TI's battery experts have decades of experience. Our battery scientists bring cutting-edge solutions for new battery chemistries & technologies, from charging, gauging, monitoring, protection and more. This technical training was especially developed for design engineers working with power supply for battery-powered systems. Additional resources and design tools are provided for each training to complete your training experience.
In today’s computing environment, CPUs, FPGAs, ASICs and even peripherals are growing increasingly complex and, consequently, so do their power delivery requirements. To handle the higher demands, multiphase regulators are becoming increasingly common on motherboards in many areas of computing--from laptops and tablets to servers and Ethernet switches. Designing with these regulators is more challenging than using conventional switchers and linear regulators, but the benefits of multiphase outweigh the complexity for high-performance power applications.
Managing heat dissipation has always been a critical concern for any power supply designer, and this concern has only grown in importance as output current levels have increased while IC package sizes have gotten smaller. This page serves as your ultimate resource for all training materials and technical documentation related to keeping your switching regulator running cool.
There are numerous ways to address thermals. This library of training content is broken out by some of these key approaches to improving the thermal performance of your switching regulator.
Explore and review training videos from the Power Supply Design Seminar 2018. The seminar materials below provide rich, technical and practical information which combine new, advanced power supply concepts, basic design principles and “real-world” application examples. Select any topic and start learning today.
This training series will highlight what VREFs are, will discuss the values that VREFs bring to different systems, and will review the technical aspects and parameters to consider when designing with VREFs.
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:
The Phase Shifted Full Bridge (PSFB) has always been considered the best design for high power DC/DC conversion. However, a newer technology called Full Bridge LLC (FB-LLC) has recently been used and accepted for high power DC/DC conversion. In this 3 part series, we will go in-depth in discussing the pros and cons of both the PSFB and FB-LLC. We will then compare the basic problems between the PSFB and FB-LLC and give ideas on how to choose between the two given a certain application. Lastly, we will review some Reference Designs.
In this 3 part series, we will discuss PCB Layouts for Switched Mode Power Supplies. The purpose of these videos will be to give the designer some insight into the issues that need to be considered when laying out a PCB. Topics that will be discussed in these videos include schematic diagrams, parasitic components formed in a PCB layout, effects on EMI, and examples of real TI reference designs.
Watch this video to hear from Akio Nishida, Power Module expert from Murata and Tomomasa Emoto, GaN technology expert from Texas Instruments - on how GaN is enabling the future of power electronics.
Learn common design applications, as well as previous obstacles faced in GaN design that are now being addressed. To start your design, visit ti.com/GaN.
The Ethernet ecosystem is evolving with the introduction of the IEEE 802.3bt standard. Regardless if you’re an expert in PoE or just getting introduced to the technology, the below trainings provide a good starting point for understanding how TI’s portfolio of 802.3bt Powered Devices (PDs) and Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE) Controllers can be used in traditional and emerging Ethernet applications.
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