Power switches - Support & training
Learn essential concepts. The content below provides engineers with a basic understanding of the different types of power switches.
|Basics of power switches||Want to learn about the different topologies within the power switch portfolio? This easy to read app note provides suggestions on how to select the correct solution for a faster design time.||App note|
|Basics of eFuses||This application note highlights the challenges and limitations of discrete circuit-protection solutions and discusses how they can be improved with an eFuse.||App note|
|Basics of load switches||Read more for a simple background on when and how load switches can be implemented in your system.||App note|
|How to integrate your hot swap with an eFuse||If you’re using a hot-swap controller with an external FET for protection, learn how to save space with an eFuse in this blog on Power House.||Blog|
|Robust hot swap design||Hot-Swap applications place stress on the MOSFET used as a pass element and it can be a major challenge is to ensure that it is safely operated under all possible conditions. This application note discusses key principals and considerations for Hot Swap design.||Blog|
Features & design help
Gain a deeper understanding of integrated switch features and start your design sooner by browsing the below resources.
|Load switches vs. discrete||This 7-part video series explains the advantages TI load switches have over discrete solutions. Learn more about common applications like power sequencing, load discharge timing, and voltage supervision.||Video|
|Managing inrush current||This application note explores typical causes, symptoms of and solutions for inrush current.||App note|
|Adjustable current limit of smart high side switch||Adjustable current limit is widely used to clamp the overload current, deliver the constant current, and dynamically control the power-up inrush current. This report introduces the function and provides a guide on the set of the current limit value.||App note|
|How adding an eFuse will protect your brand’s reputation||There are stark contrasts between a mechanical fuse and an electronic fuse. This blog simply explains how to avoid overcurrent or overvoltage transient events and protect your application with a TI eFuse.||Blog|
|Charging super capacitor with an eFuse||This application report discusses how an eFuse can be used as simple charger circuit for the super capacitor||App note|
|Power multiplexing using load switches and eFuses||TI’s load switch and eFuse portfolio provides designers with a flexible Power MUXing solution for systems that require a controlled transition between supplies. Read more to learn about multiple multiplexing solutions.||App note|
|Surge stopping and reverse voltage protection||Learn more about two configuration options for the LM5069 to achieve reverse voltage protection and over-voltage clamping while retaining the additional benefits of a hot swap controller.||App note|
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Design & community
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