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Buck converter fundamentals

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DC/DC fundamentals - switching regulator overview Learn the basics of a switching regulator - how it works, what components are needed, and advantages and disadvantages.
DC/DC fundamentals - converter control The control system is the brains of the converter. In this video, learn how the converter control network helps to maintain a stable, regulated output voltage.
Topology tutorial: what is a buck? An overview of the basic principles and components of a buck regulator.
Point-of-Load power supplies: converters or controllers? Learn about the differences between converters and controllers, and how to determine which one is right for your design.

Buck control architectures

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Buck control architectures overview An introduction to some of the basic components of buck converter construction and the major control modes.
Buck control architectures A thorough discussion of both the current mode and emulated current mode control architectures.
Buck control architectures - multi-phase A discussion of multi-phase architectures used to achieve higher levels of output current.
Buck control architectures - voltage mode Learn everything you need to know about the voltage mode control architecture.
Buck control architectures - hysteretic Watch and learn the advantages and disadvantages of the hysteretic control mode
Fixed frequency vs constant on-time control of DC/DC converters In-depth comparison of voltage mode, current mode control vs DCAP2 and DCAP3 control modes for step down DC/DC converters.
Control mode quick reference guide An overview of various control modes for non-isolated DC/DC step-down controllers and converters and the advantages of each.
Survey of Control Modes for Step Down Converters and Controllers An overview of the twelve types of control architectures
utilized by TI for DC/DC switching regulators.

Advanced features and applications

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ASIC, FPGA, and DDR rail power design through PMBus power supplies Learn how a buck converter with PMBus can enhance performance in your design.
Inverting made simple Did you know that most buck converters can also be used to generate a negative output voltage? Watch the video to learn how.
Not all regulators are created equal Explore several subtle nuances to significantly improve power supply performance. Examples include: the hidden advantages of synchronous converters, a module that features the best attributes of a switcher AND an LDO, and tips to reduce system noise by manipulating output capacitor combinations.
Designing with TI's series capacitor buck converter Learn the features and benefits of TI's new DC/DC power topology, the series capacitor buck converter, and get started using it in your space-constrained design.
Optimizing EMI behavior of low-power DC/DC converters Learn how to optimize EMI behavior of low-power DCDC converters.
Designing wide vIN Low-EMI power converters for any application This session focuses on how to select and design Low-EMI wide VIN DC-DC converters for industrial and automotive applications.

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