Welcome to this installment of EE Classroom on Transformers II.
Electronics may not be simple but there are devices that are simple – and simply elegant – but which still require an understanding of the challenges they can present when integrating into a design. Transformers are such a device; a device that is “simply” a pair of inductors magnetically coupled to enable electromagnetic induction between them. From electromagnetic induction to the coefficient of coupling to the turn, voltage, and current ratio, there are plenty of points to consider when working with transformers.
In this classroom, you’ll learn how to deal with non-ideal transformers, as well as the specification and applications of RF transformers. Get to know various power factor correction topologies, techniques for improving PoE designs and the magnetic components required for PoE installations. End “class” with the basics and applications of gate drive transformer, as well as flyback power converters.
For additional transformer basics and application articles, check out our other Transformer Classroom here.