App Note: Designing a simple isolated flyback DC to DC converter

Here’s’ a video tutorial from Linear Technology describing how to design a simple flyback DC/DC converter. The video promotes the use of LT’s LT3573 IC, but it also provides information that could be applied to other designs as well.

Isolated power supplies are needed in a wide variety of applications. Galvanic isolation is achieved by isolating two or more circuits using a transformer or optocoupler, and is desirable for many reasons: safety, noise immunity, circuit protection, etc. Traditionally, isolated power supplies use an optocoupler to transfer regulation information across the isolation barrier.

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