TI, Mouser Electronics Host Webcast on Analog eLab Design Center

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) and Mouser Electronics, Inc. will present a live Analog eLab(TM) Webcast for designers entitled “The Analog eLab Design Center Introduces SwitcherPro(TM)” on Wednesday, February 14, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. CST (18:00 hrs CET). TI Analog expert Bill Klein, P.E. will host the Webcast.

Analog eLab Design Center manager, Mike Caruso will provide viewers with a tour of the Website and an overview of the tools available online. Klein and eLab panelists Rich Nowakowski and Heath Gallimore of TI and Joe Brown of Mouser will discuss and demonstrate how to create and customize new switching power supply designs using the new online tool, SwitcherPro. Engineers are invited to register.

The SwitcherPro design tool allows development of internally and externally compensated switching power supplies. Webcast panelists will demonstrate how to generate test-case schematics and loop responses, evaluate efficiency and analyze circuit performance. They will also show how the easy-to-use interface allows designers to work with multiple designs simultaneously.

Nowakowski and Gallimore will demonstrate how to create new designs and properly calculate design efficiency and loop responses with the SwitcherPro design tool. In addition, they will show viewers how to check for stress indicators on key parts of the design, how to customize designs by changing parts as well as part labels and outputs, and even explain how to change design parameters for analysis of various scenarios. Using the design tool, they will show how to output a simple schematic and bill of materials.

In addition, panelists will discuss the library of reference designs that are available. The existing templates provide a solid foundation for power supply designs and give users an advantage in quickly achieving high-performance solutions.

Analog eLab Webcast Engineers
Bill Klein, P.E., is the host for the TI Analog eLab Webcast. Klein is a senior applications engineer with the precision analog division of TI. He joined TI through its acquisition of Burr-Brown in August 2000. Klein is the author of more than 50 magazine articles, application notes and conference papers. His experience as an analog circuit designer covers 30 years in fields ranging from mineral exploration to nuclear medical imaging.

Joe Brown is the semiconductor specialist in the Technical Support department of Mouser Electronics. Brown’s 25 years of experience in the electronics industry includes design, implementation, support and project management for systems, networking and component solutions applications. He received a BS in engineering technology from Texas A&M University.

Mike Caruso has 27 years of experience in the technology industry and is the design tools manager for the high performance analog division of Texas Instruments. His experience includes senior management positions in marketing, applications, engineering and business development. Caruso earned a BSCS from the University of Texas at Dallas.

Heath Gallimore is the software architect for SwitcherPro. He is responsible for creating and maintaining SwitcherPro and other software design tools for the Analog eLab Design Center. Gallimore received a BSCS from the University of Texas at Dallas.

Rich Nowakowski has over 12 years of experience in the semiconductor industry and is the product marketing engineer for DC/DC converters and controllers for the high performance analog division of Texas Instruments. Nowakowski earned a BSEE and a MSBA from North Dakota State University.

In addition to eLabs, TI offers analog engineers a wide-ranging support infrastructure that includes training and seminars, design tools and utilities, technical documentation, evaluation modules, an online knowledge base, a product information hotline and a comprehensive offering of samples that ship within 24 hours of request. TI keeps the engineer in mind throughout the design process by providing tools, systems expertise and technical support to help customers get to market quickly. More information: TI | Mouser Electronics