Understanding Linear Voltage Regulation with Practical Applications
Voltage regulation is at the heart of every electronic system and understanding the balance of cost and performance is a key to ensuring a successful design. While many systems today use complex power management devices to take care of much of the task of providing stable DC voltage rails to various subsystems, it is not uncommon to also find individual regulators used for cost advantage or flexibility. This webinar will review the basic concept of voltage regulation, with a narrowing scope toward the use of linear regulators in various applications. It will include a review of how the different types of linear voltage regulators are constructed, and highlight some of these options within the NXP product portfolio. A brief summary of some of the key performance characteristics to consider will conclude the presentation.
In this webinar you will learn about:
- The basic principles of voltage regulation (system level overview)
- Types of linear regulators, including application examples
- How to build a basic discrete zener diode based linear regulator
- Fundamentals of a Shunt Regulator
- Fundamentals of a Low-Dropout Regulator
- Key performance characteristics
Who should attend?
- System Architects and Hardware Developers who work with Power Management schemes (Mobile, Computing, Industrial, etc.)
- Engineering Students
Benjamin Repp, Applications Engineer—General Applications, NXP Semiconductors
Benjamin is currently an Applications Engineer and Regional Marketing team member at NXP Semiconductors. In this role, he is responsible for supporting customers and marketing activities for NXP’s Discrete & Integrated Discrete product portfolios. Prior to NXP, Benjamin was a program manager for computing memory products at Qimonda/Infineon AG in Munich, Germany. He also has several years of experience as a hardware development engineer, focusing on baseband interface and power management systems for Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications. Benjamin holds a BSCE from North Carolina State University.
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