Welcome this installment of EE Classroom on Power Delivery
The days of "throwing" over the cube what you think is a fully designed device and asking the power guy to juice it up, are long gone. Power is not a thing any more; it's the thing which is why how you are delivering power is an integral factor in your design.
From the ultra-high energy efficiency, high power density, and redundancy required in increasingly demanding telecommunication applications to the battery management challenges of the HEV and EVs on- and off-board chargers, managing power has become an even more sophisticated and technically challenging technique.
This classroom (yes, so easily audited) is your entre into topics around power delivery — delivered in tutorials, reference designs, and some back-to-basics, and short-form articles. Get your transistor head around high and low-side switching of MOSFETs and their drivers, as well as walk through an example of an ideal-diode MOSFET circuit. In the classroom FAQs, you can find some answers to your questions about flyback converters and that ratio between "real" power and "apparent" power of an electrical system known as Power Factor Correction. Walk-through the two very different types of equipment necessary for assessing battery chemistries — battery analyzer and testers. Finally, get a jump start on your project with reference designs that do some of the work for you so you can take off with your differentiated and innovative product.
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