App note: 1 kV SenseFET integrated power switch

App note from ON Semiconductors on their FSL4110LR power switch for SMPS power supplies. Link here (PDF) Some industrial equipment that are supplied from a threephase AC power source such as industrial drives and energy meters often need an auxiliary power supply stage that can provide a regulated low-power DC source for analog and digital […]

App note: Programmable analog functions

Another app note from ON Semiconductors about various digital potentiometers application. Link here (PDF) Analog circuits are made programmable by using digital potentiometers (POTs) to vary the key circuit parameters. This application note provides the analog design engineer with basic reference designs and circuit ideas for controlling the key parameters of analog circuits using digital […]

App note: Digital potentiometer (POT) to control LED brightness

Controlling LED brightness through digital potentiometer and a LED driver from ON Semiconductor. Link here (PDF) Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) require a regulated current, and their brightness is proportional to the current that flows through them. Some LED drivers use an external resistor to set the LED current. A digital POT can replace a discrete resistor […]

App note: Board level application notes for DFN and QFN packages

Board mounting an DFN/QFN (Dual/Quad Flat-Pack No lead) application note from ON Semiconductor. Link here (PDF) The DFN/QFN platform offers a versatility which allows either a single or multiple semiconductor devices to be connected together within a leadless package. These guidelines include printed circuit board mounting pads, solder mask and stencil pattern and assembly process […]

App note: Reduced power dissipation of relay loads

Another app note from ON Semiconductors on using PWM technique to reduce power consumed when latching mechanical relays. Link here (PDF) Integrated circuit driver circuits often use relay loads in their application. Output drivers are a source of power dissipation on the IC. Latching relays can be used to keep sustaining load current at a […]

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: Recommendations to avoid short pulse width issues in HVIC gate driver applications

Application note from ON Semiconductors discussing possible abnormalities on High voltage gate driver when operating on short pulses. Link here (PDF) The High−Voltage Integrated Circuit (HVIC) gate driver family is designed to drive an N−channel MOSFET or IGBT up to 600 V. One of the most common methods to supply power to the high−side gate […]

App note: High voltage inverting buck reduces complexity and board space

App note from ON semiconductors about repurposing a buck converter to produce negative voltages. Link here (PDF) Applications in the electronics industry ranging from sensor−based designs to power amplifiers are periodically faced with the requirement to generate a negative voltage rail. Although many transformer−based designs, charge pumps and other methods have been used to meet […]

App note: High-side smart-FETs with analog current sense

Smart-FETs application from ON Semiconductors. Link here (PDF) This application note describes the structure and design philosophy of ON Semiconductor High Side Smart−FETs, and serves as a guide to understand the operation of the device in specific applications. The scope of this document is limited to Smart−FETs with analog current sense output.

App note: Introduction to the silicon photomultiplier (SiPM)

App note from ON Semiconductors about SiPM sensors, explaining the working principle and primary performance parameters. Link here (PDF) The Silicon Photomultiplier (SiPM) is a sensor that addresses the challenge of sensing, timing and quantifying low-light signals down to the single-photon level. Traditionally the province of the Photomultiplier Tube (PMT), the Silicon Photomultiplier now offers […]

App note: How to maintain USB signal integrity when adding ESD protection

Introducing the eye diagram method in this app note from ON Semiconductors in determining signal integrity of USB lines. Link here (PDF) The Universal Serial Bus (USB) has become a popular feature of PCs, cell phones and other electronic devices. USB makes data transfer between electronic devices faster and easier. USB 2.0 transfers data at […]

App note: Low-side self-protected MOSFET

Integrated fault protected MOSFET app note from ON Semiconductors. Link here (PDF) The ever increasing density and complexity of automotive and industrial control electronics requires integration of components, wherever possible, so as to conserve space, reduce cost, and improve reliability. Integration of protection features with power switches continues to drive new product development. The often […]

App note: Hot plug insertion startup time delay for eFuse

App note from ON semiconductors about time delay on start up in conjunction with eFuse to compensate voltage spikes that can falsely trigger them. Link here (PDF) The eFuse protection devices are used for limiting the system load current in the event of an overload or a short circuit. Many applications employ ON Semiconductor eFuses […]

App note: The four benefits brought by using NCP12600

App note discussing extended features of NCP12600, NCP12600 is a multi-mode controller for offline power supplies by ON Semiconductor. Link here (PDF) Beside the novel multi−mode structure it embarks, the NCP12600 packs a lot of features such as an efficient short−circuit protection architecture, a start−up sequence with a slow switching frequency ramp−up, a fast reset […]

App note: Application of SiC MOSFETs

App note from ON Semiconductors about Silicon Carbide MOSFETs, their difference and gains over Silicon MOSFETs. Link here (PDF) Among the Wide Band Gap materials silicon carbide (SiC) is by far the most mature one. The raw wafer quality has greatly improved over the last years with significant reduction of micro pipes and dislocations. Silicon […]

App note: Interfacing to analog switches: Driving the control input of an analog switch with 1.8 V or lower − Is it safe?

ON Semiconductor’s analog switches let you drive with an input control voltage lower than Vcc. Link here (PDF) Analog switches are everywhere today. Due to their small size and low current consumption, they are popular in portable devices where they are effective in a variety of subsystems including audio and data communications, port connections, and […]

App note: Consideration of self-pollution reduction for electronic systems

App note from ON Semiconductors discussing how locally generated EMI affects its own system and how to prevent it. Link here (PDF) This application note will address the problem of Electro Magnetic Interference (EMI) self pollution in which one part of an electrical systems such as cell phones and consumer electrical products emit radiation that […]

App note: Current sensing power MOSFETs

SENSEFET App note from ON Semiconductors incorporate a current sense inside a power MOSFET, these devices are straight forward calculating for sense resistance and voltage but have trade-offs for smaller current sensing. Link here (PDF) Current sensing power MOSFETs provide a highly effective way of measuring load current in power conditioning circuits. Conceptually simple in […]