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 five-part series provides an overview of linear regulators.
This 7-part series discusses tips and best practices for selecting the appropriate components for your switching power supply.
Power electronics impacts our lives in so many ways - from new power circuits that extend battery life to voltage regulators that help manage and distribute energy more efficiently from the grid to the consumer. This four-part Power 101 fundamentals course covers several topics that a design engineer needs to understand when it comes to power management design.
This video series covers:
- Automotive Transient standards and TI solutions
- Purpose and goals of standards
- Questions to ask in product development
- How to find right TI solutions and support
- How to identify opportunities and to provide alternative solutions
There are quite a bit of system considerations to design a wearable display. We designed this training based on the questions that product development managers, product marketing managers, and systems engineers are asking themselves about this attractive application.
In this training series you will learn more about the TPS23861 PSE controller in combination with the MSP430 reference code for power port management.
EMI (electromagnetic interference) mitigation is a critical step in the design process in most electronic systems, and especially so in the automotive world. In many cases, automotive OEM emissions requirements are even more stringent than both national and international standards bodies like the FCC. Unfortunately, by their nature, switching regulators are sources of EMI; but, in order to keep power supply designs small and efficient, switchers are a critical component. So how can you reap the benefits of a switching regulator while still meeting challenging EMI requirements?
We live in a world where design engineers are on a seemingly constant pursuit for higher efficiency. Everyone wants to do more with less power. Higher system efficiency is a team effort that includes (but is not limited to) better-performing gate drivers, controllers and new wide-bandgap technologies. In this multi-part video series, we will focus on the gate drivers and how choosing the right driver can help your whole system design. You will learn about important gate driver specs, why they’re important, and how they can influence the systems around them.
Learn about opportunities for low voltage motors in major appliances, small appliances and power tools. Understand power stage architectures, topologies and control methods for low voltage brushed DC, stepper and brushless DC motors as well as the system design aspects, challenges and solutions.
We are all well aware that the demand for Electric Vehicles (EV) is increasing rapidly. This eight-part training session begins with a description of a typical EV system in part 1. Part 2 is a brief description of how both Lead Acid and Lithium Ion batteries are charged. Part 3 focuses on the types of power factor and harmonic currents. Part 4 discusses power factor correction and the typical boost PFC stage. Part 5 concentrates on the Phase Shifted Full Bridge topology, including the reasons why it is used and a detailed description of how it operates.
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.
Voltage supervisors increase the system reliability and robustness by ensuring that power rails are active only during stable power supply. This is achieved through functions such as: precise voltage monitoring, over-voltage protection, power failure indicator, processor monitoring, power sequencing, battery backup, and reset latching.
In this series, you will learn about the:
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.
Power over Ethernet technology (PoE) is an ubiquitous technology for powering Ethernet connected end equipments that may typically require licensed personnel to install, such as connected lighting, wireless access points, 5G remote radio units and more. As a standard-driven IC technology, suppliers can rest easy that IEEE 802.3 compliant portfolios offer solutions at both the source and input to loads that are fully interoperable and include many features to empower greater flexibility and reliability.
Quiescent current, or IQ for short, is one of the most critical design concepts for power supply designers to master. IQ, or the amount of current when your IC is in a no-load or non-switching state, may be an easy concept to digest at first, but can come with tradeoff decisions. The resources below can help demystify IQ, as well as provide a path forward with TI’s new starting line-up of ultra-low power management ICs.
Keep these resources in your toolbox, and come back often to ensure you’re effectively optimizing your whole power tree for optimal system lifetime