Not All Regulators Are Created Equal

Explore several subtle nuances to significantly improve power supply performance. Examples include: the hidden advantages of synchronous regulators, a module that features the best attributes of a switcher AND an LDO, and tips to reduce system noise by manipulating output capacitor combinations.

1. Not All Regulators Are Created Equal

Sometimes the advantages of using one regulator type versus another are quite obvious... and sometimes not so much. This training series touches on some of those obvious advantages, but is focused on going much deeper and pointing out some of the benefits of certain regulator types that many designers never considered.

Examples include:

  • The hidden benefits of synchronous regulators
  • A module that features the best attributes of a switcher AND an LDO
  • Tips for reducing system noise through manipulation of output capacitor combinations
# Title Duration
1.1 Comparing Synchronous and Non-Synchronous DC/DC Converters
A comparison between synchronous and non-synchronous step-down DC/DC converters, in terms of efficiency, size, EMI, thermals, and more.
1.2 LDO or Switcher?...That is the Question
Historically, designers have defaulted to LDOs for specific power conversions. This training shows why the Nano Module switching power supply may be an...
1.3 Mixed-Type Output Capacitors & Noise Mitigation
An examination of mixed-type output capacitor usage and its impact on output ripple
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