This five-part series provides an overview of linear regulators.
This five-part series provides an overview of DC-DC converters.
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
Applications Engineer Jason Tao discusses PFC basics, topology comparisons and design considerations to achieve a cost-optimized and efficient PFC design.
The C2000™ Piccolo™ MCUs are a family of 32-bit microcontrollers optimized for processor-intensive, real-time control applications. Designed for cost-sensitive applications, TI Piccolo MCUs scale to meet a variety of performance needs, whether controlling single or multiple control loops. Piccolo MCUs use common software and provide a high level of analog integration to deliver:
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.
In addition to the Delfino and Piccolo MCU families, there are other MCU offerings in the C2000 family that provide real-time control functionality.
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?
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.
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.
Near Field Communication (NFC) is a radio technology enabling bi-directional short range wireless communication between devices to make life easier and more convenient for worldwide consumers by simplifying transactions, digital content exchange, and electronic device connection with a touch.
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.
In this training, the audience will learn about the unique challenges faced by automotive system designers today to implement circuitry to detect external switches in a vehicle. The audience will understand the unique features offered by the MSDI and how they help solve these challenges. The audience will also learn about some of the more advanced features offered by the MSDI and how a system designer can take advantage of them in their design. The application of using the MSDI in an industrial system will also be briefly discussed.
While the market requires better power performance, it also continuously demands more functionality from devices. The challenge many developers face today is maintaining or improving battery operating life while simultaneously increasing a device’s capabilities. For many devices, it is not feasible to increase battery size or capacity; this means that developers need to achieve higher performance within the same power footprint, if battery life is not to be compromised.
The MSP430 ultra-low-power microcontroller family now includes the MSP430FR4x/FR2x series of MCUs with unmatched flexibility in the form of the industry’s lowest-power software-configurable LCD driver, abundant IO and unified non-volatile FRAM. These easy to use microcontroller series can be evaluated with the low cost MCU development tool, the MSP430FR4133 LaunchPad. Target Socket boards can also be paired with the MSP-FET programmer/debugger for development in a full system.