Monday, February 14, 2011

Comfort Zone

A lot of people do not operate well when they are out of their comfort zone. The same is true for companies. An organization that has been designing and building analog based power conversion equipment may be forced out of their comfort zone when a customer needs visibility into the equipment via CAN or some other digital protocol. By switching to an all digital control scheme, this form of inflexibility can be overcome. However, the very concept of switching from analog to digital control may be daunting. A similar, even more basic, disconnect occurs when a primarily mechanical company takes on electronic control.

At GBOX LLC we have been straddling the fence between power electronics and embedded control for 30 years. We understand the trade offs and what can be done. More importantly, we know what can't be done.

In the coming weeks, we will be rolling out a unified concept for bringing intelligence to power conversion. Stay tuned as we tackle some new but tough applications.