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…

2020-08-28 - Chris T. Burket

Untangling in-vehicle wireless power design challenges

Car model implementation numbers, with wireless charging available, have grown from 40+ in early 2016, to 100+ models (currently).

2020-08-12 - Robert Taylor

Celebrating 12 years of power tips

Let's take a look and highlight what have been some of the most useful power tips, relevant for power-supply design…

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…

2020-05-19 - 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…

2020-05-11 - Frederik Dostal

Quiet and efficient switching regulators

A major challenge for numerous applications is the interference inherent to a switching regulator because it can generate both conducted…

2019-05-13 - Pradeep Shenoy

How to latch off a power converter that has a hiccup fault response

A popular way to respond to faults is called a hiccup. The power converter will turn itself off, wait for…