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  1. Using two unipolar dc supplies in an anti-series configuration is another approach for generating positive and negative voltage and one that doesn't suffer from power interruption. In 2012, I wrote two articles in Electronic Design that ...
    28-04-2022
  2. Ask a power converter designer what they want from a semiconductor switch and the answer might be something like: “Low on-resistance, high off-resistance, and the fastest possible transition between the two states”. The idea of course, ...
    22-04-2022
  3. Introduction Every electronic device you can consider containing a PCB is still the best and most reliable way of connecting electronics components. The PCB stands for Printed Circuit Board , on which electronic components are soldered on pads ...
    19-04-2022
  4. Developed as a three-terminal shunt regulator, the popular and multiple-sourced TL431 IC offers designers many intriguing possibilities beyond its intended application. Internally, the TL431 comprises a precision voltage reference, an operational ...
    03-04-2022
  1. ADCs with differential inputs are becoming increasingly popular. This popularity isn't surprising, because differential inputs in the ADC offer several advantages: good common-mode noise rejection, a doubling of the available dynamic range ...
    28-03-2022
  2. More than a half-century old, the ubiquitous and mind-bogglingly useful 555 analog timer has become a perennial object for both kudus and criticism. Most of the former and some of the latter is justified, but sometimes a supposed shortcoming will ...
    25-03-2022
  3. Many applications call for wide-range-tunable LC oscillators that can deliver a nearly constant-frequency, nearly harmonic-free output even when the circuit's output load changes. From a design viewpoint, eliminating either inductive or ...
    13-03-2022
  4. This Design Idea shows how to keep telecom equipment operational during a short brownout. You must first understand a few details regarding the power supply for telecom equipment. The common voltage of the power source that feeds telecom equipment ...
    10-03-2022
  5. Introduction Flyback power converters are currently some of the most common converter topologies around. This is due to the simplicity of their design and the competitive size/cost/efficiency ratio their can deliver, especially in the mid-level ...
    21-02-2022
  6. EMI is a plague upon power electronic design architectures, and it can be mitigated in numerous ways. Adding an EMI filter may seem like the most obvious choice, but there may be a better first step. Modern electronic power system architectures are ...
    17-02-2022