Power supply design seminars resources

Over 30 years of power expertise

Here at TI, we are passionate about power. Browse through three decades of training content based on topics from our Power Supply Design Seminars (PSDS). Over the years, these seminars have cultivated a reputation for being an essential training opportunity for power supply design engineers. The series provides technical and practical topics which combine new advanced power-supply concepts, basic design principles, and "real-world" application examples. All content is accessible with a myTI login account.

The top 10 resources from the past 30 years

Title
Year
White paper
Presentation
Video
Designing an LLC Resonant Half-Bridge Power Converter 2010
Switch-mode power converter compensation made easy
2016
Under the Hood of Flyback SMPS Designs 2010
Survey of resonant converter topologies 2018
Flyback transformer design considerations of efficiency and EMI 2016
Common mistakes in DC/DC converters and how to fix them 2018
Power-Conversion Techniques for Complying with Automotive Emissions Requirements 2020
Common Mistakes in Flyback Power Supplies and How to Fix Them
2020
Constructing Your Power Supply — Layout Considerations 2004
Power Factor Correction (PFC) Circuit Basics 2020

2020 resources

Title
Year
White paper
Presentation
Video
Power-Conversion Techniques for Complying with Automotive Emissions Requirements 2020
Power Factor Correction (PFC) Circuit Basics 2020
Voltage Regulator Design and Optimization for High-Current, Fast-Slew-Rate Load Transients 2020
Common Mistakes in Flyback Power Supplies and How to Fix Them 2020
Designing a High-Power Bidirectional AC/DC Power Supply Using SiC FETs 2020
Practical EMI Considerations for Low-Power AC/DC Supplies 2020

2016 to 2018 resources

Title
Year
White paper
Presentation
Video
Survey of resonant converter topologies 2018
Common mistakes in DC/DC converters and how to fix them
2018
Considerations for measuring loop gain in power supplies
2018
Control and design challenges for synchronous rectifiers
2018
Comparison of GaN- and silicon FET-based active clamp flyback converters
2018
Power solutions for class-D audio amplifiers
2018
Bidirectional DC/DC converter topology comparison and design 2016
Design of a high-frequency series capacitor buck converter 2016
Design review of 350-W CCM PFC + LLC module 2016
Design review of a 2-kW parallelable power-supply module 2016
Designing low-EMI power converters for industrial & automotive systems 2016
Flyback transformer design considerations of efficiency and EMI 2016
Introduction to isolated topologies 2016
Introduction to USB Type-C & power delivery 2016
Power systems - design tools 2016
Seven things to know about PMBus 2016
SiC and GaN applied to high-frequency power 2016
Switch-mode power converter compensation made easy 2016
Under the hood of a noninverting buck-boost converter 2016

2010 to 2014 resources

Title
Year
White paper
Presentation
Choosing the Right Fixed Frequency Buck Regulator Control Strategy 2014
Choosing the Right Variable Frequency Buck Regulator Control Strategy 2014
Control Challenges for Low Power AC/DC Converters 2014
Examining Wireless Power Transfer 2014
GaN FET-Based CCM Totem-Pole Bridgeless PFC 2014
LLC Converter Small Signal Modeling 2014
Under the Hood of a Multiphase Synchronous Rectified Boost Converter 2014
A Design Review of a Full-Featured 350-W Offline Power Converter 2012
Accelerating Power-Supply Compliance to Specification 2012
Advanced Digital Controls Improve PFC Performance 2012
Design and Optimization of a High-Performance LLC Converter 2012
Exposing the Inner Behavior of a Quasi-Resonant Flyback Converter 2012
Input EMI Filter Design for Offline Phase-Dimmable LED Power Supplies 2012
Practical Magnetic Design: Inductors and Coupled Inductors 2012
Designing a Solar-Cell-Driven LED Outdoor Lighting System 2010
Designing an LLC Resonant Half-Bridge Power Converter 2010
Designing Magnetic Components for Optimum Performance in Low-Cost AC/DC Converter Applications 2010
Dual Half-Bridge DC/DC Converter with Wide-Range ZVS and Zero Circulating Current 2010
Incorporating Active-Clamp Technology to Maximize Efficiency in Flyback and Forward Designs 2010
Power Factor Correction Using the Buck Topology — Efficiency Benefits and Practical Design Considerations 2010
Under the Hood of Flyback SMPS Designs 2010

2004 to 2008 resources

Title
Year
White paper
Presentation
Applying Digital Technology to PWM Control-Loop Designs
2008
High Power Factor and High Efficiency — You Can Have Both
2008
High-Voltage Energy Storage: The Key to Efficient Holdup
2008
Improving System Efficiency with a New Intermediate-Bus Architecture
2008
Under the Hood of a DC/DC Boost Converter
2008
Understanding Noise-Spreading Techniques and their Effects in Switch-Mode Power Applications 2008
Using PMBus™ for Improved System-Level Power Management 2008
An Interleaving PFC Pre-Regulator for High-Power Converters 2006
Designing a Digital Power Supply 2006
Designing Planar Magnetics 2006
Feedback in the Fast Lane — Modeling Extending Current-Mode Control in High-Frequency Converters 2006
Green-Mode Power by the Milli-Watt 2006
Improving Power Supply Efficiency — The Global Perspective  2006
Software Design for Digital Power Programming 101 for Analog Designers 2006
Compensating DC/DC Converters with Ceramic Output Capacitors
2004

Constructing Your Power Supply — Layout Considerations
2004

Design Review: A Step-By-Step Approach to AC Line-Powered Converters
2004

Interleaving Contributes Unique Benefits to Forward and Flyback Converters
2004

Safety Considerations in Power Supply Design
2004

Sequencing Power Supplies in Multiple Voltage Rail Environments
2004

2000 to 2002 resources

Title
Year
White paper
Presentation
Achieving High-Efficiency with a Multi-Output CCM Flyback Supply Using Self-Drive Synchronous Rectifiers 2002

Designing High-Power Factor Off-Line Power Supplies 2002

Paralleling Power — Choosing and Applying the Best Technique for Load Sharing 2002

Transformer and Inductor Design for Optimum Circuit Performance 2002

Under the Hood of Low-Voltage DC/DC Converters 2002

Understanding and Optimizing Electromagnetic Compatibility in Switchmode Power Supplies 2002
Coupled Filter Inductors in Multiple Output Buck Regulators Provide Dramatic Performance Improvement 2001

Deriving the Equivalent Electrical Circuit from the Magnetic Device Physical Properties 2001

Design and Application Guide for High Speed MOSFET Gate Drive Circuits 2001

Designing Stable Control Loops 2001

High-Efficiency, Regulated Charge Pumps for High Current Applications 2001

How to Design a Transformer with Fractional Turns 2001

Magnetics Design Handbook (Complete book) 2001

The Effects of Leakage Inductance on Switching Power Supply Performance 2001

A More Accurate Current-Mode Control Model 2000

Frequency Response Measurements for Switching Power Supplies 2000

Hot Swap Power Management 2000
Unique Cascaded Power Converter Topology For High Current Low Output Voltage Applications 2000

1990s Resources

Title
Year
White paper
A Unique Four Quadrant Flyback Converter 1997
Current Sensing Solutions for Power Supply Designers 1997
Design Review: 140W, Multiple Output High Density DC/DC Converter 1997
Control Loop Cookbook 1996
Design Considerations for Active Clamp and Reset Technique 1996
Design Review: 100W, 400kHz, DC/DC Converter With Current Doubler Synchronous Rectification Achieves 92% Efficiency 1996
Fueling the Megaprocessors — Empowering Dynamic Energy Management 1996
A 250kHz, 500W Power Factor Correction Circuit Employing Zero Voltage Transitions 1994
Active Clamp and Reset Technique Enhances Forward Converter Performance 1994
Design Review: 500 Watt, 40W/in3 Phase Shifted ZVT Power Converter 1993
Designing a Phase Shifted Zero Voltage Transition (ZVT) Power Converter 1993
Distributed Power Systems 1993
Snubber Circuits: Theory, Design and Application 1993
Fixed-Frequency, Resonant-Switched Pulse Width Modulation with Phase-Shifted Control 1991
Load Sharing with Paralleled Power Supplies 1991
Practical Considerations in High Performance MOSFET, IGBT, and MCT Gate Drive Circuits 1991
Average Current Mode Control of Switching Power Supplies 1990
Isolating the Control Loop 1990
Optimizing the Design of a High Power Factor Switching Preregulator 1990

1980s Resources

Title
Year
White paper
High Power Factor Preregulator for Off-Line Power Supplies
1988
Resonant Mode Converter Topologies
1988
Design Review: 150 Watt Current-Mode Flyback 1986
Design Review: A 300W, 300KHz Current-Mode Half-Bridge Converter with Multiple Outputs Using Coupled Inductors 1986
Practical Considerations in Current Mode Power Supplies 1986
The Right-Half-Plane Zero — A Simplified Explanation 1986
Current-Mode Control of Switching Power Supplies 1985
Closing the Feedback Loop 1984
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