An evaluation board is a PCB which has been designed to offer a wide range of settings and options, so it can be easily configured for your particular application. It will have various test points so that you can measure the actual working performance. An evaluation board gives you the freedom to choose the optimum components for your design.
R-78S evaluation board allows battery calculations
RECOM’s R-78S evaluation board allows engineers to effortlessly test the functionality of the R-78S switching regulator, which boosts a AA battery or external supply voltage to 3.3V for low power IoT applications. The evaluation board is equipped with several jumper headers to measure input and output current and voltage - allowing typical battery lifetime calculations in both active and standby mode.
A reference design board is a PCB that is a complete solution to be used as a launching pad to get your design up and working fast. It will have fewer options, but it will enable you to quickly check that the RECOM product functions as expected in your application.
Universal Half-bridge Reference Design for IGBT, SiC & GaN transistors
This platform design can be used to compare the real-life performance of various high power IGBT, 1st/2nd generation SiC, GaN, MOSFET and Cascode switching technologies. As the gate driver and PCB layout is the same for every transistor type, engineers will be able to compare and contrast switching performances and make informed choices about the proper technology for their application.
R-78S boosts a AA battery to continuous 3.3V for IoT
The R-REF02-78S is a ready-to-use design for 3.3V IoT applications. It generates 3.3V from a single AA battery and can directly be used in any application. The reference design contains a AA battery holder and an R-78S3.3-0.1 boost converter. Two jumper headers J1 and J2 connect to the output voltage and the CTRL pin of the R-78S converter. An enable pin puts the R-78S into sleep-mode where it draws only 7uA from the battery.