2020-12-30 - Hank Cao

How to achieve fast charging with USB PD in portable devices

A reference design comprising charger and controller ICs helps create fast charging solution complying with the USB Type-C and PD...

2020-12-10 - Victor Khasiev

Reduce Costs in the Long Run: Use the same qualified parts for both positive & negative output DC-to-DC converters

This article shows how to use the same components—an IC controller and power train—in two very different topologies: a common…

2020-11-23 - Frederik Dostal

When the flyback converter reaches its limits

Although flyback converters are very popular, this topology has practical limitations...

- Maxim Integrated

Li+ Fuel Gauge IC Featuring Continuous Internal Self-Discharge Monitoring & Protection

MAX17320 2 to 4 series cell Li-ion fuel gauge IC is industry’s first to monitor self-discharge during operation while extending…

2020-10-13 - Victor Khasiev

Add an efficient positive rail to a unipolar negative supply

This article presents a complete solution for a very efficient and relatively simple design for adding a positive rail to…

2020-09-17 - Ivo Marocco, APP-BMS-BAP

How measurement systems can improve EV/HEV batteries in noisy environments

By eliminating the need for external noise filtering components, engineers can improve measurement integrity and accuracy, channel-to-channel measurement synchronization and…

2020-07-09 - Bill Schweber

Why I was almost shocked by a small home AC appliance

A simple appliance repair dramatically reminded me of the meaning and importance of a genuine ground for the AC-line connection...

2020-06-29 - Vicor Corporation

New 6U power supply for MIL-COTS VPX applications

Vicor Power Systems introduces a new 6U VITA-62-compliant power supply for MIL-COTS VPX applications...

2020-05-19 - Frederik Dostal

A Critical Short Pulse

While there are maximum limitations of a duty cycle, which will be discussed separately, this power management tip focuses specifically…

2020-05-18 - STMicroelectronics

Synchronous-Rectification Controllers in Space-Saving 6-Pin Packages

STs’ SRK1000A and SRK1000B secondary-side synchronous-rectification (SR) controllers for flyback converters, featuring high efficiency and low power consumption...