Designing control loops for linear and switching power supplies: a tutorial guide

October 04, 2012 // By Julien Happich
Christophe Basso's new book on loop control is now available on booksellers shelves. Packed with more than 1500 equations and more than 400 figures, the book offers a refreshing approach on a complex subject, loop control.

Loop control is an important topic to the student and the electronics engineer. Theory can be extremely complex and encompasses a lot of different fields: electronics, mechanics and fluid mechanics to cite a few. Available theory books often attempt to cover the subject exhaustively, quickly drowning readers into a sea of mathematical details they will never use or are irrelevant to their professional field. Furthermore, these textbooks remain highly theoretical and the link to practical applications is often overlooked. Trying to apply what has been learned to a real case quickly ends up in a dead-end: equations or descriptions simply do not match the environment the engineer is confronted with.

This book explores a different path. It purposely narrows down the field to what power electronics engineers really need to know for compensating or stabilizing the system they are working on. The book builds the necessary theoretical foundations but shows how to apply what is analytically explored to practical cases. For this reason, this work will please the practicing engineer but also the student looking for a link between theory classes and their future work.

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