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Technical Topics covered by Dr. Wood include:

  • Power Supplies
  • Analog Electronics
  • Power Electronics
  • Magnetics
  • Power Conversion
  • Analog Circuit Design
  • Power Supply Design
  • Feedback Control Systems
  • Thermal Engineering
  • DC-DC Converter Design
  • Electromechanical Systems
  • Expert Witness Services
  • AC-DC Converter Design
  • Inverter Design
  • High-frequency converter design
  • Flyback converter design
  • Forward mode converter design
  • Full bridge converter design
  • Half bridge converter design
  • Two-transistor converter design
  • Diagonal half bridge converter design
  • Buck converter design
  • Boost converter design
  • Inductors
  • Inductance
  • Capacitors
  • Capacitance
  • Resistors
  • Resistance
  • Transistors
  • Series circuits
  • Parallel circuits
  • Input voltages
  • Output voltages
  • Primary windings
  • Secondary windings
  • Tertiary windings
  • Zero voltage switching
  • Zero current switching
  • Transformer isolation
  • Optocouplers
  • Isolation
  • Boundary mode flyback converters
  • Solar-powered devices with rechargeable batteries
  • Parasitic inductances
  • Transient suppression
  • Voltage spikes
  • Linear power supplies
  • Switchmode power supplies
  • Switching power supplies
  • Voltage regulators
  • Current mode control
  • Transformers
  • DC resistive terminations
  • Phantom power feeds
  • Phantom power supplies
  • Reference voltages
  • Current sensing
  • Current sensors
  • Voltage sensing
  • Battery isolation circuitry
  • Overvoltage circuits
  • Overvoltage protection
  • Overvoltage shutdown circuits
  • USB chargers
  • Switch-mode USB battery chargers
  • Mobile device chargers
  • Magnetic powders
  • Magnetic cores
  • Inductor coils
  • Electromagnetic interference
  • EMI
  • Faraday screens
  • Overvoltage protection
  • Snubber networks
  • Common mode noise
  • Common mode filters
  • Rectification
  • Current limiting
  • Load sharing
  • Power supply paralleling
  • Parallel operation
  • Master-slave systems
  • Master-slave paralleling
  • Democratic load sharing systems
  • Redundant power supplies
  • Crowbar fuses
  • Ripple current ratings
  • Power factor correction
  • PFC circuits
  • Power supply efficiency
  • Thermistor inrush limiting
  • Flyback transformer design
  • Self-oscillating converters
  • Royer oscillators
  • Duty cycle
  • Turns ratio
  • Push-pull converters
  • Skin effect
  • Electrolytic capacitors
  • Current transformers
  • Characteristic impedances
  • Voltage spikes
  • Op amps
  • Operational amplifiers
  • Comparators
  • Buck regulators
  • Current control
  • Constant current power supplies
  • Electrically conducting coils
  • EMI effect
  • Metal magnetic sheaths
  • USB-compliant charging
  • Electronic chassis cooling
  • Forced air cooling
  • Centrifugal blower cooling
  • Axial fan cooling
  • Cooling baffles
  • Shock detectors
  • Ground electrodes
  • Voltage gradients
  • Voltage boost converters
  • Double pumping converters
  • Boost circuits
  • Automobile chargers
  • DC to DC modules
  • Battery voltage detection
  • Battery charging circuits
  • Battery charging systems
  • Battery service systems
  • Battery charge control
Dr. Wood is a Power Converter Design Expert

Dr. Wood has a Ph.D from M.I.T. and 49 years of experience in analog circuits, power electronics, power supplies, feedback control systems, and electromechanical systems. He has an intimate knowledge of the skills of practicing engineers, based in part on 30 years of experience running his own business in power electronics. He has an extensive list of technical publications, and has given lectures on feedback systems and power electronics at major universities and at power electronics conferences. Dr Wood is a Life Member of the I.E.E.E. He holds sixteen patents in the field of electronic power conversion, and has served as an expert witness in over a dozen cases, including trial experience and numerous depositions.


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