Utilizing the MCP16301 Design Analyzer
In a general sense, a power converter can be defined as a device which converts one form of energy into
another on a continuous basis. Any storage or loss of energy within such a system while it is performing its
conversion function is usually identical to the process of energy translation. There are many types of devices which can provide such a function with varying degrees of cost, reliability, complexity, and efficiency.
The mechanisms for power conversion can take many basic forms, such as those that are mechanical, electrical, or chemical processing in nature. This
application note focuses on an inductor based, dc-dc switch mode power converter, the MCP16301. This
power converter performs energy translation electrically and in a dynamic fashion.
Also see the MCP16301 Design Analyzer v1.0