EEVblog #1117 – PCB Power Plane Capacitance

Are power planes in a 4 layer PCB any good as a capacitor? Can it work as one big bypass capacitor? A look at an discussion on PCB layer stackups, and some measurements on 4 and 8 layer PCB power planes with different prepreg thicknesses and how well they work ...

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EEVBlog #1116 – The Capacitance Multiplier

Circuit building block time. The capacitance multiplier and how it gives almost negligible power supply ripple compared to a voltage regulator. Whiteboard theory and then some bench demonstrations and experiments. Plus a twist at the end that proves that the “Capacitance multiplier” is perhaps one of the most mis-named circuits ...

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EEVblog #1115 – Traps In Chips – And the 7660

Dave looks at some traps in chips and their modes of operation. In this case the TI LM2776, a look a the classic 7660 charge pump voltage inverter, and output ripple and ways to reduce it. Parametric searching, and a look at some interesting rail inverters. The uSleeve Forum HERE ...

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