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What is an AC/DC converter?
An AC/DC converter is an electrical device for converting alternating current (AC) into direct current (DC).
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2009-09-17 High-reliability DC/DC converters fit military apps
The high-reliability 28V DC/DC converters are designed for military applications and offer extended input range.
2006-08-16 High-performance delta-sigma ADCs ease converters' limitations
The integration of ADCs and CPUs has forced IC manufacturers to replace transistor-level design with VHDL code, synthesis and standard-cell libraries. This has resulted in lower-performance analog circuitry.
2009-05-08 High voltage, low noise, DC/DC converters
This application note describes a variety of circuits featuring outputs from 200V to 1,000V with output noise below 100?V measured in a 100MHz bandwidth.
2002-01-01 Harmonics suppression with static synchronous converters
Using a power conditioner, designers can manipulate pulse-pattern generators with the help of an assembler programmed PC.
2004-03-04 Group-Tek voltage converters have 1mA leakage
Group-Tek Electronics' DC05U091S dc-dc converters feature 70 to 85 percent efficiency and 1 percent line regulation.
2003-07-31 Galaxis deploys Conexant solutions on latest TV converters
Galaxis Technologies AG has selected Conexant Systems Inc.'s CX22490 interactive STB decoder and CX22702 demodulator to be incorporated into its new Freeview digital TV receiver converter products.
2006-03-10 Frequency converters cure 3-phase mains imbalance
Falcon Electric's frequency and phase converters are used for solving the phase imbalance problems encountered when connecting single-phase equipment to a three-phase 400Hz source.
2009-04-22 Flyback converters with the L6561 PFC controller
The L6561, a controller specifically designed for power factor correction (PFC) circuits, may be used in flyback converters as well. This application note describes the different configurations of L6561, and highlights the advantages and disadvantages of each configuration.
2003-10-27 FDK dc-dc converters have 95 percent efficiency
FDK Corp. has announced the availability of the W series of non-isolated point-of-load dc-dc converters.
2015-04-10 Explore internally-insulated packages for power converters
Here is a look at internally-insulated packages, which work by isolating the package from the inside by inserting a ceramic between the die and the backside metal-frame.
2003-04-03 ERG dc/ac converters power VFDs
Endicott Research Group Inc. has released a series of compact dc to dc/ac converters that are used to power vacuum fluorescent displays.
2001-09-21 EMI considerations for dc/dc converters and integrated switching regulators
This application note presents an EMI performance results summary of Power Trends' products tested in accordance with agency specifications.
2007-03-23 Emerson unveils 300W, 642W bus converters
Emerson Network Power launched two intermediate bus converters (IBCs) that can deliver high levels of output power with a conversion efficiency of 97 percent.
2008-10-16 EMC issues for hysteretic converters in LED driving
The use of LEDs in a wide range of lighting applications is rapidly increasing. In order to maximize the efficiency improvements that the LEDs offer they must be driven from switching regulators rather than power hungry linear circuits. One of the most versatile inductive switching topologies is the hysteretic converter. To ensure these converters are used effectively in a fully EMC compliant manner their limitations must be understood.
2007-10-25 Eighth-brick DC/DC converters eye industrial apps
As part of the ongoing expansion of its InQor product range, SynQor introduces a new range of isolated DC/DC converters tailored for the industrial market.
2013-03-05 Dual N-ch MOSFET for mobile device DC-DC converters
The SSM6N58NU is designed for high speed switches in the high-current charging circuits of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
2006-10-11 Dual DC/DC converters offer wide input range
An input range of 3.6-25V makes Linear Tech's new DC/DC converters suitable for regulating power from a wide variety of sources, including four cell batteries, unregulated wall transformers and distributed power supplies.
2009-05-07 Do's and don'ts of applying A/D converters
In many applications, the limitation in the performance of a system lies in how the individual components are used. The ADC can also be considered as a component. Therefore, proper design procedures are necessary to obtain the optimum accuracy.
2007-01-19 DIP converters feature 6kV isolation
The new miniature series of 2W DIP converters from MicroPower Direct touts 6kVdc isolation and low cost.
2010-09-03 DIOFETs up reliability, efficiency of POL converters
The devices monolithically integrate a power MOSFET and anti-parallel Schottky diode into a single die.
2006-05-19 DIN-rail converters serve 24V railway applications
Power-One's EWR1601-6 and EWN2660-6 DIN-rail DC/DC converters deliver up to 125W and 250W, respectively, at 24Vdc.
2016-03-22 Digitally controlled PoL converters operate at -30 to +95C
With their wide operating temperature range, Murata's Okami series of non-isolated PoL DC-DC converters are ideal for networking, computing, telecom and other distributed power applications.
2005-11-16 Differential amp drives high-speed converters
Analog Devices' new AD8352 differential amplifier drives up to 14-bit ADCs at speeds of 180MHz.
2010-07-26 Different methods to drive LEDs using TPS630xx buck-boost converters
This application note describes how to drive LEDs using standard DC/DC converters.
2002-10-18 di/dt quarter-brick converters deliver up to 45A
di/dt Inc. has released the QM48T40 and QM48T45 quarter-brick dc/dc converters that deliver 40A and 45A, respectively.
2002-07-11 di/dt 1/8-brick converters deliver 66W
di/dt Inc. has unveiled its SQM series 20A one-eighth-brick dc/dc converters that are pin-compatible with quarter bricks and are capable of delivering up to 66W.
2013-09-26 DFIG converters to lead market with 1.6% CAGR
IHS predicted that DFIG converters will outpace shipments of full-conversion products to reach more than 9,900 units shipped in 2017.
2009-02-09 Details of output capacitor selection for Pentium II processor converters using the RC5051
Using the calculations provided in this application note enables you to select capacitors that will minimize the total cost, while ensuring that the power still meets the transient requirements under worst case.
2001-04-11 Designing with high-speed analog-to-digital converters
This application note presents some useful guidelines to follow in incorporating high-speed A/D converters in high-performance system designs.
2007-08-06 Designing single-switch, resonant-reset, forward converters
This article describes an improvement to that circuit called the "single transistor, resonant-reset, forward converter," which eliminates the reset winding and a diode.
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