrast, the How2Power Design Guide offers easy-to-follow, menu-driven searches that enable
to quickly tailor their searches to the task at hand. Users can look for power design information as
it relates to specific application areas, or narrow their searches by focusing on particular power supply
functions, design disciplines, power converter topologies, component types, or environmental requirements. In
addition, a popular topics search locates frequently sought-after design information on subjects such as energy
efficiency, power factor correction, and LED lighting.
Search results include summaries of articles, videos, and presentations from the websites of magazines, component
vendors, consultants, and other reputable sources. Each summary provides an overview of what's covered in a
particular source, including a description of "what you'll learn" from that source. The "what you'll learn"
information gives users a quick sense of whether a given source will help them solve a particular design problem.
The summaries include links to the source materials wherever they reside.
Search results are derived from
a database created and maintained by the staff of How2Power. The database currently contains entries for hundreds
of sources, and new content is being added to the database on a continual basis.
In addition to the How2Power Design Guide, the new website offers
Power Around the Web,
which provides links to numerous sites with power electronics information. And coming in
will offer new design articles, in-depth product coverage, and information about jobs in
How2Power.com is sponsored by Vicor Corporation, International Rectifier Corp., and
Cirrus Logic, Inc.
About the editor
David G. Morrison
is a veteran technical writer and editor. Prior to founding How2Power.com, Morrison served
as Editor-in-Chief of Power Electronics Technology magazine, where he reported and commented on technical
developments in power electronics while working with industry experts to develop in-depth design articles. He has
also served as a technical editor at Electronic Design and Electronic Products magazines. Before entering
publishing, Morrison worked as an electrical engineer at audio and RF electronics companies. Morrison holds a BSEE
from the University of Rochester. About the sponsors
Vicor Corporation designs,
develops, manufactures and markets modular power components and complete power systems based upon a portfolio of
patented technologies. Headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts, Vicor sells its products primarily to the
electronic data processing, industrial control, military electronics and telecommunications markets. For more
International Rectifier's analog and
mixed-signal ICs, advanced circuit devices, integrated power systems and components enable high-performance
computing and reduce energy waste from motors, the world's single-largest consumer of electricity. Leading
manufacturers of computers, energy-efficient appliances, lighting, automobiles, satellites, aircraft and defense
systems rely on IR's power management benchmarks to power their next-generation products. For more information,
see www. irf.com.
Cirrus Logic develops high-precision, analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for a broad range of
innovative customers. Building on its diverse analog and signal-processing patent portfolio, Cirrus Logic delivers
highly optimized products for a variety of audio and energy-related applications. The company operates from
headquarters in Austin, Texas, with offices in Tucson, Ariz., Europe, Japan and Asia. For more information, see
David G. Morrison