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The DC/DC Book of Knowledge

Electronics design is a vast subject. It's so hard to keep up-to-date with all of the latest trends, developments and markets, and any help we can get is welcome. Of course, we hope that you see DesignSpark as one of your key sources for information about the latest and greatest.

We have some fantastic friends with key expertise in the electronics industry. One of these is RECOM. A worldwide leader in power products, RECOM has published a guide book, named simply the DC/DC Book of Knowledge.

RECOM´s DC/DC Book of Knowledge is a detailed introduction to complexities of DC/DC converter topologies, information about feedback loops, test and measurement, protection, filtering, safety, reliability, constant current drivers and a guide to DC/DC applications. While very technical, RECOM have worked hard to make it easy to read and useable.

RECOM have just published the third edition of the DC/DC Book of Knowledge, which has been enlarged to include an additional chapter on magnetics. The new chapter covers the fundamentals of inductor and transformer magnetics, including terminology, core saturation, air-gapped inductors, core geometry, core losses, the skin effect and proximity effect. It also includes a range of worked examples covering buck and boost DC/DC converter designs, giving the user a guide to correctly dimension the magnetic components and how to calculate the losses in the magnetic core and switching elements.

The chapter continues with DC/DC transformer design, showing how to specify Royer self-oscillating push-pull, forward and flyback transformers, all with worked examples to put the lessons into practical applications.

Alongsides a wealth of more information, the chapter concludes with a short discussion on designing for low EMI and adequate internal core temperature safety margins.

This incredible resource is available to download from RECOM. Click here or on the logo below to visit the website and get your copy today.

Connector Geek is Dave in real life. With over 26 years in the industry, Dave likes talking about connectors almost as much as being a Dad to his two kids. He may still be a kid at heart himself...

3 Jan 2017, 13:41



January 9, 2017 16:13

In the last twenty years I have seen a big change in DC and AC electronics but their have not been as much then in the last five years. I recon that as the future goes on their will be a lot more better changers. So with out saying the DC/DC book of knowledge will be very interesting reading.

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