Power House

  • In this day and age low power consumption is something every system is moving towards, making it a key challenge for engineers to minimize power for their application. Low power consumption is something we can all agree on especially when it results in...
  • I’ll never forget the first time I saw a power supply overheat and burst into flames. It was the spring of 2003 and our senior project was on fire (literally) because one of the members of my group tried to run 25W of current through a linear...
  • The 23 rd Power Supply Design Seminars are off to a great start as our leading power design gurus travel the country to deliver the rich technical and practical presentations! Don’t miss out on gaining fresh knowledge from our leading power gurus...
  • 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...