2.3 Solving Common Buck Converter Design Challenges
2020 Automotive TI Tech Day session
Customers are struggling to meet size, noise, voltage accuracy, stability and thermal constraints with buck converters while dealing with their design trade-offs. This training session will demonstrate how to meet lower ripple and higher voltage accuracy requirements for powering new signal chain and processor loads, while addressing the thermal and SOA challenges that new high-density power solutions provide. We will examine several different converters and present their capabilities compared to older solutions and show how smaller power process nodes allow better accuracy, lower noise, faster frequency and better minimum on-time with smaller external components. External components are critical to the performance of our newer buck converters, and we will show how WEBENCH® can help designers solve these design challenges.