• on Education & Information
  • Published in issue 6/2008 on page 40
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Cool power

Switch Mode Power Supplies: an introduction

Cool power
Switch Mode Power Supplies (SMPS) are often too quickly put aside because of their complexity. This article presents an overview to SMPS technology and a brief description of the most widely used topologies, but in a practical way, trying to demystify the topic and encourage the electronics hobbyist to start developing his own 'switchers', or at least know how to choose the right topology for a given application.
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