2022-06-29 - Bill Schweber

Coin/button-cell holders can be functional, reliable, and even elegant

Inexpensive coin- and button-cell holders of stamped metal may work for a while, but their longer electrical and mechanical integrity…

2022-06-28 - Sheng-Yang Yu

Current sensing considerations in a bridgeless totem pole PFC

Here is a description of three current-sensing methods for current-mode control bridgeless totem-pole PFC, along with their trade-offs.

2021-03-30 - Giovanni Di Maria

Building a 7.5-A voltage regulator using LT1083

If you need more power for the power section of any board you are designing, you can find simple and…

2021-03-23 - Stefano Lovati

Guidelines for designing a high-power PCB

As fascinating and challenging as the PCB design process can be, it is important to take all necessary precautions to…

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…

2020-10-29 - Simon Bramble

Performing precision measurement with silicon temperature sensors

The electronics industry is demanding ever more levels of accuracy and temperature sensing is no exception...

2020-07-23 - Luis Chioye

Provide robust input overvoltage protection for amplifier analog input modules

This article introduces basic concepts of operational amplifier (op-amp) input overvoltage protection and discusses how to select the right clamp…

2020-07-14 - Frederik Dostal

What to consider in regard to switching frequency

Switch-mode power supplies switch with a frequency that is either fixed, adjustable, or synchronized to an external clock. The value…

2020-07-13 - Andrew Dereka

Keeping cool with thermoelectric cooler assemblies

With the ability to heat and cool, thermoelectric cooler assemblies deliver precise temperature control in a compact size, while their…