Damping of Power-Converter Front-End Averaging Filters
Design How-To 7/29/2002 Post a comment
The performance of an LC averaging filter at the input stage of an off-line power converter, with and without additional damping, is compared under common transient disturbances. Results suggest that the bulky and costly damping may not be justified for the improvement in performance.
In Design Closure, Timing Isn't Everything
Design How-To 7/15/2002 Post a comment
While timing closure remains a key component of chip design, correct
timing is only one of several design parameters. TechOnLine's Jim
Lipman explains why he thinks EDA tool vendors need to put more effort
into developing high-level tools to help designers meet power and other design specifications.