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Solutions Search - Extended Temperature (H & MP) Power Management

High Efficiency Solar MPPT Battery Charger Using LT8611 and AD5245

Perry Faubert - FAE Jul 10th 2017
Introduction Outdoor applications that use solar panels in the range of a few watts often use a microcontroller-based MPPT (Maximum Power Point Tracking)  function to extract the maximum power available over the full range of environmental operating conditions. Many microcontroller-based MPPT solutions designed for ...

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Low Noise Power Supplies Come in Many Flavors: Part 2 - Charge Pump Solutions

Kevin B. Scott - Senior Strategic Marketing Engineer
Amit Lele - Senior Design Engineer
Mar 23rd 2017
Charge pump solutions are often thought to be too noisy for low noise applications. Engineers associate charge pump power supplies with peak-to-peak noise levels in the 20mV to 200mV range. Linear Technology's latest family of regulated charge pump plus linear regulator power supply solutions are inductorless, small size, low ...

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Maximizing Cell Monitoring Accuracy and Data Integrity in Energy Storage Battery Management Systems

Mike Kultgen - Design Director
Greg Zimmer - Senior Product Marketing Engineer
Jan 24th 2017
Grid-connected battery arrays are viable backup and carry-through power sources; application-specific measurement ICs which meet their unique and sophisticated requirements ensure reliable system performance. The use of large-scale battery arrays for backup and carry-through energy storage is getting increasing attention, as ...

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Clever Circuit Improves Efficiency of Charge Pump Plus Linear Regulator Solution

Martin Merchant - Sr. Applications Engineer
Kevin B. Scott - Senior Strategic Marketing Engineer
Oct 4th 2016
In some systems, a charge pump plus linear regulator combination is preferred over an inductor-based switching power supply (with or without a post-regulating linear regulator) for several reasons: design simplicity, less radiated EMI, inductor-phobia, etc. For these applications, Linear Technology has a growing number ...

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Active Battery Cell Balancing

Kevin B. Scott - Senior Strategic Marketing Engineer
Sam Nork - Boston Design Center Manager
Aug 18th 2016
With passive and active cell balancing, each cell in the battery stack is monitored to maintain a healthy battery state of charge (SoC). This extends battery cycle life and provides an added layer of protection by preventing damage to a battery cell due to deep discharging over overcharging. Passive balancing results in all ...

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Passive Battery Cell Balancing

Kevin B. Scott - Senior Strategic Marketing Engineer
Sam Nork - Boston Design Center Manager
Aug 18th 2016
In the automotive and transportation marketplace, large battery stacks provide high output power without producing harmful emissions (i.e. carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons) associated with gasoline-powered combustion engines. Ideally, each individual battery in the stack equally contributes to the system. However, when ...

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No-Opto Isolated Flyback Converters

Jun 10th 2016
The no-opto isolated flyback parts from Linear need no opto-coupler or LT1431 shunt regulator for regulation. They sense the isolated output voltage directly from the primary-side waveform. This simplifies the design, allows for a smaller solution size and only requires one component crossing the isolation barrier. The load, ...

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LTspice: Using Time-Dependent Exponential Sources to Model Transients

Mitchell Lee - Applications Engineer
Gabino Alonso - Strategic Marketing Engineer
May 15th 2016
When working with Surge Stoppers or Hot Swap Controllers, occasionally there is a need to simulate a circuit's behavior with a specified voltage or current transient. These transients are usually modeled using a double exponential waveform characterized by a peak voltage, a rise time (usually 10%–90%), a fall time to 50% ...

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Primer on PowerPath Controllers, Ideal Diodes & Prioritizers

Pinkesh Sachdev - Product Marketing Engineer - Mixed Signal Apr 29th 2016
Electronic systems powered by multiple DC sources are commonplace - they include handheld devices (USB port and battery), portable instruments (wall adapter and battery), and high-availability servers (main and redundant/auxiliary supply rails). Selecting the correct input supply to power the system is not a trivial ...

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LTSpice: Plotting a Parameter Against Something Other Than Time (e.g. Resistance)

Joseph Spencer - Field Applications Engineer
Gabino Alonso - Strategic Marketing Engineer
Mar 25th 2016
A common use for LTSpice® is to run a time domain transient analysis where a parameter (e.g. voltage or current) can be plotted against time. Occasionally, you may wish to know the behavior of a circuit versus another parameter such as resistance. This can be done by using the “.measure” and “.step” ...

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A New Era in Space Products - Radiation Tolerant

T.J. Fure - Product Marketing Manager
Gabino Alonso - Strategic Marketing Engineer
Mar 23rd 2016
Recent developments have made doing business in space ever more achievable to a broadening base of companies. A market previously consisting solely of major defense contractors and national governments has been disrupted by a growing list of commercial companies determined to deploy an enterprise beyond the confines of our terrestrial ...

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Powering Altera Arria 10 FPGA and Arria 10 SoC: Tested and Verified Power Management Solutions

Afshin Odabaee - Business Manager - uModule Power Products Feb 19th 2016
Design Note DN549: Introduction FPGA development kits allow system developers to evaluate an FPGA without having to design a complete system. Figures 1 and 2 show Altera’s new 20nm Arria 10 FPGAs and Arria 10 SoCs (System-on-Chip) development boards. These boards are tested and verified by Altera, exemplifying best design ...

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Achieving Low On-Resistance with Guaranteed SOA in High Current Hot Swap Applications

Dan Eddleman - Senior Applications Engineer
Gabino Alonso - Strategic Marketing Engineer
Jul 29th 2015
Introduction The requirement for live insertion and removal in high current backplane applications demands MOSFETs that exhibit both low on-resistance during steady state operation and high Safe Operating Area (SOA) for transient conditions. Often, modern MOSFETs optimized for low on-resistance are unsuitable for high SOA Hot ...

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LT3752/LT8311 48Vin, 24Vout Active Clamp Forward Converter with High Light Load Efficiency

Fei Guo - Apps Engineer
Gabino Alonso - Strategic Marketing Engineer
Feb 11th 2015
The LT3752 includes a number of programmable features that make it suitable for this application. For instance, programmable delays between various gate signals is used to prevent cross-conduction and to optimize efficiency, and programmable turn-on current spike blanking (adaptive leading edge blanking plus programmable extended ...

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LT3798/LT8309 5V, 2A Energy Star Compliant Isolated Converter

Jesus Rosales - Applications Engineer
Gabino Alonso - Strategic Marketing Engineer
Feb 10th 2015
The focus of this circuirt was to take a design based on the LT®3798 and make it Energy Star Compliant; reduce no load, standby power to less than 300mW. That was achieved by adding the components highlighted in the dotted line box in the schematic inside the primary side. This circuit is simply a switch that removes ...

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Surge Stoppers Ease MIL-STD-1275D Compliance

Dan Eddleman - Senior Applications Engineer Nov 25th 2014
Introduction A military vehicle is a tough environment for electronics, where the potential for damaging power supply fluctuations is high. U.S. Department of Defense MILSTD- 1275D sets down the requirements for electronics when powered from a 28V supply, ensuring that electronics survive in the field. MIL-STD-1275D compliance ...

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LT3752/LT8311 240W Isolated Forward Converter

Randyco Prasetyo - Applications Engineer Jul 28th 2014
The LT3752 includes a number of programmable features that make it suitable for this application. For instance, programmable delays between various gate signals is used to prevent cross-conduction and to optimize efficiency, and programmable turn-on current spike blanking (adaptive leading edge blanking plus programmable extended ...

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LT4321/LT4275 LTPoE++/PoE+/PoE PD Controller TechClips

Oct 24th 2013
Power over ethernet is a continuing trend in the Ethernet world. The current IEEE standard allows for up to 25.5W of PD input power. LTPoE++ is Linear Technology's solution to meet the demand for greater power with 38.7W, 52.7W, 70W and 90W power levels. Heat generated by Power Over Ethernet powered device (PD) is a design ...

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Active Bridge Rectifiers Reduce Heat Dissipation within PoE Security Cameras

Ryan Huff - PoE Applications Engineer Oct 1st 2013
Introduction Power over Ethernet (PoE) has been embraced by the video surveillance industry as a solution to an age-old problem: complicated cabling. For instance, a basic, traditional fixed-view security camera requires two cables: one for power (10W to 15W from a 24V AC or 12V DC), and a separate, coax cable for the video ...

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High Voltage Inverting Charge Pump Produces Low Noise Positive and Negative Supplies

Martin Merchant - Sr. Applications Engineer Oct 1st 2012
Introduction Dual-polarity supplies are commonly needed to operate electronics such as op amps, drivers, or sensors, but there is rarely a dual-polarity supply available at the point of load. The LTC®3260 is an inverting charge pump (inductorless) DC/DC converter with dual low noise LDO regulators that can produce positive ...

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