This series provides an overview of the various buck regulator architectures, including:
- Multi-Phase Buck Regulators
- Hysteretic Buck Regulators
- COT Buck Regulators
- Current/Emulated Current Mode Buck Regulators
- Voltage Mode Buck Regulators
This five-part series provides an overview of DC-DC converters.
This 7-part series discusses tips and best practices for selecting the appropriate components for your switching power supply.
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.
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.
Why should you understand power management?
As switching converters have evolved, they have taken on a host of new features to operate more efficiently and quietly. To some, however, all these new features listed on the front page of the datasheet may seem foreign. This training series dives into those features to explain the true benefits of each and help you decide which are necessary for your power supply design. Specifically covered in this series are the buck converter topics of:
DC/DC Power Modules are best known for being compact, highly-integrated power supply design options. This training series examines some of the lesser-known advantages of TI power modules:
- How do Power Modules simplify power supply design?
- Inductor withstand voltage
- High temperature storage testing
Battery life cycle is a key for high-cell-count battery pack-based end-equipment. Low quiescent current (Iq) consumption of DC-DC converters is a major feature that helps achieve longer battery life cycles. TI’s latest buck converters boast low Iq consumption as they maintain high efficiency in the active mode (heavy loads) as well as extend battery life during standby modes. This training will cover an overview of battery powered industrial applications and the specific power consumption requirements for these end equipments.
Control theory is often thought to be difficult to understand and theoretical approaches usually have lots of Mathematics and talk about Loop Gain, complex frequency, H(s), G(s) and so on.
For noise-critical portable applications, such as GPS receivers, connectivity, and sensing, power supply designers always had to choose between longer battery run time (from higher efficiency) or higher signal chain performance (from the increased sensor sensitivity possible with a quieter power supply). For line-powered industrial or communications equipment applications, designers have been forced to dissipate significant amounts of power in LDOs to achieve the desired noise performance. Achieving both low noise and high efficiency was impossible.
This sections covers tips for selecting the appropriate capacitors for your switching power supply.
This sections covers tips for selecting the appropriate inductors for your switching power supply.
This training series will teach you the following:
- How to use WEBENCH Power Architect
- What are the FPGA Power Requirements? Learn ways to power FPGAs using Simple Switcher(R) Power Modules