Texas Instruments Offers Power Supply Design Seminars

Building on more than 25 years of educating power supply designers with innovative design concepts, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) has announced the North America schedule for its 2006 Power Supply Design Seminar Series. TI’s leading power management gurus will conduct a series of one-day seminars in 35 cities in the United States and Canada beginning September 13.

The 2006 series, the 18th since introduced by Unitrode in 1977, provides rich technical and practical presentations that combine new advanced power supply concepts, basic design principles and “real-world” application examples. Additional seminars are planned for Mexico, South America, Asia and Japan in the fourth quarter and in Europe in early 2007. For more information and to register for an upcoming seminar, go online.

Topics for the 2006 Seminar Series Include:

  • Improving Power Supply Efficiency – The Global Perspective
  • Green-Mode Power by the Milliwatt
  • Feedback in the Fast Lane – Modeling Current-Mode Control in High-Frequency Converters
  • Designing Planar Magnetics
  • An Interleaved PFC Pre-Regulator for High-Power Converters
  • Software Design for Digital Power – Programming 101 for Analog Designers
  • Designing a Digital Telecom Rectifier
  • New Power Supply Components

Analog gurus Lloyd Dixon and Bob Mammano headline a list of seminar presenters well-known in the analog community for their expertise in power-related topics. With most of his career devoted to the semiconductor industry in an application engineering role, Dixon has made significant contributions in power factor correction, control loop design and magnetic design. Mammano has more than 40 years of experience in analog power control technology, and is widely recognized as “the father of the PWM IC industry.”

The cost of the day-long seminar in U.S. and Canada is $99. Pricing includes a continental breakfast, lunch, a copy of the seminar manual and presentation materials. In addition to online registration, participants may register by calling 1-800-477-8924, ext. 1342.