supply design, as with most realms of circuit design, is largely pre-packaged in the form of an integrated circuit
(with a handful of capacitors and maybe an inductor) or a complete module. Of those applications where a power
supply needs to be designed from scratch, there is still a large cache of off-the-shelf components that makes
integrations a relatively simple matter, once you know what your specifications are. The resources listed here
should help to get you through any power supply design scenario. If you cannot find what you need, call one of the
companies and ask for some guidance. Most are willing to give some help.
Power Supply Manufacturers & Service
Power Supply Design Books
|+12V/-12V Power Supply Unit | hobby_elec.piclist.com/e_ckt19.htm
From Seiichi Inoue.
Ar/Kr Ion Laser Power Supply
Design | repairfaq.ece.drexel.edu/sam/laserapd.htm
By Samuel M. , Drexel University.
Basic Power Supply Application Guide | mcitransformer.com/i_notes.html
From MCI Transformer Corporation.
Building a Power Supply That
Works | maxim-ic.com/appnotes.cfm/an_pk/1897
This article provides complete information for a first DC-DC power supply design. It is the
result of success and failure by the author on dozens of power-supply designs.
Control Method for Low-Voltage DC
Power Supply in Battery - Powered Systems with Power Management |
Abstract by Barry Arbetter and Dragan Maksimovic.
Digital Controller Chip Set for Isolated DC Power Supplies |
Abstract by Aleksandar Prodic, Dragan
Maksimovic and Robert W. Erickson.
Efficiency of Power Supplies in the Active
Mode | efficientpowersupplies.org
Created by EPRI Solutions Inc. and Ecos Consulting to initiate a global dialogue about energy
efficient power supplies.
HeNe Laser Power Supply
Design | repairfaq.ece.drexel.edu/sam/laserhpd.htm
By Samuel M. , Drexel University.
How2Power.com | how2power.com
searches. Users can look for power design information as it relates to specific application areas, or
narrow their searches by focusing on particular power supply functions, design disciplines, power
converter topologies, component types, or environmental requirements. A popular topics search locates
frequently sought-after design information on subjects such as energy efficiency, power factor correction,
and LED lighting.
How To Layout a Power Supply | smpstech.com/mtblog/how_to_layout_a_power_supply.html
From a power supply design blog, by Jerrold Foutz.
Improve Power Supply Performance and Safety Using Remote Sensing and Remote Disable
White paper from Electronic Design magazine.
Improved Power Supply Rejection
For IC Linear Regulators | maxim-ic.com/appnotes.cfm/an_pk/883
This article presents three methods for improving the power supply
rejection ratio (PSRR) for LDOs.
Intelligent Power Supplies Design Center | microchip.com/stellent/idcplg?IdcService=SS_GET_PAGE&nodeId=2524¶m=en025401
Information from Microchip Technology, Inc.
Linear Power Supply Design
Data from Elliott Sound Products.
Notes on the Troubleshooting and
Repair of Small Switchmode Power Supplies |
By Samuel M. Goldwasser, Drexel University.
Power Supply and Ground Design
for a WiFi Transceiver | maxim-ic.com/appnotes.cfm/an_pk/3630
A solid RF layout begins with understanding the fundamentals of board
stack-up, supply routing, and grounding. This discussion addresses these fundamentals, and offers some
practical, design-proven guidelines on power supply routing, supply bypassing, and grounding techniques to
maximize the performance of any RF design.
Power Supply Circuit Design Subelement Task Descriptions
By Jerrold Foutz.
Power Supply Circuit Development
Estimating Aid An Expert System Application | smpstech.com/papers/fout88a.htm
Abstract by Jerrold Foutz.
Power Supply (PS) Circuit Diagrams |
From Electronics Zone.
Power Supply Design | my.integritynet.com.au/purdic/power1.html
Ian Purdie's Amateur Radio Tutorial Pages.
Power Supply Design Basics | st.com/stonline/books/pdf/docs/1707.pdf
Application note from SGS-THOMSON Microelectronics, by P. Antoniazzi.
Power Supply Design Tutorial | smps.us/power-supply.html
By Lazar Rosenblat.
Power Supply Engineer's Guide
to Calculate Dissipation for MOSFETs in High-Power Supplies |
Abstract by Maxim Integrated Products,
Power Supply Fundamentals &
Recommendations | silentpcreview.com/article28-page1.html
From Silent PC Review, by Mike Chin.
Power Webench | national.com/appinfo/power/webench
Online Power Supply Design tool from National Semiconductor Corporation.
SFX12V Power Supply Design Guide | formfactors.org/developer/specs/SFX12V_PSDGr3_
From Intel Corporation.
Simple 5V Power Supply for
Digital Circuits | tkk.fi/Misc/Electronics/circuits/psu_5v.html
By Tomi Engdahl.
SMPS Switching Power Supply Design and Selection | smps.us
Switched Mode Power Supply Notes
By Brad Suppanz.
Switching-Mode Power Supply Design |
Tutorial from SMPS Technology Knowledge Base by Jerrold Foutz.
Topology Selection of the Output Converter
in an Offline Switching Power Supply | smps.us/Topologyselector.pdf
By Lazar Rozenblat.
White LED Power Supply Design
Techniques | focus.ti.com/lit/wp/slva130/slva130.pdf
By Oliver Nachbaur, from Texas Instruments.