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Load switch fundamentals

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Basics of load switches Although load switches are used to turn and turn off your power rails, there are multiple use cases for load switches. Learn the basics in this easy-to-read application note. 
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Timing of load switches
Explore how each condition or feature can alter the timing of a load switch so that the variations can be prepared for.
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Integrated load switches versus discrete MOSFETs
Learn about the many drawbacks and limitations of a discrete switching solution and how they can be overcome with an integrated load switch.
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Features & design help

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Managing inrush current
This application note explores typical causes of inrush current, problems caused by inrush current, and solutions for inrush current featuring integrated load switches.
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Quiescent current vs shutdown current for load switch power consumption
This application note is targeted towards designers using load switches who wish to better understand quiescent and shutdown current in order to maximize battery life.
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Reverse current protection in load switches This application note outlines where reverse current comes from, why it can be harmful to a system, and how to modify a design to provide protection from reverse current in a system. App note
Fundamentals of On-resistance in load switches
Need a primer for On-resistance? Several factors should be taken into consideration when selecting the right device for your system requirements.
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TPS22976 dual-channel load switch in parallel configuration
This application note demonstrates how to use the TPS22976 dual-channel load switch in parallel configuration to achieve lower On-resistance and higher maximum continuous current. App note

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