This section will compare the schematics and components chosen for the 3 solutions used in this comparis
Were you unable to attend Tech Day but want to view the featured content? Did you attend and want to revisit a particular session? This series contains many of the sessions from the signal chain track. In addition, this series features recordings of select TI demos from the exhibitors hall.
This section will cover the selection of the series capacitor for the TPS54A20
In complicated power designs, metal-oxide semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) selection has a tendency to be somewhat of an afterthought. While it’s just a three-pin device, appearances can be deceiving and trying to select the correct MOSFET or “FET” can be a task more complicated than you might think. In this 7-part blog series, we analyze a variety of typical FET applications, from power supply to motor control, and address the various concerns and trade-offs that dictate the FET selection process.
This section presents the buck-boost dc-dc converter as an effective and efficient solution for the wide vin automotive battery rail. The advantages compared to pre-boost and two stage solutions are presented. Also contains an overview of buck-boost converter and controller offerings convering various current and power levels.
Riding Out Automotive Transients : Architecting Front End Power Conversion Stage for Automotive Off-Battery Loads
With rapidly expanding electronic content in latest generation of cars, there is an ever increasing need for power conversion from the car battery rail. The 12-V battery rail is subject to a variety of transients. This presents a unique challenge in terms of the power architecture for off-battery systems. This presentation introduces the different types of transients that occur in automotive battery rails, the causes of those transients, and the standards and specifications defining the test conditions for those transients.
RGB LED drivers are becoming more popular choices for applications like audio and voice recognition systems, or Human-Machine Interfaces where LED color and patterns are critical elements of the user-interface. Each of the first five videos quickly explains critical concepts to RGB LEDs, while the last video discusses a unique RGB LED functionality from TI that enables the LED driver to operate autonomously from your MCU.
This section presents the different methods of protecting the electronic loads connected to the automotive battery rail in the event of accidental reverse battery connection. The methods covered include:
- Schottky diode
- PFET + discretes
- Smart diode + NFET
Why should you understand power management?
For many engineers, layout for EMI mitigation is a black art. It may seem like the slightest adjustment could be the difference between passing or failing CISPR standards. Because of this, some power designers may shy away from using devices with switching elements as a guaranteed way to avoid the headache of reducing emissions. But this may be trading one problem for another, as switching devices generally have better efficiency and thermal performance.
Efficiently addressing EMI starts at the device selection stage. On-silicon technologies like spread spectrum or unique packaging approaches like HotRod™ QFN can help reduce EMI before we even begin the discussion of component layout and filtering.
How many times have you said, “I would like to prototype an idea with TI silicon but I can not get software resources" or “I don’t know how to prototype/program.”
This training shows you how to get started prototyping on TI solutions with minimal or no programming, including the following tasks:
See how things have changed for PSEs with the migration from .at to the new .bt standard. If you’re ready to start evaluating whether our power sourcing equipment (PSE) controller is the right solution for your application, watch the below trainings to learn how to quickly configure or work with non-standard PD types.
Electromagnetic interference (EMI) is an essential part of every power-supply design, but too often gets relegated to the end of the design flow, at which point its resolution can be time-consuming, costly and inefficient. This seven part video series will help dispel fears about EMI, and show how to find and fix the issues.
Certain end-equipment, like communications, server, industrial, and personal electronics have design challenges solved by the DC/DC converter’s control-mode. This session will compare and contrast 3 different devices using 3 different control modes under the same design criteria to see how each control mode solves particular size, efficiency, external component, ripple and transient response design challenges.