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LTspice Models of ISO 7637-2 & ISO 16750-2 Transients

Dan Eddleman - Senior Applications Engineer Apr 5th 2017
Introduction Simulating the ISO 7637-2 and ISO 16750-2 transients early in the design phase of an automotive product can pinpoint issues that would otherwise come to light during electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing. If a product fails EMC testing, hardware modifications are required, project schedules suffer, and extra ...

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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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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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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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LTspice: SOAtherm Tutorial

Dan Eddleman - Senior Applications Engineer Oct 8th 2014
Verifying that a Hot Swap design does not exceed the capabilities of a MOSFET is a challenge at high power levels. Fortunately, thermal behavior and SOA may be modeled in circuit simulators such as LTspice IV® . The SOAtherm-NMOS symbol included in LTspice contains a collection of MOSFET thermal models developed by Linear ...

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LTspice: Modeling Safe Operating Area Behavior of N-channel MOSFETs

Dan Eddleman - Senior Applications Engineer
Gabino Alonso - Strategic Marketing Engineer
Aug 22nd 2014
Introduction Often the most challenging aspect of Hot Swap™ circuit design is verifying that a MOSFET’s Safe Operating Area (SOA) is not exceeded. The SOAtherm tool distributed with LTspice IV® simplifies this task, allowing a circuit designer to immediately evaluate the SOA requirements of an application and ...

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10A μModule Step-Down Regulator with Advanced Input and Load Protection

Yan Liang - Applications Engineer May 7th 2014
Introduction Bus voltage surges pose a danger not only to the DC/DC converter, but also to the load. Traditional overvoltage protection schemes involving a fuse are not necessarily fast enough, nor dependable enough to protect loads such as FPGAs, ASICs and microprocessors. A better solution is to accurately and quickly detect ...

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Bench Comparison of Two Overvoltage Protection (Crowbar) Methods: MOSFET vs. Silicon Controlled Rectifier

Jason Sekanina - Power Module Design Engineer
Willie Chan - Sr PME Power Modules
Oct 10th 2013
Introduction As electronic sub-systems play a significant role in the reliable and safe operation of the overall product, adding an overvoltage protection circuit around the DC/DC step-down regulator may be advisable to prevent damage to the latest digital logic processors considering their absolute maximum voltage (<2V ...

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Prevent Your Next High Flying Product Launch From Being Grounded

Willie Chan - Sr PME Power Modules May 7th 2013
A small investment in over-voltage protection for high value FPGAs, ASICs, and micro processors could pay dividends in reliability, safety and warranty costs The widening gap between the 24V-28V intermediate bus commonly found in industrial, aerospace and defense systems and the input supply voltages of modern digital processors ...

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LTM4641 TechClips - Efficiency, Output Overvoltage Protection, Overcurrent Protection and More

Afshin Odabaee - Business Manager - uModule Power Products Feb 6th 2013
The LTM4641 is a 4.5V to 38V input, 0.6V to 6V output, 10A step-down μModule® regulator with comprehensive electrical and thermal protection for loads such as processors, ASICs and high-end FPGAs. The LTM4641 μModule regulator monitors input voltage, output voltage and temperature conditions. If any user-adjustable ...

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