Tag: Power Supplies

Measuring the Current Draw of a Device with Multiple Power Buses

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Measuring the Current Draw of a Device with Multiple Power Buses

Bill Griffith 2018.09.28

When designing a device, knowing the current consumed is essential for protecting the device. As the design progresses knowing the energy consumed becomes more critical for sizing batteries and power

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Linear vs. Switching Power Supplies

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Linear vs. Switching Power Supplies

Bill Griffith 2018.09.28

Linear and switching topologies each have their own strengths and weaknesses. Some clever design work has been put into each of these topologies to mitigate their weaknesses. While additional circuitr

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Using Output Lists on a Multiple Output Power Supply

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Using Output Lists on a Multiple Output Power Supply

Bill Griffith 2018.09.27

List mode allows a power supply to act like a digital to analog converter, DAC. When using a power supply with multiple outputs the lists can be synchronized. The most common application is ramp each

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