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SMPS TOPOLOGY SELECTION AND CIRCUIT DESIGN TRICKS

Most power converters are "legacy" designs that are well understood and built for years, but what is a designer to do of the usual topologies, "off the shelf" control ICs and/or conventional approaches are not adequate for new requirements? This seminar presents and discusses a broad range of power, logic and transistor drive options that can help meet unusual or pioneering needs. The material is a compilation of conventional, unusual and novel approaches, some of which were developed by the presenter. Topics include:

POWER CIRCUIT DESIGN

  • Component Load Factors for topology selection
  • Topology selection for various applications
  • Selected high performance power circuits
    • Transistor chopper circuits
    • Output rectifier circuits
    • Useful combinations
  • HF current shunts & pulse current transformers
  • Damper and Clamp circuits
    • SMPS input filter damping
    • Multi-stage filter damping
    • High energy voltage clamps
  • PCB thermal considerations
    • PCB current capabilities
    • Using PCB copper as a heat sink
    • Simplified RMS current calculations

LOGIC AND DRIVE CIRCUIT DESIGN

  • Useful analog circuits
  • Digital logic design tricks
  • Logic pulse transformers, drivers & receiver circuits
  • FET gate drive circuits
  • FET test circuits

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