Battery Management Deep Dive On-demand Technical Training
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Battery Management Deep Dive On-demand Technical Training

This is a great collection of on-demand training on battery management solutions from Texas Instruments. TI's battery experts have decades of experience. Their battery scientists bring cutting-edge solutions for new battery chemistries & technologies, from charging, gauging,...

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LTC4380 Overvoltage Protection
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LTC4380 Overvoltage Protection

Thomas Scherer @ elektormagazine.com writes: When it comes to protecting sensitive circuitry from potentially damaging over-voltage spikes and supply surges we usually resort to networks of coils, capacitors, resistors and suppression diodes to iron out the transients. The LTC4380...

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UsbSafe² – Programmable dongle for protecting USB devices from USB hosts and chargers
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UsbSafe² – Programmable dongle for protecting USB devices from USB hosts and chargers

USB connections can transfer both information and power. UsbSafe² is a device for protecting USB-connected hardware from both excessive voltage, current and unauthorized data access. Unfortunately, the practice of “juice jacking” (accessing data from a device connected to a...

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Single transistor provides short-circuit protection
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Single transistor provides short-circuit protection

Keith Szolusha@ edn.com writes: In certain dc/dc-converter applications, on-chip, cycle-by-cycle current limit may be insufficient protection to prevent a failure during a short circuit. A nonsynchronous boost converter provides a direct path from the input to the short circuit...

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Protecting the USB from over voltage and overcurrent threats
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Protecting the USB from over voltage and overcurrent threats

An application note from Littelfuse about USB protection. This application note addresses the various requirements for protecting the Universal Serial Bus (USB) from overcurrent and overvoltage environmental threats. The solutions presented cover both USB 1.1 and the higher speed USB...

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Protection Methods for Automotive Electronics Circuits
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Protection Methods for Automotive Electronics Circuits

Jim Colby @ edn-europe.com discuss how to protect your circuits on automotive enviroment: Along with the ever increasing drive for improved gas mileage, automobile manufacturers are striving to make their vehicles safer with each new design iteration. The safety features that are now...

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Circuit adds foldback-current protection
Power supply

Circuit adds foldback-current protection

by Rafael Garcia-Gil @ edn.com: For many applications that require power-supply currents of a few amperes or less, three-terminal adjustable-output linear voltage regulators, such as National Semiconductor's LM317, offer ease of use, low cost, and full on-chip overload protection. The...

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