Power supply specifications: what's lurking behind the datasheet? - Embedded.com

Power supply specifications: what’s lurking behind the datasheet?

There's nothing quite like a power supply datasheet for providing specifications that are open to interpretation, vague, or downright misleading. Our latest Web site, PowerManagementDesignLine.com has an article that addresses just that issue. The article looks at a typical datasheet for a mid-power AC/DC switcher and, from input to output, looks at how specifications are quoted and what questions need to be asked to make their meaning unambiguous.

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