Power Supply Cookbook

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Elsevier, Jun 13, 2001 - Technology & Engineering - 280 pages

Power Supply Cookbook, Second Edition provides an easy-to-follow, step-by-step design framework for a wide variety of power supplies. With this book, anyone with a basic knowledge of electronics can create a very complicated power supply design in less than one day. With the common industry design approaches presented in each section, this unique book allows the reader to design linear, switching, and quasi-resonant switching power supplies in an organized fashion. Formerly complicated design topics such as magnetics, feedback loop compensation design, and EMI/RFI control are all described in simple language and design steps. This book also details easy-to-modify design examples that provide the reader with a design template useful for creating a variety of power supplies.

This newly revised edition is a practical, "start-to-finish" design reference. It is organized to allow both seasoned and inexperienced engineers to quickly find and apply the information they need. Features of the new edition include updated information on the design of the output stages, selecting the controller IC, and other functions associated with power supplies, such as: switching power supply control, synchronization of the power supply to an external source, input low voltage inhibitors, loss of power signals, output voltage shut-down, major current loops, and paralleling filter capacitors. It also offers coverage of waveshaping techniques, major loss reduction techniques, snubbers, and quasi-resonant converters.

  • Guides engineers through a step-by-step design framework for a wide variety of power supplies, many of which can be designed in less than one day
  • Provides easy-to-understand information about often complicated topics, making power supply design a much more accessible and enjoyable process
 

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Contents

Chapter 2 An Introduction to the Linear Regulator
11
Chapter 3 Pulsewidth Modulated Switching Power Supplies
21
Chapter 4 Waveshaping Techniques to Improve Switching Power Supply Efficiency
135
Appendix A Thermal Analysis and Design
187
Appendix B Feedback Loop Compensation
196
Appendix C Power Factor Correction
220
Appendix D Magnetism and Magnetic Components
232
Appendix E Noise Control and Electromagnetic Interference
241
Appendix F Miscellaneous Information
250
References
255
Index
257
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Page 28 - A major decision that must be considered at the beginning of a switching power supply design is which basic topology to use. The term topology refers to the arrangement of the power components within the switching power supply design.
Page 5 - When developing the design specification, the power supply designer must keep in mind what is a reasonable requirement and what is an idealistic requirement.
Page 5 - The design specification acts as the performance goal that the ultimate power supply must meet in order for the entire product to meet its overall performance specification.
Page 8 - The linear power supplies, though, because of the maturity of the technology and the level of integration offered by the semiconductor manufacturers, will be presented mainly via examples.

About the author (2001)

Marty Brown is the author of the Power Supply Cookbook and Practical Switching Power Supply Design. He earned his amateur radio license at the age of 11 and has had electronics as a hobby throughout his life. He graduated cum laude from Drexel University in 1974. His electronic design history includes underwater acoustics with the department of the Navy, airborne weather radar design (digital and SMPS), a satellite CODEC, and process control equipment. He was previously with Motorola Semiconductor as a principle application engineer, where he defined more than eight semiconductor products in the power conversion market and received two patents. He later started his own electronics consulting firm where he designed products from satellite power systems to power-related integrated circuits for many semiconductor companies. He is presently working in the field of digitally-controlled power supplies with Microchip Technologies. He has eight children, five of whom are adopted. His wife is an internationally known writer and speaker in the area of inter-racial adoption and related issues. He presently lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.