Designers of circuits for driving cold-cathode fluorescent lamps used to backlight LCD-TV sets must understand the various architectures available and the benefits and drawbacks
of each to optimize the design for cost and performance.
The migration from electromechanical energy metering to solid-state energy metering is driven by demands for advanced functionality, higher accuracy and lower cost. Many of these benefits were discussed in a previous Analog Feedback article (see ...
An understanding of battery-charging fundamentals
and system requirements enable designers to
choose a suitable linear or switch-mode charging
topology and optimize battery performance in the