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Are you having trouble choosing a power topology for your next project? I’ve recently written a blog covering how to choose a power topology for power hungry devices.  The various types of topologies are presented and examined in relation to a smart lock or heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) damper control system. As an example, I choose a specific part and walk through the design process of an actual system that was built and tested.    Go here to read my bl ...
At some point in the product chain, almost all electronics require conversion from an AC source to a DC one. Whether your product ships with an external adapter, battery charger, or if you design your own offline (AC/DC) converter, that originating source power most likely comes from AC mains.   In many cases, it makes the most sense for engineers to buy off the shelf AC/DC converter solutions. There are many good options from manufacturers like Artesyn, Lambda, Bel Power and SL Power. The ...