Power management learning     resources 

Recommended learning resources to supplement power management
curricula and the classroom

Recommended materials for power management (English language)

Introduction to Power Management

by Dr. Ali Shirsavar, Biricha Digital Power Ltd
A quick overview of the basic principles of power management. This is a useful guide to have on hand for educators and students alike when teaching or learning power management.

Introduction to Power Topologies

by Ryan Manack, Texas Instruments

This overview is particularly useful when teaching with the PMLK. It introduces three popular power converter circuits covered by the PMLK series: the linear regulator, the buck converter and the boost converter. Common applications for each topology are included as well as a compare and contrast of linear versus switching regulators

Introduction to Power Components 

by Ryan Manack, Texas Instruments

This power overview identifies the four major components needed in power converter design: inductors, capacitors, diodes and MOSFETs. Each component is defined, and several common considerations for use in power circuits are included.

Introduction to Power Electronics 

by Ryan Manack, Texas Instruments

This overview highlights the importance of power electronics in our everyday lives. TI's Ryan Manack defines both power and energy and discusses how energy sources are converted into electricity, and distributed in macro and micro settings. Power distribution creates the need for better power conversion, including voltage regulators and linear regulators.

Introduction to Power Control Theory 

by Ryan Manack, Texas Instruments

This power overview focuses on applying control to power converter circuits, including the principle of negative feedback, and recognizing several benefits to feedback. Ryan introduces high-level overviews of three popular power supply control methods – Hysteretic, Voltage Mode Control, and Current Mode Control. Each control technique’s advantages and disadvantages are listed, as well as comparisons between the three methods.