Fundamentals

of Power

Welcome to the Power Design Center. Here you will find resources, tips and tools that will help you with your power design decisions by market, product type, and topology. This hub will be your key reference center whether you are a new or seasoned power engineer.

IGBT & SiC Gate Driver Fundamentals

[PDF]

Doing more with less power can be achieved with both IGBT and SiC but how do you choose? Get answers to common driver questions on topics including protection, isolation technology, and basic functionality.

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11 ways to protect your power path

[PDF]

If you’re trying to distribute power across your voltage rails or protect your power path, chances are you are going to encounter a critical design tradeoff. This free e-book explains practical tips and some of the lesser known hurdles that you may encounter while optimizing your power path. While this content is comprehensive…

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Voltage supervisor and reset Ics: tips, tricks and basics

[PDF]

We depend on the reliable and safe operation of countless electronics all around us – in our homes, cars, workplaces, and factories. To ensure that these systems operate correctly in the diverse and sometimes harsh environments found in industrial and automotive applications, system designers must…

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Voltage References Basics

[TRAINING]

This training series will highlight what VREFs are, will discuss the values that VREFs bring to different systems, and will review the technical aspects and parameters to consider when designing with VREFs.

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LDO Basics

[TRAINING]

This LDO basics video series will cover topics including dropout voltage, current limit, power supply rejection ration (PSRR), noise, thermals, and many more. The video series will also introduce key performance features, explain impact in power management, give example applications, and answer commonly asked questions.

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LDO Basics

[PDF]

Low dropout regulators (LDOs) are a simple way to regulate an output voltage powered from a higher-voltage input. This LDO e-book provides a comprehensive overview of the basics of what you need to know and what to look for.

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Fundamentals of MOSFET and IGBT gate drivers

[PDF]

The main purpose of this application report is to demonstrate a systematic approach to design high performance gate drive circuits for high speed switching applications. It is an informative collection of topics offering a “one-stop-shopping” to solve the most common design challenges…

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LED Driver Basics

[TRAINING]

This 4-part series allows you learn basic or more advanced LED driver topics at your own pace. With topics such as topology pros & cons, various dimming methods, and how to estimate junction temperature, you’ll be well on your way to adding color or animation to your next power project.

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WEBENCH Power Designer

[VIDEO]

Designing a power supply can be a tedious task, but TI’s WEBENCH Power Designer seamlessly guides you through the four core activities: device selection, component customization, simulation, and exporting to physical design environments.…

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Voltage Supervisors 101

[VIDEO SERIES]

Many people confuse voltage supervisors with voltage monitors, voltage detectors, and reset ICs; however, these devices are all the same. Learn about the basics with this Voltage Supervisors 101 training series.

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Display University Training Series

[TRAINING]

In this on-demand training series, learn about a variety of LCD and OLED display power and backlighting design topics from TI experts. You can choose which curriculum best suits your needs and learn at your own pace through this series.

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ESD Essentials Training Series

[VIDEO]

This series includes 6 videos on the basics of electrostatic discharge (ESD). Each video is less than five minutes, and covers the concepts you need to know before selecting the right ESD protection – like working voltages, capacitance, and how to assess ESD ratings in datasheets.

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Battery Management Deep Dive

[TECHNICAL TRAINING]

TI’s battery experts have decades of experience. Our battery scientists bring cutting-edge solutions for new battery chemistries & technologies, from charging, gauging, monitoring, protection and more.

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Fundamentals of Power Supply Design

[BOOK]

Fundamentals of Power Supply Design draws upon decades of experience from Texas Instruments’ Power-Systems experts. It is written by Bob Mammano, a pioneer in the power supply industry and recognized as “the Father” of the Pulse…

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Power Topologies Handbook

[PDF]

This book includes over 200 pages filled with all power-supply topology waveforms and equations, including 16 of the most common hard-switched power-supply topologies and the Phase-Shifted Full-Bridge.

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TI Power Management Lab Kit

[LAB KIT]

The Power Management Lab Kit series is comprised of five boards, each offering unique experiments and accompanied by an experiment lab book covering four key power topologies and case studies demonstrating different aspects of power supply design tradeoffs.

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Power Supply Characteristics FAQs

[ARTICLE]

Efficiency is the most important power supply characteristic affecting an electronic system’s operation, but other factors, such as output overcurrent, overtemperature, inrush current, output overvoltage, drift, dynamic response, line regulation, and load regulation, are also important.

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World of Power

[VIDEO SERIES]

This series provides an overview of the World of Power by Market, by Standard, by Product Type and Topology. It also provides an overview of the design tips and tools related to power design decisions.

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