Glossary Definition for DC-DC

Glossary Term: DC-DC 

Definition

Any of the family of switch-mode voltage regulators, these devices use an inductor to store and transfer energy to the output in discrete packets, resulting in highly efficient power conversion.

See application note 2031, "DC-DC Converter Tutorial" and application note 660, "Regulator topologies for battery-powered systems."
Synonyms
  • DC-DC Converter
  • Inductor-Based Switcher
  • Switcher
  • Inductor-Based
  • DC-DCs
  • DC/DC
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