How Switch Mode Power Supply Regulates its Output

In linear power supply design output regulation is not a question because it is easily done by the linear regulator inserted before the load. Nowadays linear power supply is not anymore widely used. What is drawing more attention now is the switch mode power supply. How switch mode power supply regulates its output is different from what linear regulator does.

MOSFET and BJT Comparisson

MOSFET Advantages Over BJT in Switching Converters

Way back several years ago, power supply designers and engineers are continuously searching for innovation. Long time ago what is available is only the linear type power supply. A linear power supply will consume a lot of power in order to provide regulation. This huge power consumption sacrifices the efficiency of the power supply. Try to imagine if you are

MOSFET efficiency factors

MOSFET Efficiency Factors for Switching Converters

We will discuss here the three main contributors of power losses of the MOSFET when used in switching converter or switch mode power supply. The main MOSFET efficiency factors are drain to source on state resistance, gate charge and the equivalent output capacitance.  Drain to source on state resistance or simply RDSon has a positive temperature coefficient (increases with temperature


Operation of a Switch Mode Power Supply

How a Switch Mode Power Supply Works? What is the operation of a switch mode power supply? A switch mode power supply works by continuously switching on and off a semiconductor switch. This semiconductor switch is can be a MOSFET or a BJT. The former is more popular than the latter. When the switch turns off, there is no current