12 Device and Documentation Support
12.1 Custom Design with WEBENCH Tools
Click here to create a custom design using the LM2596 device with the WEBENCH® Power Designer.
- Start by entering your VIN, VOUT and IOUT requirements.
- Optimize your design for key parameters like efficiency, footprint and cost using the optimizer dial and compare this design with other possible solutions from Texas Instruments.
- WEBENCH Power Designer provides you with a customized schematic along with a list of materials with real time pricing and component availability.
- In most cases, you will also be able to:
- Run electrical simulations to see important waveforms and circuit performance,
- Run thermal simulations to understand the thermal performance of your board,
- Export your customized schematic and layout into popular CAD formats,
- Print PDF reports for the design, and share your design with colleagues.
- Get more information about WEBENCH tools at www.ti.com/webench.
12.2 Receiving Notification of Documentation Updates
To receive notification of documentation updates, navigate to the device product folder on ti.com. In the upper right corner, click on Alert me to register and receive a weekly digest of any product information that has changed. For change details, review the revision history included in any revised document.
12.3 Community Resources
TI E2E™ Online Community TI's Engineer-to-Engineer (E2E) Community. Created to foster collaboration among engineers. At e2e.ti.com, you can ask questions, share knowledge, explore ideas and help solve problems with fellow engineers.
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12.5 Electrostatic Discharge Caution
These devices have limited built-in ESD protection. The leads should be shorted together or the device placed in conductive foam during storage or handling to prevent electrostatic damage to the MOS gates.
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