Power House

  • by Vijay Choudhary and Sourav Sen, Texas Instruments In part one of this blog series on Fly-Buck ™ topology, we introduced the reason and the idea for a secondary compensation loop for the isolated side. In this entry, we will review the compensation...
  • Efficiency versus load current with Vout = -5V In many applications, such as temperature sensing , two supply voltages are needed to power an op amp in the system—one positive and one negative. This dual supply is needed by the amplifier in order...
  • by Vijay Choudhary and Sourav Sen, Texas Instruments Over the last few years, Fly-Buck™ topology has received quite a bit of interest from designers of various industrial applications. The Fly-Buck isolated topology provides a cheaper alternative...
  • Daniel Fernsebner is a guest blogger and director of global services and developer network at Altium. For many years, Texas Instruments and Altium, the provider of Altium Designer 3D PCB design software, have worked independently to bring you tools...
  • PFC-SEPIC LED Drivers - wow, that’s a lot of acronyms! PFC stands for “power factor correction” SEPIC stands for “single-ended primary inductor converter;” And, of course, the LED stands for “light-emitting...
  • The next IEEE 802.3 Plenary Session, to be held in San Diego, California, is only a few weeks away. During the meeting, I will be presenting on an important topic that has yet to be investigated thoroughly: Can you safely apply power to equipment connected...
  • Power packaging is an essential part of our design process here at TI. Our innovative packaging technology brings in advancements in cost, high performance, and low and medium power applications, enabling differentiated products for TI and our customers...
  • A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit Texas Instruments’ high voltage dispatch office located in Dallas, Texas. This fully computer-controlled command center monitors loads at all Dallas-based wafer fabrication facilities. Completed...
  • We’re celebrating our small size LDOs, and you could be a winner! Our LDOs are so small sometimes it’s hard to find them among even the tiniest things. This week we have hidden our small-size LDOs in photos of tiny, everyday items. If you...
  • The IoT is everywhere! As my buddy Brian said in his last post , the Internet of Things is here and continuously growing. As an exercise in my own curiosity, I decided to scour the house and figure out exactly how many things we have connected to the...