App note: Load switches for mobile and computing applications

App note from Nexperia presenting simple load switches in mobile and computing applications. Link here (PDF) There are several reasons why a circuit or subsystem is required to be disconnected from the power supply using a load switch. A very simple and very common reason is that it helps saving power. An unpowered subsystem can […]

App note: The load switch – Selection and use of ecoSWITCH(TM) products

ecoSWITCH(TM) from ON Semiconductors offers space saving solution on power distribution system. Link here (PDF) Load switches play an important part in the management of supply domains and the protection of the loads they supply. Loads switches are often used for power sequencing, standby load leakage reduction, and inrush current control. Integrated ecoSWITCH products deliver […]

App note: Load switches: What are they, why do you need them and how do you choose the right one?

Application report from Texas Instruments on load switches to simplify power supply design. Link here (PDF) Integrated load switches are electronic relays that can be used to turn on and turn off power supply rails in systems. Load switches offer many other benefits to the system and can include protection features that are often difficult […]

App note: using MOSFETs in load switch applications

App note(PDF) from ON Semiconductor. The load switch is controlled by the system, and connects or disconnects a voltage rail to a specific load. By turning unused circuitry off, the system as a whole can run more efficiently. The load switch provides a simple means to power a load when it is in demand and […]