The importance of sourcing the right passive and discrete components for an SMPS design

The types of active and passive components within a switch module power supply (SMPS) have a big impact on the overall power supply performance of a design.

In this article from Analog Devices, the most important specifications for external passive and active components are covered, including resistors, capacitors, inductors, diodes and MOSFETs. When designing an SMPS, it’s also important to consider and carefully analyze efficiency, heat generated, size, output power and cost. The ADIsimPower, from Analog Devices, is an integrated design tool that can assist in this process. To use, simply enter the design criteria such as price, efficiency, cost and the ability to prioritize amongst board space. Learn more about SMPS active and passive component considerations as well as the ADIsimPower.


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