TI, Arrow Announce Webcast: Selecting the Right Isolation Solution

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) and Arrow Electronics Inc. will present a live Analog eLab(TM) Webcast for designers titled “Selecting the Right Isolation Solution” on Wednesday, December 12, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. CST (18:00 hrs CET). The webcast will highlight the various isolation options available to electronics designers and discuss relevant criteria for selecting a solution for their applications. During the webcast, TI analog expert Bill Klein, P.E., and eLab panelists Tim Lafferty from TI and Todd Frizzell from Arrow will discuss isolation technologies and standards, and offer tips on selecting an appropriate solution.

Design engineers can choose from a wide selection of isolation technologies such as capacitive, optical and inductive/magnetic to implement galvanic isolation. However, the designer must contend with isolation standards that govern voltage ratings and creepage/clearance distances. The Analog eLab panelists will provide an understanding of the pitfalls and benefits of selecting the right isolation solution for the design and help simplify the choices.

During the lab session, the panelists will perform a series of tests to confirm the appropriate isolation solution has been chosen. Tests include high-voltage time-elapse and skew and jitter tests, as well as a common-mode transient immunity (CMTI) test.

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 100 magazine articles, application notes and conference papers. His experience as an analog circuit designer covers 35 years in fields ranging from mineral exploration to nuclear medical imaging.

Tim Lafferty is a marketing manager for industrial interface products at Texas Instruments. His previous work in the telecom industry included board design, system engineering and project leadership where he was responsible for more than 30 board system designs. Lafferty earned a BSEE from Texas A&M University.

Todd Frizzell is a senior applications engineer with Arrow Electronics. His 20 years of experience includes analog, digital, DSP and FPGA design. Currently, his work ranges from conducting technology seminars to troubleshooting customers’ designs. Frizzell earned a BSEE and a MBA from the University of Central Florida.

Engineers are invited to register for the one-hour session.