Switching Power Supplies A - Z

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Newnes, Jun 22, 2006 - Technology & Engineering - 528 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.

* 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.
* Step-by-step and iterative approach for calculating high-frequency losses in forward converter transformers, including Proximity losses based on Dowell's equations.
* Thorough, yet uniquely simple design flow-chart for building DC-DC converters and their magnetic components under typical wide-input supply conditions
* 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.

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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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CHAPTER 2 DCDC Converter Design and Magnetics
CHAPTER 3 Offline Converter Design and Magnetics
CHAPTER 4 The Topology FAQ
CHAPTER 5 Conduction and Switching Losses
CHAPTER 6 Printed Circuit Board Layout
CHAPTER 7 Feedback Loop Analysis and Stability
CHAPTER 8 EMI from the Ground upMaxwell to CISPR
CHAPTER 9 Measurements and Limits of Conducted EMI
CHAPTER 11 DM and CM Noise in Switching Power Supplies
CHAPTER 12 Fixing EMI across the Board
CHAPTER 13 Input Capacitor and Stability Considerations in EMI Filters
CHAPTER 14 The Math behind the Electromagnetic Puzzle
APPENDIX 1 Focusing on Some Realworld Issues
APPENDIX 2 Reference Design Table

CHAPTER 10 Practical EMI Line Filters

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About the author (2006)

Sanjaya Maniktala is a Systems and Product Architecture Engineer with Freescale Semiconductor. He holds two patents in power supply technology and has written numerous articles on power supply design, appearing in such magazines as Power Electronics Technology, EDN, Electronic Engineering, and Planet Analog. He lives in Gilbert, Arizona.

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