## How to Select Inductor for Boost Converter

1. Select Inductance Value a. Define the switching frequency for the boost converter Example: Fsw = 300kHz b. Define the input and output voltage Example: Vin = 12V, Vout = 24V c. Determine the duty cycle Dutycycle = 1 – (Vin / Vout) Example: Dutycycle = 1 – (Vin / Vout) = 1 – (12V / 24V) = 50% d.

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## Inverting Buck-Boost Step by Step Design Guide

If you are planning to make your own inverting buck-boost but don’t know where to start, therefore this inverting buck-boost step by step design guide is right for you. A buck-boost converter is a DCDC switching converter that combines the function of a buck and boost converter. Inverting buck-boost is a variant wherein the output is negative with respect to

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## What is Voltage Regulator – Explained in Details

A linear voltage regulator is the easiest to deal with. It is very easy to create and do not need much technical knowledge to understand its behavior. It has two variations: series and shunt.

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## Buck Converter Design Tutorial

Buck Converter Basic Function Before going to buck converter design tutorial, we will discuss first how buck converter works in order to fully understand the following tutorial. A buck converter is a switching converter with a voltage output lower than voltage input. It is also called as a step-down switching converter A buck converter has only four main parts. They

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## Switch Mode Power Supply Explained with Common Topologies

For small power applications like on board power sources, linear power supply is often used due to its simplicity and low cost. However, when the need for high power density designs arises, linear power supply simply disappears in the picture. It is because linear power supply is very less efficient. Switch mode power supply comes in place. Switch mode power

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## Snubber Circuit Design Analysis

What is a Snubber? Snubber is a form of circuit protection against voltage spikes, ringing and oscillation effects. Snubber works by either clamping voltage spikes but not altering the ringing frequency or does the same function. Snubber Circuit Design is one of the complex tasks in circuit design. It needs a deep knowledge on circuit’s foundations to design a good

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## ACDC 5 Watts Charger Design Ready for Prototype

This article features a low parts count ACDC 5 Watts Charger Design with an output voltage of 5V and a maximum charge current of 1A. This is applicable for cell phones, tablets and other devices and gadgets that use 5 volt supply. This is a constant voltage constant current charger. A constant voltage means a steady level of the output

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## Switching Power Supply Operation Principle and Design

Switching power supply operation is very different to that of linear power supply. Despite of its complexity, higher bill of material cost and higher parts count, switch mode power supply is still the preferred power supply topology in the market nowadays. The main reason is higher efficiency and higher power density. Higher efficiency simply means that only a small portion

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## Sizing the Inductor of Buck Converter and Setting its Operation

One of the most important parts of a buck converter is the inductor. Sizing the inductor of buck converter and setting its operation mode makes the converter function correctly. The shape and the magnitude of current of the inductor are dictated by the inductance of the inductor itself. Therefore choosing the right inductor value is very important. Sizing the inductor

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## Buck Converter Duty Cycle Derivation

In this article I will share to you the methods I used in buck converter duty cycle derivation. We will consider the ideal and the real scenarios. In ideal buck converter duty cycle derivation, you don’t need to consider the voltage drops of the switching element and catch diode. On the other hand, in real buck converter duty cycle derivation,

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