Colin Warwick

Design a Smaller, Lighter, and Lower Cost Switched-Mode Power Supply

Blog Post created by Colin Warwick Employee on Jan 18, 2019

Want to find out how to design a smaller, lighter, and lower cost switched-mode power supply? Please register for our Keysight Engineering Education (KEE) Webinar on this topic, that we will present on Wednesday January 30th 2019, 10AM Pacific/1PM Eastern.


Bring your questions to our live Q&A session!


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Engineers building switched-mode power supplies into their systems are demanding lower cost, smaller size, and lighter weight. In general, faster switching speed – high di/dt in the industry jargon -- enables smaller, lighter, and cheaper versions to be made. Learn how to identify and control the post-layout parasitic effects that degrade switched-mode power supply performance to design a more efficient switched-mode power supply.   

Three Key Learnings: 

  • Understand the limitations to traditional switched-mode power supply design. 
  • Learn to identify spike voltages induced across layout parasitics. 
  • Know how and why to do post-layout analysis before sending the layout to fabrication.

Hope to see you there!