What Is a DC-DC Converter and How Does It Work?

Learn the basics of what DC/DC converters are and how they work. Power electronic systems form an indispensable part of a huge share of devices we use on a daily basis. Portable electronic devices such as cellphones and laptops do not function without a key power electronic component called the converter.  Due to the vast … Read more

150-1500VDC Input Voltage DC-DC Converter PV Series Designed for 1500V PV Power System

This article shows the advantages and challenges of 1500V PV power system and introduce MORNSUN’s PVxx-29Bxx series power supply. With global non-renewable resources are increasingly scarce, the renewable energy is called upon to increase in all major electricity markets. As a cost-competitive, reliable and sustainable electricity source, Solar PV power has emerged as the dominant … Read more

Using DC-DC Converters in Parallel

This article discusses methods in using two DC-DC converters in parallel operation for better reliability and redundancy for devices. A technique that sets out power supplies in parallel is interesting and feasible which takes advantage in inventory and stocking, product commonality, additional output current, and N+1 redundancy. But, this technique is possible by recognizing the … Read more

Household Energy Storage Systems Power Solution

This article discusses power solutions to simplify design and increase system reliability of household energy storage systems. The intelligent information age greatly increases electricity demand, which, in return, pressures people into seeking for green power generation due to the severe environmental pollution and energy consumption. Solar PV power generation is expected to alleviate the pressure. … Read more

QuasiClass E Achieves Power Control and ZISZVS

This article features power electronics consultants-engineers basic Quasi Class E circuit as first in series approach to HF power conversion and control​. “This is the first in a three-part series describing a novel approach to high frequency (27 MHz) power conversion and control. This article describes the basic Quasi Class E circuit. Part 2 will describe … Read more

Supervisory ICs for Easy Monitoring of Multiple Voltages

This article highlights Analog Devices Inc. supervisory ICs such as LTC2977 monitoring module that consist overvoltage and undervoltage threshold limits. Supervisory ICs are small monitoring modules that, with their own voltage references, can monitor voltage supplies in electronic systems. If the monitored voltage is higher or lower than a set value, an alarm is emitted … Read more

DC/DC Converters: Circuit Analysis–Intro to Predicting Circuit Output

Circuit analysis is a crucial aspect of understanding implementation and converter output as it involves studying various electrical quantities like node voltages and loop currents through calculations. The behavior of DC/DC converters is governed by the interaction of components that help build the circuit. Circuit analysis is a key aspect of understanding the implementation and … Read more

eGaN® FET-Based Synchronous Rectification

This article covers the similarities and differences of Si MOSFETS and eGan FETS that function as a “body diode” as well as their advantages and disadvantages. As GaN-on-Si is becoming more and more popular in DC-DC converter designs, and many design experts have examined the effect of the distinct characteristics of GaN transistors operating as … Read more

DC/DC Converters: Advanced Converter Topologies

Read on for valuable insight into advanced converter topologies, their classification, and how they work. Switch-mode power converters have been used extensively in modern electronics technology across multiple sectors, including industrial, commercial, utility and consumer markets. For low-power DC/DC conversion-based applications, most modern power conversion is accomplished using three major types of power converters – … Read more

DC/DC Converter Applications

Read on to learn more about the applications of DC/DC converters and the pros/cons associated with the same. For several years, switch-mode power converters have been used extensively in modern electronics technology across multiple sectors, including industrial, commercial, utility, and consumer markets. For low-power DC/DC conversion-based applications, most modern power conversion is accomplished using three … Read more