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  • Are you looking for a cost-effective high current linear regulator solution with adjustable output voltage? Create a simple design using a cost-effective linear regulator , such as industry standard 1117, with a fixed output voltage of 1.2 volts ( TLV1117LV12...
  • This blog provides a tutorial on programming TI digital parts using TI in-house tools. TPS40422 and TPS40425 are two popular digital PMBus controllers which are used in many Point-of-Load (PoL) applications ranging from 10A to 100A. Both digital controllers...
  • Acting alone may be a mark of individuality, but acting synchronously is a work of art. We see synchronicity in action all around us, in art, in nature and sports. We see this synchronous action, for instance, in ballroom dancing. Two dancers have to...
  • Have you ever worried about a customer plugging in the wrong adaptor to your product? Perhaps, you just released a new model, and it requires a 12-V power supply instead of a 24-V one. Did you consider if it’s possible for your customer to plug...
  • To unite is to join, combine, or incorporate so as to form a single whole or unit. Companies unite and together become more capable. Organizations unite and offer more services. Today, TI’s PowerLab and TI Designs reference design library unite...
  • Someone once told me that less than half of the components actually appear in the schematic of a buck converter. The rest of the components are (unwanted) bonus, resulting from the board layout design and the parasitic elements associated with the components...
  • I know it has been a while since the last update about the IEEE 802.3bt Task Force (also known as the 4PPoE Task Force) in Power over Ethernet, but at least I have returned bearing good news—there was significant progress made at the last meeting...
  • 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...