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Poll: What was the intended application the last time you designed a switch-mode power supply?

Switch-mode power supplies are a popular choice for DC-DC power conversion. They benefits and tradeoffs when compared to alternative methods of converting DC power. SMPSs can convert a DC input voltage into a different DC output voltage, depending on the circuit topology. A switch-mode power supply can achieve a 90% efficiency or more, depending on load and voltage levels. Although high efficiency is an important advantage with SMPSs, they have other benefits as well. They can have reduced thermal-management requirements. Also, more importantly, their useful life can be increased due to improved reliability, because components are not subjected to excessive heat, as they would be in a less efficient system.

 

Poll question: What was the intended application the last time you designed a switch-mode power supply?

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  • Communications equipment (7%)
    2/28
  • Signal processing (0%)
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  • Data acquisition (7%)
    2/28
  • Amplifiers (0%)
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  • Test equipment (18%)
    5/28
  • FPGA (4%)
    1/28
  • Control circuitry (4%)
    1/28
  • Industrial equipment (18%)
    5/28
  • Consumer electronics (11%)
    3/28
  • Internet of Things (11%)
    3/28
  • Wearable (7%)
    2/28
  • Medical equipment (4%)
    1/28
  • Audio (0%)
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  • Video (0%)
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  • Other; please explain in comments (11%)
    3/28

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