Power House

  • TI’s TPS92411 LED floating switch architecture recently won a 2014 ACE (Annual Creativity in Electronics) Award in the LED Lighting category. It’s garnered thousands of sample requests and we’ve sent more than 850 evaluation boards to...
  • A low current, negative rail is sometimes required in an optical module for bias purposes. While the relatively low current required helps to keep the size small, there are not many simple and small options for making a negative voltage in a system which...
  • Resonant converters , especially the LLC series resonant converter (LLC-SRC) in Figure 1, have become popular over the last decade. Figure 1. Half-bridge LLC series resonant converter. When compared to traditional isolated PWM converters , LLC...
  • When the available input power is lower than the desired voltage in your system, you need a boost converter to boost (step-up) the input voltage. Examples include emergency call (eCall) systems, automotive start-stop systems, audio power amplifiers (PAs...
  • A key contributor to the cost of any electronic product is the number of layers used for the printed circuit board (PCB). An integrated circuit (IC) pin out arrangement optimized for PCB layout will help reduce end product cost. For example, the TPS23861...
  • I was recently hanging out with a college friend of mine that is a hardware designer for a satellite imaging start-up in the Bay Area, a.k.a. the "Center of the Universe" for new technologies like that of his company. There are only twelve employees...
  • The next time you are driving around your local town, look around and you’ll see more full-color LED signage and message boards in front of shops, restaurants and across office building walls than ever before. With the rapidly increasing production...
  • Many of my coworkers love to fish. They get up at four or five in the morning to go fishing, but not in the summer months because the high temperature drives fish away from shallow waters near shore. As the weather starts to cool down, many of them...
  • Starting September 11, TI’s leading power design gurus will be touring across the country for the 23 rd Power Supply Design Seminars ! The three-month series will provide rich technical and practical presentations combining new advanced power supply...
  • In order for any industry standard to reach wide adoption, two required characteristics are: interoperability and safety. In the case of Power over Ethernet (PoE), the technology’s reputation for both, heavily rests on how the source (Power Sourcing...