Article published in EDN By Steve Taranovich on July 21 2014 : Fairchild acquisition of Xsens

Learning of the Xsens acquisition significantly reinforces my faith in Fairchild’s MEMS and sensor offerings and is in tune with what they have been promising. This is a really powerful step for the company transformation and a chance to restore the Fairchild brand to its former excellence in the el[......]

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Designing the Resistor-Capacitor-Diode (RCD) Snubber of a Flyback Converter

snubber of flyback fig 1

Consisting of very few components, Flyback circuitry is one of the simplest topologies. It is a very popular choice for low- and medium-power applications such as battery chargers, adapters, DVD players and LED drivers. However, regardless of its circuit simplicity, the design of a reliable Flyback[......]

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Separate Pain from Gain: How to Select Power Discretes

With so many power discretes to choose from, how can you be sure you’re using the right one? The following suggestions can help you realize the “gain” of truly energy-efficient choices without enduring the “pain” of comparing performance claims.

Understand Your Market

Different regions have di[......]

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