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Handbook of Power Management Circuits

by Haruo Kobayashi and Takashi Nabeshima

This book presents the fundamentals of power supply and power conversion circuits and a systematic review of the most widely used power conversion circuits It describes passive component characteristics (capacitors, inductors, and transformers) intended to help in proper part selection. This well-written text contains all the essential fundamentals of low-voltage power converters with many circuits and illustrations and is an excellent resource for those who want to learn how to design and construct power converters for low-voltage applications.

IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, Jan-Feb 2017
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9789814613156
  • Subject: Power Electronics
  • Published: February 2016
  • Pages: 392

This book provides a comprehensive yet deep and wide description of DC-DC switching power supply circuits, to which much attention is being paid as a key technology in green IT, especially in automotive and consumer electronics industry. It covers buck converters, isolated converters, PFC converters, their modeling and analysis, several control methods, passive components, and their several recent applications (on-chip power supplies, DC-DC and AC-DC converter applications, single-inductor multi-output DC-DC converters, energy harvest applications, wireless power delivery, charge pump circuits, and  power amplifiers). The authors are from academia and industry, so that the contents are well balanced. Besides, all of the contributors have been engaged in the research and development of their respective areas. Some authors are pioneers and inventors, such as in hysteretic PWM and random switching controls. Thus, the book includes original content and lucid explanations of the various essential topics it covers.

Haruo Kobayashi is a professor in the Division of Electronics and Informatics, Gunma University, Japan. He received his B.S. and M.S. in information physics from the University of Tokyo in 1980 and 1982, respectively, an M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1989, and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Waseda University in 1995. His research interests include analog/mixed-signal integrated circuit design and testing, signal-processing algorithms, charge pump circuits and DC–DC converters.


Takashi Nabeshima is a professor in the Department of Electric and Electronic Engineering, Oita University, Japan. He received his B.S. and M.S. in electronic engineering from Kumamoto University, Japan, in 1975 and 1977, respectively, and Dr. Eng. from Kyushu University, Japan, in 1983. He has published more than 70 technical papers in IEICE Transactions and IEEE Transactions and participated in various international conferences in the field of power conversion. His research interests include switching converter and control technique.