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…

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...

2020-05-19 - 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…

2020-05-04 - Bill Schweber

E-fuses: warming up to higher-current applications

In many design situations, it makes sense to give serious consideration to an e-fuse in place of the classic thermal…

2019-04-11 - Busy Blogger

Smart cooking application for power electronics

Do you like the induction heating solution? Do you think this type of system will be adopted in the near…

2017-06-29 - Brian King

Tweaking cross-regulation with synchronous rectifiers

Synchronous rectifiers help alleviate peak-charging impact issue by forcing current to flow in both windings for the entire 1-D period,…

2017-06-20 - John Betten

How to design a CCM flyback converter

In a 60W flyback schematic operating at 250kHz, the duty-cycle is selected to be 50% maximum at the minimum input…