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C Ternary Operators and are they better

February 17, 2023 by Hamish Laird

Recently this was posted in a C for Embedded programming Linkedin group. Attention C programmers!Here’s a quick trick that can make your code more efficient and save you time. Did you know that you can use the ternary operator to simplify if-else statements? For example, instead of writing: if(x > 0){y = 1;}else{y = 0;} […]

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How Long will my Supercapacitor Last?

December 14, 2022 by Hamish Laird

The thorn in the side of the supercapacitor is its limited lifetime. Supercapacitors can do many things in the field of energy storage and have be touted as being the future batteries. However any supercapacitor if not lifetime-engineered properly can fail prematurely.  This leaves your company with potentially large warranty costs. What is lifetime? Supercapacitor […]

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Xilinx Training

November 14, 2022 by Hamish Laird

ELMG Digital Power is an AMD-Xilinx Partner. As part of this we keep up to date with Xilinx parts, tools and technology with training. Consequently ELMG can provide the best digital control solutions for digital power electronics. We started digital control of power electronics with Xilinx in 1997 so as a result ELMG Digital Power’s […]

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Softcore processing in FPGA

November 11, 2022 by Hamish Laird

Softcore processing in FPGA is a great option to get sequential processing in a RTL design. Adam Taylor ran a workshop on how to use Xilinx MicroBlaze in FPGAs. If you are interested in FPGA control for Power Electronics then a soft core is really useful. Adam is great at Xilinx FPGA and we’d recommend […]

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Energy Storage everywhere and a converter to connect it.

May 4, 2022 by Hamish Laird

Energy storage is everywhere or is being talked about everywhere. Adding an energy storage power electronic converter to the distribution or customer network allows Load leveling across the day Integration of local renewable sources such as solar and wind Deferment of transmission investment Reduction in CO2 emissions because peaking plants do not need to be […]

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