How to Efficiently Protect against Over-voltages, Over-current, Over-temperature & Shorts among Electronic Systems

The video highlights first what is protection in electronic devices, why protection is a must, then a description of what are the challenges for engineers in designing protection circuits and on the last part, what can be put in place to have a robust system protection with solutions including discrete components and modern ICs integrating advanced features for maximum protection and minimizing cost and PCB area. Suitable Maxim parts are mentioned to illustrate how easy protection can be put in place.

Key Takeaways for Attendees:

• Consolidate (or acquire) knowledge on what are and how the failures occur in electronic systems with their consequences
• Learn how protection operates with different mechanisms against OVP, OCP, reverse polarity, temperature…
• Acquire skills on designing protection solutions with discrete and smart ICs for robustness, low cost and small area

Ben Smith

Presented By: Ben Smith, Principal Application Support Engineer at Maxim

In a career spanning more than four decades, Ben has worked in a variety of organizations and markets with one common thread: applying emerging microcontroller technologies to everyday problems. In 2003, Ben came to Maxim as a firmware developer. Over the ensuing years, Ben has held several positions within Maxim, all centered in microcontroller applications engineering. Today, Ben applies his skills in the Training and Technical Services group, helping engineers around the world get the most out of Maxim’s technology.