RE: [SI-LIST] : Heating resistor: RMS or average current (was Re: Effect of low Zo for unterminated lines)

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From: Ingraham, Andrew (Andrew.Ingraham@compaq.com)
Date: Thu Oct 28 1999 - 04:47:30 PDT


>In the case of the power dissipation in a driver + a capacitive load,
>the average power delivered from the power supply to that whole
>thing is V*I(average), and most of the power is anticipated
>consumed in the driver.

Actually, if "V" above represents the (non-varying) supply voltage and "I"
is the supply current, then you ARE correct. V * I(average) would be the
power delivered to the driver (or driver + load combination). But only
because V is constant.

Andy

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