3DPP & DC/DC Converters

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Thermal management – it’s a different kind of management nightmare, especially when it comes to compact, reliability, and high-performance dc-dc converters. How power electronics are packaged can have significant impact on thermal and power density. Passive, magnetics, and electromagnetic integration technologies, as well as 3D power packaging and more, all aim to reduce main bottlenecks to improved power density.

Before you get wrapped up in a package, you can step into this classroom and go back into the basics of thermal management and then deep-dive into the specifications, thermal management, and electromagnetic compatibility considerations of board-mounted dc/dc converters. Additional tutorials walk you through SMPS, regulated, and other types of power supplies.

So, step into the classroom and peruse the tutorials that best help you to power through your next design.

Aimee Kalnoskas

Editor in Chief, EE World Online

Board-Mounted DC/DC Converters

Basics of board-mounted, dc/dc converter reliability

Thermal management considerations for board-mounted, dc/dc converters

Optimizing energy efficiency of converters and controllers

Specifying board-mounted, dc/dc converters

The reliability of board-mounted dc/dc converters is important to understand and quantify. It’s a measure of the frequency of system or device failures as a function of time.

The specification of board-mounted dc-dc converters is an important and detailed process.

System-level thermal design is equally important to the electrical specifications of board-mounted dc/dc converters.

Here’s how to evaluate energy efficiency associated with components that make up widely used power conversion circuitry.

Efficiency  •  EMC/EMI Testing

Conducted and coupled EMI/EMC concepts

EMC/EMI design use of board-mounted dc/dc converters

Basic principles of thermal management

This article provides an overview of some considerations for managing conducted and coupled emissions.

High-frequency operation can result in increased EMI from the power switching circuitry in the converter.

There are three general aspects to thermal management – a critical element in all types of electronic equipment. 

Basics Power  •  Supply Types

Designing a Switched Mode Power Supply

How to design a regulated power supply

Basic Electronics: Different types of power supplies

When low currents are needed to be drawn by the load circuit, X-rated non-polarity capacitors can also be used for AC to DC conversion.

A regulated power supply including components necessary to achieve aregulated output voltage with required current.

It is the power supply that gives life to any electronic circuit or device.


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