Switching Power Supplies A to Z

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Elsevier/Newnes, 2006 - Technology & Engineering - 503 pages
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The design of Switching Power Supplies has become one of the most crucial aspects of power electronics, particularly in the explosive market for portable devices. Unfortunately, this seemingly simple mechanism is actually one of the most complex and under-estimated processes in Power Electronics. Switching power conversion involves several engineering disciplines: Semiconductor Physics, Thermal Management, Control Loop theory, Magnetics etc, and all these come into play eventually, in ways hard for non-experts to grasp.

This book grows out of decades of the author's experience designing commercial power supplies. Although his formal education was in physics, he learned the hard way what it took to succeed in designing power supplies for companies like Siemens and National Semiconductor. His passion for power supplies and his empathy for the practicing or aspiring power conversion engineer is evident on every page.

ā€¢ An accessible, intuitive introduction for the power supply novice
ā€¢ Discussions of key issues, based on author's decades of personal experience in several countries
ā€¢ Basics demystified, ramping up to all necessary complexity (no cookbook treatment), without intimidating mathematics
ā€¢ Thorough, yet uniquely simple design flow-chart for building DC-DC converters and their magnetic components under typical wide-input supply conditions
ā€¢ Step-by-step and iterative approach for calculating high-frequency losses in forward converter transformers, including Proximity losses based on Dowell's equations.
ā€¢ Step-by-step, solved examples for stabilizing control loops of all three major topologies, using either transconductance or conventional operational amplifiers, and either current-mode or voltage-mode control.
ā€¢ The most comprehensive study available of the theoretical and practical aspects of controlling and measuring Electromagnetic Interference in switching power supplies, including input filter instability considerations.
ā€¢ Personal guidance, industry tips and readable war stories, ranging from power supplies to electronic ballasts.

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Switching Power Supplies a to z

User Review  - davidc3 - Overstock.com

This book is pure physics and math written for a Power Supply designer. College Grad level. Not written for electronic repair personnel. Way above my head and with Four years of electronics training and thirty years of repair . Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Sanjaya Maniktala is Technical Director, PoE, at Broadcom--a revenue networking semiconductor company. He has held lead engineering and managerial positions in India, Singapore, and Germany as well as in the U.S. Mr. Maniktala is the author of "Switching Power Supply Design & Optimization" (McGraw-Hill, 2004).

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