Greetings TI E2E folks!
I invite you to join me on a trip as I ponder the past and contemplate the future of power and energy in the “Dave’s Powertrip” blog series kicked off on EDN Wednesday. I’ll share my thoughts and invite you to do likewise. Here is an excerpt from my first post – click on the link at the bottom to read the complete article.
Power to the people!
A memory shared from almost every childhood is the family trip. At some point along the journey, the younger members of the family would ask the aggravating question, “Are we there yet?” The wise (experienced) older child knew better than ask the question so the strategy was to get the younger child to ask. There always seemed to be more tolerance for questions from the young kids. Another consideration was not to ask the question too early into the trip as this would establish the patience threshold. The response could be anything from the number of miles we had left to the amount of time remaining. It could also be a warning not to ask the question again. This question set the tone for the rest of life’s journeys. It seems that every power or energy conference poses similar questions: Is digitally controlled power ready for prime time? Are GaN power devices ready to replace Si? Has solar power reached grid parity? When will energy storage be practical for the home?
Power management is made from many journeys..." Read more of Dave's Powertrip on EDN.
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