Archive for May, 2018

In-house course digital power electronics

May 30, 2018 by Hamish Laird

We recently ran our digital control course in-house for a power electronics company. Great group of guys and this is what they said. “Everybody enjoyed the course, and it’s given us a lot of food for thought!” Why choose in-house course digital power electronics training? Keep know-how in-house. Minimal disruption to your team. Everyone gets […]

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Equivalent bits – a question from LinkedIn Group

May 23, 2018 by Hamish Laird

“I was looking through ELMG’s tutorial “Three Key Issues to Watch out for in the Digital Control of Power Electronics” ( and am having some trouble understanding the relationship between frequency, register size, and equivalent bits. An example given in the “2. Timer Precision” section of the document reads: ‘Consider the case where the timer […]

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Inductor Go Round – Redux

May 9, 2018 by Hamish Laird

ELMG Redux from 2010 This post was originally published in 2010.  It is republished here because it looks like people are still doing the inductor-go-round. So what is the inductor-go-round?  It is like a merry-go-round (carousel) except with inductors.  It can cost companies (or their startup backers) lots of time and money.  And usually when you are […]

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