Notebook PC power adapter design

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Notebook PC power adapter design

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Our integrated circuits and reference designs help you create notebook personal computer (PC) power adapter designs with high-power density and higher efficiency to meet Energy Star® standards at a competitive cost.

Design requirements

Modern notebook PC power adapter designs often require:

  • Lower standby power and leakage current.
  • Protection for voltage, current and short circuit.
  • Wider input voltage range with low total harmonic distortion (THD) throughout load and line.

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Analog Design Journal Design a transition-mode, bridgeless PFC with a standard PFC controller 11 Nov 2014
More literature Increasing Power Density With Active Clamp Flyback (UCC28780) 10 May 2022
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Technical articles 48V systems: Design considerations for a typical auxiliary power inverter 08 Jul 2015
Technical articles Four design tips to obtain 2MHz switching frequency 03 Oct 2016
Analog Design Journal MOSFET power losses and how they affect power-supply efficiency 02 Feb 2016
More literature Exceeding Modern Energy Standards with 'Always On' PFC and LLC Controllers​ (Rev. B) 01 Aug 2019

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