For those who design switch mode power supplies, or would like to do so, the books currently available on the market are either too academical, without links to the market reality or too practical, without firm theoretical foundation. "Switch Mode Power Supplies: SPICE Simulations and Practical Designs" by Christophe Basso, bridges both worlds by offering a theoretical study of power conversion in the dc-dc and ac-dc fields via a systematic equation-based approach. Then, capitalizing on the experience accumulated by the author at ON Semiconductor, the book takes you by the hand and shows how SPICE can help you designing power factor correctors, flyback and forward converters with real case situations: small-signal analysis first, using new auto-toggling average models specifically developed for this publication, and practical implementation with more than 10 design examples. The 800 pages of "Switch Mode Power Supplies: SPICE Simulations and Practical Designs" can be seen as a design companion for the practicing engineer and as an in-depth tutorial introduction to power conversion design for the students and the new comers to this field.
Christophe Basso works as an Application Manager at ON Semiconductor in Toulouse, France. His field of expertise includes switch-mode power supplies in both the ac-dc and dc-dc areas. He has been at the origin of numerous pulse width modulator controllers, among which, the NCP120X series has set new standards in standby power for offline power supplies. SPICE simulations are also a strong part of his knowledge and he has already authored a book in 2001, "Switch-Mode Power Supply SPICE Cookbook" published by McGraw-Hill.