App note: Understanding switch-mode boost power stages

Boosting DC voltage is required in many applications, like LCD backlight, powering a 5v device with a battery and many more. This app note from Texas Instruments gives a detailed explanation on how it works and how to calculate all your components based on input/output specifications. The report includes detailed steady-stage and small-signal analysis of the boost power […]

App note: High speed USB design guidelines

This app note by Intel covers how to design for high speed USB. It’s full of great tips for your next project. While mainly written for multi-layer motherboard design, we picked up tips on proper termination and routing techniques. We picked up tips on routing and placement guidelines, trace length and spacing, proper termination, plane splits, […]