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Switch fundamentals

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
Basics of power MUX 
Explore each of the different topologies of Power MUX solutions, different switchover behavior and what
protection features are available
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Basics of ideal diodes  Learn what a ideal diode & Oring controller is, what features are important and how to find your design solution.
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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. 
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 technical article simply explains how to avoid overcurrent or overvoltage transient events and protect your application with a TI eFuse.  Technical article
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.
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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
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 technical article 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. App note

Training videos

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Design & community

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