1st Edition

DC Power Supplies
Power Management and Surge Protection for Power Electronic Systems

ISBN 9781138076914
Published October 12, 2017 by CRC Press
428 Pages 252 B/W Illustrations

USD $89.95

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Book Description

As we increasingly use electronic devices to direct our daily lives, so grows our dependence on reliable energy sources to power them. Because modern electronic systems demand steady, efficient, reliable DC voltage sources—often at a sub-1V level—commercial AC lines, batteries, and other common resources no longer suffice. New technologies also require intricate techniques to protect against natural and manmade disasters. Still, despite its importance, practical information on this critical subject remains hard to find.

Using simple, accessible language to balance coverage of theoretical and practical aspects, DC Power Supplies, Power Management and Surge Protection details the essentials of power electronics circuits applicable to low-power systems, including modern portable devices. A summary of underlying principles and essential design points, it compares academic research and industry publications and reviews DC power supply fundamentals, including linear and low-dropout regulators. Content also addresses common switching regulator topologies, exploring resonant conversion approaches.

Coverage includes other important topics such as:

  • Control aspects and control theory
  • Digital control and control ICs used in switching regulators
  • Power management and energy efficiency
  • Overall power conversion stage and basic protection strategies for higher reliability
  • Battery management and comparison of battery chemistries and charge/discharge management
  • Surge and transient protection of circuits designed with modern semiconductors based on submicron dimension transistors

This specialized design resource explores applicable fundamental elements of power sources, with numerous cited references and discussion of commercial components and manufacturers. Regardless of their previous experience level, this information will greatly aid designers, researchers, and academics who, study, design, and produce the viable new power sources needed to propel our modern electronic world.

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Table of Contents

Review of Fundamentals Related to DC Power Supply Design and Linear Regulators
Simple Unregulated DC Power Supply and Estimating the Essential Component Values
Linear Regulators
Low-Dropout Regulators
Switching Power Supply Topologies and Design Fundamentals
Why Switch Modes: An Overall Approach
Basic Switch-Mode Power Supply Topologies
Applications and Industry-Favorite Configurations
A Few Design Examples and Guidelines
Power Semiconductors
Power Diodes and Thyristors
Gate Turn-Off Thyristors
Bipolar Power Transistors
Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT)
MOS-Controlled Thyristor (MCT)
Resonant Converters and Wireless Power Supplies
Fundamentals of Resonant Converters
Resonant DC-DC Converters
Load Resonant Converters for Contactless Power Supplies
Control Loop Design of DC-to-DC Converters
Feedback Control and Frequency Response
Poles, Zeros, and S-Domain
Stability Using Bode Plots
Linear Regulators’ Feedback and Loop Stability Stability Feedback Loop and Stability of Switch-Mode Power Supplies Digital Control Control Modes of Switch-Mode Converters Power Management
Design Approaches and Specifications
Specifying DC Power Supply Requirements
Loading Considerations
Powering High-Power Processors and ASICs
Off-the-Line Switching Power Supplies
Building Blocks of a Typical Off-the-Line Switching Power Supply
Rectifier Section
Popular Transformer-Isolated Configurations for Off-the-Line Power Supplies and Industry Approaches
Magnetic Components
Output Blocks
Efficiency Improvements and Synchronous Rectification
EMI Reduction
Power Supply Protection
Age-Related Aspects
Testing of Power Supplies
Rechargeable Batteries and Their Management
Battery Terminology
Battery Technologies: An Overview
Lead-Acid Batteries
Nickel Cadmium (NiCd) Batteries
Nickel Metal Hydride Batteries
Lithium-Based Rechargeable Batteries
Reusable Alkaline Batteries
Zn-Air Batteries
Battery Management
Battery Communication and Related Standards
Battery Safety
Protection of Systems from Surges and Transients
Types of Disturbances and Power Quality Issues
Principles of Surge Protection Techniques
Surge Protection Standards and Practices
Practical Design Considerations

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