Power Block Designing noob here.
I have a beaglebone 2x XbeePro(s) and another 500mAh device connected to the board i am building a PCB Around.
I need some advice on weather to use Linear Voltage Regulation vs Switching mode regulation.
Secondly if i am using linear voltage regulation setup do I need multiple regulators for the different devices?
My plan is to use A 2S 1000mAh Battery -> Fuse -> 2x 1.5A LM1084's in parallel output feed to the beaglebone and a LM3940 for both the XBees. Or its better to have each XBee on its on LM3940 drawing power from a seperate LM1084?
Linear Regulators tend to get hot on full load, hows the performance of Switching mode regulators ?