sam.moshiri Posted March 1 Report Share Posted March 1 A DC-to-DC converter is one of the most commonly used circuits in electronics, especially in power supply applications. There are three major types of DC-to-DC converters (non-isolated): Buck, Boost, and Buck-Boost. Sometimes a buck converter is also called a step-down converter and a boost converter is also called a step-up converter. In this article/video, I introduce an adjustable 5A DC-to-DC converter circuit that uses an advanced chip, made by Texas Instruments, which is TPS5450. It’s a high-frequency and efficient buck converter chip that provides tight voltage regulation. I have followed several PCB design rules to ensure low noise, low EMI, and high stability of the output voltage. To design the schematic and PCB, I used Altium Designer 23 and shared the project with my friends using Altium-365. The fast component search engine (Octopart) allowed me to quickly consider components’ information and also generate the BOM. To get high-quality fabricated boards, I sent the Gerber files to PCBWay and tested the circuit for output stability and noise, using a DC load, a multimeter, and an oscilloscope. Soon later, I will also perform the step-response test and demonstrate the results. Specifications Input Voltage: 5.5V to 36V Output Voltage: 1.22Vmin to 31Vmax (variable) Output Current (continuous): 5A Output Current (peak, short time): 6A Maximum Output Drop: 22mV (5A load) Output Noise: 14mVp-p (no load), 50mVp-p (5A load), 20MHz-BW References Full Article, Downloading PCB, Direct Order: https://www.pcbway.com/project/shareproject/5A_35V_Adjustable_Switching_Power_Supply_760ba488.html : TPS5450: https://octopart.com/tps5450ddar-texas+instruments-7105511?r=sp : SS56: https://octopart.com/ss56bf-hf-comchip-107339894?r=sp : 3590-S2: https://octopart.com/3590s-2-502l-bourns-112621?r=sp Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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