TI Power Seminar White Papers

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Basic Switching Technology

Title Year White Paper Presentations
Choosing the Right Fixed Frequency Buck Regulator Control Strategy 2014/15
Choosing the Right Variable Frequency Buck Regulator Control Strategy 2014/15
Under the Hood of a Multiphase Synchronous Rectified Boost Converter 2014/15
Input EMI Filter Design for Offline Phase-Dimmable LED Power Supplies 2012/13
Exposing the Inner Behavior of a Quasi-Resonant Flyback Converter 2012/13
Understanding and Optimizing Electromagnetic Compatibility in Switchmode Power Supplies 2002  
Design And Application Guide for High Speed MOSFET Gate Drive Circuits 2001  
High-Efficiency, Regulated Charge Pumps for High Current Applications 2001  
Current Sensing Solutions for Power Supply Designers 1997  
Fueling the Megaprocessors — Empowering Dynamic Energy Management 1996  
Control Loop Cookbook 1996  
Snubber Circuits: Theory, Design and Application 1993  
Fixed-Frequency, Resonant-Switched Pulse Width Modulation with Phase-Shifted Control 1991  
Isolating the Control Loop 1990  
Average Current Mode Control of Switching Power Supplies 1990  
Optimizing the Design of a High Power Factor Switching Preregulator 1990  
Resonant Mode Converter Topologies 1988  
High Power Factor Preregulator for Off-Line Power Supplies 1988  
Design Review: 150 Watt Current-Mode Flyback 1986  
Practical Considerations in Current Mode Power Supplies 1986  
Design Review: A 300W, 300KHz Current-Mode Half-Bridge Converter with Multiple
Outputs Using Coupled Inductors
1986  
The Right-Half-Plane Zero — A Simplified Explanation 1986  
Current-Mode Control of Switching Power Supplies 1985  
Switching Power Supply Topology Review 1984  
250 Watt Off-Line Forward Converter — Design Review 1983  
Line Input AC to DC Conversion and Input Filter Capacitor Selection 1983  

Basic Magnetic Technology

Title Year White Paper Presentations
Examining Wireless Power Transfer 2014/15
Practical Magnetic Design: Inductors and Coupled Inductors 2012/13
Magnetics Design Handbook (Complete book) 2001  
Deriving the Equivalent Electrical Circuit from the Magnetic Device Physical Properties 2001  

Magnetic Component Design

Title Year White Paper Presentations
Practical Magnetic Design: Inductors and Coupled Inductors 2012/13
Designing Magnetic Components for Optimum Performance in Low-Cost AC/DC Converter Applications 2010/11
Designing Planar Magnetics 2006/07
Transformer and Inductor Design for Optimum Circuit Performance 2002  
Magnetics Design Handbook (Complete book) 2001  
The Effects of Leakage Inductance on Switching Power Supply Performance 2001  
Coupled Filter Inductors in Multiple Output Buck Regulators Provide Dramatic Performance Improvement 2001  
How to Design a Transformer with Fractional Turns 2001  

Design Reviews – Full Power Supply

Title Year White Paper Presentations
Under the Hood of a Multiphase Synchronous Rectified Boost Converter 2014/15
GaN FET-Based CCM Totem-Pole Bridgeless PFC 2014/15
Examining Wireless Power Transfer 2014/15
A Design Review of a Full-Featured 350-W Offline Power Converter 2012/13
Designing a Solar-Cell-Driven LED Outdoor Lighting System 2010/11
Design Review: A Step-By-Step Approach to AC Line-Powered Converters 2004/05  
Achieving High-Efficiency with a Multi-Output CCM Flyback Supply Using Self-Driven
Synchronous Rectifiers
2002  
Design Review: 140W, Multiple Output High Density DC/DC Converter 1997  
Design Review: 100W, 400kHz, DC/DC Converter With Current Doubler Synchronous
Rectification Achieves 92% Efficiency
1996  
Design Review: 500 Watt, 40W/in3 Phase Shifted ZVT Power Converter 1993  
Design Review: A 300W, 300KHz Current-Mode Half-Bridge Converter with Multiple
Outputs Using Coupled Inductors
1986  
250 Watt Off-Line Forward Converter — Design Review 1983  

Design Reviews – Functional Circuit Blocks

Title Year White Paper Presentations
Control Challenges for Low Power AC/DC Converters 2014/15
Under the Hood of Flyback SMPS Designs 2010/11
Designing an LLC Resonant Half-Bridge Power Converter 2010/11
Power Factor Correction Using the Buck Topology —
Efficiency Benefits and Practical Design Considerations
2010/11
Under the Hood of a DC/DC Boost Converter 2008/09
An Interleaving PFC Pre-Regulator for High-Power Converters 2006/07
Designing High-Power Factor Off-Line Power Supplies 2002  
Under the Hood of Low-Voltage DC/DC Converters 2002  
Design And Application Guide for High Speed MOSFET Gate Drive Circuits 2001  
High-Efficiency, Regulated Charge Pumps for High Current Applications 2001  
Unique Cascaded Power Converter Topology For High Current Low Output Voltage Applications 2000  
Current Sensing Solutions for Power Supply Designers 1997  
Design Considerations for Active Clamp and Reset Technique 1996  
A 250kHz, 500W Power Factor Correction Circuit Employing Zero Voltage Transitions 1994  
Active Clamp and Reset Technique Enhances Forward Converter Performance 1994  
Snubber Circuits: Theory, Design and Application 1993  
Designing a Phase Shifted Zero Voltage Transition (ZVT) Power Converter 1993  
Load Sharing with Paralleled Power Supplies 1991  
Practical Considerations in High Performance MOSFET, IGBT, and MCT Gate Drive Circuits 1991  
Optimizing the Design of a High Power Factor Switching Preregulator 1990  
Practical Considerations in Current Mode Power Supplies 1986  
Line Input AC to DC Conversion and Input Filter Capacitor Selection 1983  

Specific Power Topologies

Title Year White Paper Presentations
Under the Hood of a Multiphase Synchronous Rectified Boost Converter 2014/15
Exposing the Inner Behavior of a Quasi-Resonant Flyback Converter 2012/13
Design and Optimization of a High-Performance LLC Converter 2012/13
Under the Hood of Flyback SMPS Designs 2010/11
Incorporating Active-Clamp Technology to Maximize Efficiency in Flyback and Forward Designs 2010/11
Designing an LLC Resonant Half-Bridge Power Converter 2010/11
Power Factor Correction Using the Buck Topology —
Efficiency Benefits and Practical Design Considerations
2010/11
Dual Half-Bridge DC/DC Converter with Wide-Range ZVS and Zero Circulating Current 2010/11
Under the Hood of a DC/DC Boost Converter 2008/09
An Interleaving PFC Pre-Regulator for High-Power Converters 2006/07
Interleaving Contributes Unique Benefits to Forward and Flyback Converters 2004/05  
Designing High-Power Factor Off-Line Power Supplies 2002  
Achieving High-Efficiency with a Multi-Output CCM Flyback Supply Using Self-Driven
Synchronous Rectifiers
2002  
Under the Hood of Low-Voltage DC/DC Converters 2002  
Unique Cascaded Power Converter Topology For High Current Low Output Voltage Applications 2000  
A Unique Four Quadrant Flyback Converter 1997  
Design Review: 140W, Multiple Output High Density DC/DC Converter 1997  
Design Review: 100W, 400kHz, DC/DC Converter With Current Doubler Synchronous
Rectification Achieves 92% Efficiency
1996  
Design Considerations for Active Clamp and Reset Technique 1996  
A 250kHz, 500W Power Factor Correction Circuit Employing Zero Voltage Transitions 1994  
Active Clamp and Reset Technique Enhances Forward Converter Performance 1994  
Designing a Phase Shifted Zero Voltage Transition (ZVT) Power Converter 1993  
Isolating the Control Loop 1990  
Design Review: 150 Watt Current-Mode Flyback 1986  
Switching Power Supply Topology Review 1984  

Power Factor Correction

Title Year White Paper Presentations
GaN FET-Based CCM Totem-Pole Bridgeless PFC 2014/15
A Design Review of a Full-Featured 350-W Offline Power Converter 2012/13
Advanced Digital Controls Improve PFC Performance 2012/13
Power Factor Correction Using the Buck Topology —
Efficiency Benefits and Practical Design Considerations
2010/11
High Power Factor and High Efficiency — You Can Have Both 2008/09
An Interleaving PFC Pre-Regulator for High-Power Converters 2006/07
Designing a Digital Power Supply 2006/07
Designing High-Power Factor Off-Line Power Supplies 2002  
A 250kHz, 500W Power Factor Correction Circuit Employing Zero Voltage Transitions 1994  
Optimizing the Design of a High Power Factor Switching Preregulator 1990  
High Power Factor Preregulator for Off-Line Power Supplies 1988  

Full-Bridge Power Stage

Title Year White Paper Presentations
A Design Review of a Full-Featured 350-W Offline Power Converter 2012/13
Dual Half-Bridge DC/DC Converter with Wide-Range ZVS and Zero Circulating Current 2010/11
Designing a Digital Power Supply 2006/07
Design Review: 100W, 400kHz, DC/DC Converter With Current Doubler Synchronous
Rectification Achieves 92% Efficiency
1996  
Designing a Phase Shifted Zero Voltage Transition (ZVT) Power Converter 1993  
Design Review: 500 Watt, 40W/in3 Phase Shifted ZVT Power Converter 1993  
Fixed-Frequency, Resonant-Switched Pulse Width Modulation with Phase-Shifted Control 1991  

Half-Bridge Power Stage

Title Year White Paper Presentations
Design and Optimization of a High-Performance LLC Converter 2012/13
Designing an LLC Resonant Half-Bridge Power Converter 2010/11
Dual Half-Bridge DC/DC Converter with Wide-Range ZVS and Zero Circulating Current 2010/11
Design Review: A 300W, 300KHz Current-Mode Half-Bridge Converter with Multiple
Outputs Using Coupled Inductors
1986  

Isolated Forward Designs

Title Year White Paper Presentations
Incorporating Active-Clamp Technology to Maximize Efficiency in Flyback and Forward Designs 2010/11
Design Review: A Step-By-Step Approach to AC Line-Powered Converters 2004/05  
Interleaving Contributes Unique Benefits to Forward and Flyback Converters 2004/05  
Design Considerations for Active Clamp and Reset Technique 1996  
Active Clamp and Reset Technique Enhances Forward Converter Performance 1994  
250 Watt Off-Line Forward Converter — Design Review 1983  

Push-Pull Power Stage

Title Year White Paper Presentations
Unique Cascaded Power Converter Topology For High Current Low Output Voltage Applications 2000  
Design Review: 140W, Multiple Output High Density DC/DC Converter 1997  

Isolated Flyback Designs

Title Year White Paper Presentations
Control Challenges for Low Power AC/DC Converters 2014/15
Exposing the Inner Behavior of a Quasi-Resonant Flyback Converter 2012/13
Under the Hood of Flyback SMPS Designs 2010/11
Incorporating Active-Clamp Technology to Maximize Efficiency in Flyback and Forward Designs 2010/11
Green-Mode Power by the Milli-Watt 2006/07
Interleaving Contributes Unique Benefits to Forward and Flyback Converters 2004/05  
Achieving High-Efficiency with a Multi-Output CCM Flyback Supply Using Self-Driven
Synchronous Rectifiers
2002  
A Unique Four Quadrant Flyback Converter 1997  
Design Considerations for Active Clamp and Reset Technique 1996  
Design Review: 150 Watt Current-Mode Flyback 1986  

Non-Isolated Boost

Title Year White Paper Presentations
Under the Hood of a Multiphase Synchronous Rectified Boost Converter 2014/15
Under the Hood of a DC/DC Boost Converter 2008/09
Designing High-Power Factor Off-Line Power Supplies 2002  

Low-Voltage, Non-Isolated Buck

Title Year White Paper Presentations
Choosing the Right Fixed Frequency Buck Regulator Control Strategy 2014/15
Choosing the Right Variable Frequency Buck Regulator Control Strategy 2014/15
Feedback in the Fast Lane — Modeling Extending Current-Mode Control in High-Frequency Converters 2006/07
Compensating DC/DC Converters with Ceramic Output Capacitors 2004/05  
Under the Hood of Low-Voltage DC/DC Converters 2002  
Unique Cascaded Power Converter Topology For High Current Low Output Voltage Applications 2000  
Fueling the Megaprocessors — Empowering Dynamic Energy Management 1996  

Driving Power MOSFETs

Title Year White Paper Presentations
Design And Application Guide for High Speed MOSFET Gate Drive Circuits 2001  
Practical Considerations in High Performance MOSFET, IGBT, and MCT Gate Drive Circuits 1991  

Power Supply Control Techniques

Title Year White Paper Presentations
LLC Converter Small Signal Modeling 2014/15
Choosing the Right Fixed Frequency Buck Regulator Control Strategy 2014/15
Choosing the Right Variable Frequency Buck Regulator Control Strategy 2014/15
Control Challenges for Low Power AC/DC Converters 2014/15
Exposing the Inner Behavior of a Quasi-Resonant Flyback Converter 2012/13
Design and Optimization of a High-Performance LLC Converter 2012/13
Applying Digital Technology to PWM Control-Loop Designs 2008/09
Green-Mode Power by the Milli-Watt 2006/07
Interleaving Contributes Unique Benefits to Forward and Flyback Converters 2004/05  
Frequency Response Measurements for Switching Power Supplies 2000  
A More Accurate Current-Mode Control Model 2000  
Fueling the Megaprocessors — Empowering Dynamic Energy Management 1996  
Design Review: 100W, 400kHz, DC/DC Converter With Current Doubler Synchronous
Rectification Achieves 92% Efficiency
1996  
Control Loop Cookbook 1996  
Fixed-Frequency, Resonant-Switched Pulse Width Modulation with Phase-Shifted Control 1991  
Isolating the Control Loop 1990  
Average Current Mode Control of Switching Power Supplies 1990  
Current-Mode Control of Switching Power Supplies 1985  

Feedback Loop Compensation

Title Year White Paper Presentations
LLC Converter Small Signal Modeling 2014/15
Choosing the Right Fixed Frequency Buck Regulator Control Strategy 2014/15
Choosing the Right Variable Frequency Buck Regulator Control Strategy 2014/15
Feedback in the Fast Lane — Modeling Extending Current-Mode Control in High-Frequency Converters 2006/07
Compensating DC/DC Converters with Ceramic Output Capacitors 2004/05  
Designing Stable Control Loops 2001  
Frequency Response Measurements for Switching Power Supplies 2000  
The Right-Half-Plane Zero — A Simplified Explanation 1986  
Control Loop Cookbook 1996  
Closing the Feedback Loop 1984  

System Level Considerations

Title Year White Paper Presentations
Choosing the Right Fixed Frequency Buck Regulator Control Strategy 2014/15
Choosing the Right Variable Frequency Buck Regulator Control Strategy 2014/15
GaN FET-Based CCM Totem-Pole Bridgeless PFC 2014/15
Examining Wireless Power Transfer 2014/15
Input EMI Filter Design for Offline Phase-Dimmable LED Power Supplies 2012/13
Accelerating Power-Supply Compliance to Specification 2012/13
Designing a Solar-Cell-Driven LED Outdoor Lighting System 2010/11
Understanding Noise-Spreading Techniques and their Effects in Switch-Mode Power Applications 2008/09
Improving System Efficiency with a New Intermediate-Bus Architecture 2008/09
High-Voltage Energy Storage: The Key to Efficient Holdup 2008/09
Using PMBus™ for Improved System-Level Power Management 2008/09
Improving Power Supply Efficiency — The Global Perspective 2006/07
Safety Considerations in Power Supply Design 2004/05  
Sequencing Power Supplies in Multiple Voltage Rail Environments 2004/05  
Constructing Your Power Supply — Layout Considerations 2004/05  
Understanding and Optimizing Electromagnetic Compatibility in Switchmode Power Supplies 2002  
Paralleling Power — Choosing and Applying the Best Technique for Load Sharing 2002  
Unique Cascaded Power Converter Topology For High Current Low Output Voltage Applications 2000  
Distributed Power Systems 1993  
Snubber Circuits: Theory, Design and Application 1993  

Digital Controls

Title Year White Paper Presentations
GaN FET-Based CCM Totem-Pole Bridgeless PFC 2014/15
LLC Converter Small Signal Modeling 2014/15
Advanced Digital Controls Improve PFC Performance 2012/13
Designing a Solar-Cell-Driven LED Outdoor Lighting System 2010/11
Using PMBus™ for Improved System-Level Power Management 2008/09
Applying Digital Technology to PWM Control-Loop Designs 2008/09
Software Design for Digital Power Programming 101 for Analog Designers 2006/07
Designing a Digital Power Supply 2006/07

Auxiliary Power Supply Functions

Title Year White Paper Presentations
High-Voltage Energy Storage: The Key to Efficient Holdup 2008/09
Using PMBus™ for Improved System-Level Power Management 2008/09
Sequencing Power Supplies in Multiple Voltage Rail Environments 2004/05  
Paralleling Power — Choosing and Applying the Best Technique for Load Sharing 2002  
High-Efficiency, Regulated Charge Pumps for High Current Applications 2001  
Hot Swap Power Management 2000
Snubber Circuits: Theory, Design and Application 1993  
Load Sharing with Paralleled Power Supplies 1991  

Power Supply Construction

Title Year White Paper Presentations
Input EMI Filter Design for Offline Phase-Dimmable LED Power Supplies 2012/13
Accelerating Power-Supply Compliance to Specification 2012/13
Constructing Your Power Supply — Layout Considerations 2004/05  
Understanding and Optimizing Electromagnetic Compatibility in Switchmode Power Supplies 2002