Chris Glaser

Applications Engineer,
Texas Instruments


Christopher James Glaser is an applications engineer for TI’s Low Power DC/DC group. In this role, he supports customers, designs evaluation modules (EVMs), writes application notes, trains field engineers and customers, and generates technical collateral to make TI parts easier to use. He received his BSEE from Texas A&M, College Station, Texas. He can be reached at


Comparing Power-Supply Architectures for a 12-bit ADC 1
The dc-dc-only architecture typically outperforms other architectures in ADC designs, except for those that require absolute lowest cost.
Does Inductor Ripple-Current Percentage Still Matter in Low-Power Step-Down Converters? 8
Selecting an inductance within the allowable range from an IC’s datasheet is best for control-loop stability and achieving optimal operation.
Simple Single-Chip Circuit Heats/Cools Laser’s TEC 2
The thermoelectric cooler that stabilizes the temperature of a laser diode needs a special power-supply configuration, which is provided by this simple circuit.
Power Module or Discrete Power Solution: What’s Best for Your Design?
A power module offers a validated and specified solution, while a discrete power supply enables more customization to the application. Both are valid solutions with various tradeoffs for space-limited applications.
AEE Boosts Efficiency for Lower-Output-Voltage Step-Down Converters
A new power-conversion method, called automatic efficiency enhancement (AEE), provides higher efficiency with lower output voltages in power supplies for systems such as tablets, servers, and solid-state drives.
Extend Battery Life with Boost-Plus-Bypass Operation
A boost-plus-bypass converter extends the battery run time in embedded MCU systems, which operate in standby mode for long periods of time.
Low-Power Sensor Nodes Enable the Internet of Things
New developments in ultra-low power management, such as higher efficiencies and greater integration, are enabling more powerful and smaller sensor nodes for the IoT.
What’s The Difference Between Linear And Switcher MCU Power Supplies?
When designing a system including a microcontroller unit (MCU), a low-dropout (LDO) linear regulator is generally used as a low-cost, high-accuracy, and easy-to-implement power supply solution. However, a switch-mode power supply (SMPS) more easily meets other possible system design goals such as efficiency and battery run time.
Voltage-mode, Hysteretic, Or Hysteretic-Based: Which To Choose?
The three main power supply control topologies of voltage-mode, hysteretic, and hysteretic-based each provide advantages and disadvantages for different applications.