Digital Power - What is it and Your Options Webinar

Session 1 – Introduction to Digital Power

Highly specialized Digital Power Controllers have been introduced at increasingly higher performance and lower price points.  The digitally controlled power supply is no longer considered only in the most demanding designs, but is used broadly in power supply designs.  This Webinar is an introduction to the Digital Power supply system for Analog and Digital engineers.  Starting with the control loop we will progress through the Digital Power supply design and examine the requirements that place high demands on standard microprocessors and how specialized functions and peripherals in Digital Power Controllers address these.

Date/Time

  • September 29, 15h00 CEST/Paris time
    (09h00 EDT/New York time; 16h00 MSK/Moscow time; 18h30 IST/Mumbai time)
  • 30 minutes presentation followed by 15 minutes Q&A

Speaker

  • Dennis Barrett is a Product Marketing Manager for the High Performance Controller Solutions product line at Texas Instruments working on DSP, processor and controller solutions for 30 years. 

Session 2 – Digital Power Simplified

As power supply designers embrace the transition from analog to digital controller based solutions, foremost on their minds is the challenge of crafting firmware that would accomplish all the power supply tasks using a processor with a well-defined, but limited computation capability. A popular school of thought subscribes to the idea of separating the time-critical tasks in the power supply from others that are less so, and executing these tasks using specialized hardware blocks that run autonomous of the processor. This dramatically simplifies the firmware development effort and also offers the opportunity to accomplish more with the processor.  Using an example from Texas Instruments’ portfolio, this webinar introduces the approach described above and shares details about the implementation to illustrate how digital power can be simplified for one and all.

Date/Time

  • October 1st, 15h00 CEST/Paris time
    (09h00 EDT/New York time; 16h00 MSK/Moscow time; 18h30 IST/Mumbai time)
  • 30 minutes presentation followed by 15 minutes Q&A

Speaker

  • Ramanan Natarajan is Director, Systems Solutions for High Voltage Power Solutions business at Texas Instruments and is focusing on power management controllers and gate driver devices for offline, isolated switch mode power supplies.

 

Session 3 – PMBus POL power: what is the value anyway?

PMBus has continued to gain popularity in the implementation of POL (Point-Of-Load) solutions in more and more end applications in the wired and wireless communication, enterprise server and storage, and even industrial segments such Factory Automation, Machine Vision, Test & Measurement, and Software Defined Radios. PMBus offers ease of design, lack for the need to write software, real-time diagnostics, as well as data collection for routines to improve data center efficiency and power utilization effectiveness (PUE). In this webinar you will learn the basics of the PMBus interface, how it helps with rail monitoring and Adaptive Voltage Scaling (AVS) of today’s high-performance DSPs, ASICs, and FPGAs, and be given an overview of TI’s PMBus POL solutions. There will be a live demo of a PMBus SWIFT dc/dc converter using TI’s Fusion GUI.

Date/Time

  • October 6th, 15h00 CEST/Paris time
    (09h00 EDT/New York time; 16h00 MSK/Moscow time; 18h30 IST/Mumbai time)
  • 30 minutes presentation followed by 15 minutes Q&A

Speaker

  • George Lakkas is a Product Marketing Manager for the High Power Solutions product line at Texas Instruments. George has been in the Power Supply/Power Management IC industry for 23 years, having held various positions in Applications Engineering, Product Line Management, and Product Marketing.
When: 
September 29, 2015 - 15:00 Europe/Paris
Presented by: 
Dennis Barrett, Ramanan Natarajan, George Lakkas
Cost: 
$FREE USD

Alternate webcast broadcasts

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 -- 3:00 pm Europe/Paris