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Transient Voltage Surge Protection for Electronics

Back in the days of vacuum tube electronics, transient voltage spikes weren’t much of an issue. The continuing process of large-scale integration (LSI) of microchips is another story altogether. Microchip manufacturing has advanced in light speed and now we have very large scale integration (VLSI) of microchips. There was a time not too many years […]

Three Perils to Facilities – Lightning, EMP, and Solar Storms

NASA warns – History will repeat itself. “Electrical surges due to a solar storm shocked telegraph operators in 1859; today, they could wreak havoc on power grids and electronics.” Science Magazine   There are three natural threats to our power systems and electronic systems so vital to our way of life. Starting from the […]