In the second part of this two-part article, the authors describe how to determine the efficiency losses associated with passive components and how features offered by controller ICs can be used to mitigate SMPS losses.
Power-system designers are continually challenged to maximize the performance of their designs by applying new circuit design techniques and components. But the promise of the “new” can be offset by the perceived risk of trying the “unfamiliar.”...
Digital power solutions make it possible to measure power-stage frequency response in the application, opening the door to new capabilities such as auto-tuning, power-stage diagnosis
and on-the-fly adaptability.