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I would like to be considered for a copy of Bob Mammano's Power Supply Design book for the following reasons...   First of all; it looks like the ideal companion book to sit beside my "Art of Electronics".   Also, for many years now when I have needed a power supply I have been rather lazy; opting for a simple linear regulator and wasting power as heat or buying the cheapest board available off the internet. However there is an increasing number of times I'd like to find a better sol ...
Introduction The Texas Instruments product range has thousands of interesting power supply and related integrated circuits. I thought it could be interesting to review a few designs I’ve experimented with, and discuss what particular devices were used.   Powering an iPod/iPhone for Automotive Use This is a snippet of a schematic from an in-car project – this is the iPod/iPhone charger portion of the circuit using the TPS40200 as a step-down controller. I’ve used it for man ...
TI not only makes a lot of great hardware for designers, but also has a lot of great software tools. One tool that I have used for many years is a power supply design program called Switcher Pro. It makes power supply design as easy as inputting a few parameters and picking one of TI's many power devices. Updates for Switcher pro ended in 2011, and its features were integrated into TI's new online application, WebBench Power Designer.   WebBench has all the power tools of Switcher Pro ...
I have been building power supplies since I was 11 year old.  The first was when my father's friend gave me a few boxes of ham radio parts he didn't want when he moved to Florida. I had dozens of vacuum tubes, and no way to light them up.  A trip to Radio Shack, and a few days reading up at the library later, I had a transformer plugged into the wall, and a bright tube filament at the other end. I remember blowing up many LEDs with a 9V battery before learning about current limiting ...