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Portable points of service (POS) are tasked with delivering fast, secure payment transactions amid changing payment methods and growing customer expectations. They must offer high reliability, long battery life, ease-of-use, and quick processing speeds to accelerate checkout times. As retail and service spaces increasingly compete with online goods and service providers, efficiency and convenience...
BATTERY CHARGER FUNDAMENTALS
Li-ion battery charger ICs are devices that regulate battery charging current and voltage, and are commonly used for portable devices, such as cellphones, laptops, and tablets. Compared to other battery chemistries, Li-ion batteries have one of the highest energy densities, provide a higher voltage per cell, can tolerate higher currents, and do not have to be trickle charged when the battery is fu...
MP2760 & MP2651: COMPACT BUCK-BOOST CHARGERS WITH INTEGRATED FETS FOR USB PD 3.0
The MP2760 and MP2651 are 5V to 21V, 6A, integrated FET buck-boost chargers capable of supporting 1 to 4 cells in series. As the lowest RDS(ON) integrated FET buck-boost chargers on the market, offering excellent thermals for fast charging applications. They provide full dual-role USB PD 3.0 support, and their compact size saves space in a variety of multi-cell applications, including tablets, USB...
MP2629: UNBOXING AND GETTING STARTED
Our engineers walk you through unboxing and getting started with the evaluation kit for the MP2629, a buck charger IC with NVDC and an I2C interface. The EV2629-QC-00A evaluation board provides the ability to test and configure following features: 3.7V to 5.8V operating input voltage NVDC power path with 4.5A charge current Adjustable 4.8V to 5.5V output voltage Configurable charging paramet...
LITHIUM-ION BATTERY CHARGER IC BASED MAXIMUM POWER POINT TRACKING SYSTEM
In an era characterized by the internet of things (IoT), more connectivity means more outdoor devices are now battery-powered and constantly communicating. In particular, an increasing number of outdoor devices are being powered through solar panels. The charger should be suitable for maximum power point tracking (MPPT) in outdoor designs with a solar panel. This article illustrates design tips fo...
HOW TO ACHIEVE FAST CHARGING WITH USB PD IN PORTABLE DEVICES
Today’s consumers want to conveniently and quickly charge their portable devices anywhere, whether they are in a business center or shopping mall, or waiting for a flight or train. However, there are many different types of charging adapters and connectors, which can make determining which charger or chargers to have on hand confusing for the end user. If the consumer has to carry multiple d...
HOW TO SELECT A LITHIUM-ION BATTERY CHARGE MANAGEMENT IC
John B. Goodenough, considered the father of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, became the oldest Nobel Prize winner when he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2019 for his pioneering work. Nowadays, Li-ion batteries are utilized in all aspects of life for most consumers since they make electronic devices lightweight and long-lasting. For example, most mobile phones rely on a Li-ion battery ...
BATTERY CHARGER WITH MPPT REFERENCE DESIGN
HIGHLY INTEGRATED BATTERY-CHARGING SOLUTION WITH INNOVATIVE POWER PATH MANAGEMENT
To achieve compact design for battery-powered devices, the battery is usually not removable and the capacity is limited by the space reserved for the battery. As a result, the operation time of the device is a major concern as devices are built with more and more power-consuming functions. To improve the portability of battery-powered devices, another auxiliary charging device with greater battery...
A CHARGER IC, N KINDS OF APPLICATIONS
The MP2639A is a fully integrated and flexible battery charge management IC that can charge two cells in series from a 5V power supply. USB ports are widely used by portable devices due to their universal compatibility and reduced e-waste of in-box power supplies. Furthermore, with the increased proliferation of USB Type-C, it is now possible to draw up to 15W of power from a standard USB power su...
SINGLE CELL SWITCH MODE BATTERY CHARGER
Highly-integrated switch-mode battery charger with system power path management and system boost designed for single-cell Li-ion or Li-Polymer batteries. Battery Management > MP2636
SURFACE-MOUNTED INDUCTORS OPTIMIZED FOR MPS ICS
The new surface-mounted power inductors from Monolithic Power Systems are designed for applications ranging from power supplies to power converters. The molded and semi-shielded series inductors include inductance ranges from 0.33µH to 22µH, and saturation current ranges from 0.8A to 64A. This series includes molded, magnetic-shielded power inductors that offer soft saturation due t...
ZYNQ7000 REFERENCE DESIGN USING PMIC MODULE
The MPS Reference design for the AMD Xilinx Zynq-7000 SoC is centered around MPM54304 Quad PMIC module with 4 outputs (3A/3A/2A/2A) and two LDO regulators to provide all power rails to Zynq SoC. MPM54304 outputs can be paralleled for design flexibility and it includes built-in power sequencing. This design can operate from a 4V-16V input supply.
STEPPER MOTORS BASICS: TYPES, USES, AND WORKING PRINCIPLES
In this article, we will cover the basics of stepper motors. You will learn about the working principles, construction, control methods, uses, and types of stepper motors, as well as its advantages and disadvantages. A stepper motor is an electric motor whose main feature is that its shaft rotates by performing steps, that is, by moving by a fixed amount of degrees. This feature is obtained tha...
ZYNQ -7000 HIGH EFFICIENCY POWER REFERENCE DESIGN
REFERENCE-DESIGN-PARTNERS XILINX-REFERENCE-DESIGN XILINX-ZYNQ-7000-INDUSTRIAL-ETHERNET-BOARD
The MPS Industrial Ethernet Reference design for the AMD Xilinx Zynq-7000 SoC combines a small footprint with good efficiency and tight regulation. Three MPM3630 3 amp buck modules combine with an MPM3610 1 amp buck module and two LDO regulators to provide power rails to the Zynq SoC. The output rails are from 0.75V to 3.3V, from a 12V input supply.
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