## 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.

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## 7V to 25V Input with 5V and 1.5A Output Buck Converter Design Using LT1376-5 Controller

This design reference is for 7V to 25V input with 5V and 1.5A output buck converter using LT1376-5 controller. LT1376-5 is monolithic buck mode switching regulator which has a fixed frequency of 500 kHz. The switching element is internal on the controller thus lower component count. The internal switch can able to handle 1.5A current. The controller can be used with

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## Is it Worth Investing for Power Supply with Low Standby Power

Is it worth investing for power supply with low standby power? Come; go with me to explore the answer of this question. Nowadays power supply technology is advancing. There are so many features added that may or may not be useful for end users. It is important for the end users to define his requirements so that to get the

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## How to Calculate Boost Converter Ripple Current

In early stage of the design, boost converter ripple current is can be assumed as 25-40% of the RMS input current. But how to calculate boost converter ripple current from the design itself? This will be answered below, so better keep on reading. The 25-40% is just a pre-assumption value and can be changed depending on a specific need and

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## How to Calculate the Duty Cycle of Boost Converter

The inductor waveform is the key on how to calculate the duty cycle of boost converter. You can get direct equation for boost converter duty cycle formula from different sites but here I will discuss how it is derived. Meanwhile, a familiar boost converter schematic is shown in Figure 1. Figure 1 The inductor of the boost converter charges during

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## 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

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## 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

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## 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

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