We have an upcoming webinar on the topic “Designing Switched-Mode Power Supplies in the High di/dt ERA” as per below information. We believe that the content presented during the webinar would be of great use to you if you are involved with SMPS/DC-DC Converter designs. If you are not directly involved with these kind of design then help me to pass it along to your friends/colleagues working in this area.
Thursday, September 6, 2018 10:30 pm, India Time (Mumbai, GMT+05:30)
Thursday, September 6, 2018 10:00 am, Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)
Thursday, September 6, 2018 12:00 pm, Central Daylight Time (Chicago, GMT-05:00)
Why this webinar is important:
Engineers building switched-mode power supplies into their systems demand lower cost, smaller size, and lighter weight. Dominated by the cost, size, and weight of these three components; heat sink, inductor, and the capacitor. In general, faster-switching speed — high di/dt enables smaller, lighter, and less expensive versions of these components.
However, there’s a challenge.
Traditional workflows don’t work in the high di/dt era because they are blind to the spike voltages induced across layout parasitics; V_spike = L_parasitic * di/dt. In the high di/dt era, it is necessary to add a post-layout analysis step to the workflow between the pre-layout circuit simulation and physical prototyping steps.
This webinar will explain how and why to do post-layout analysis, specifically how to use the ADS Momentum field solver to extract layout parasitics into an EM-based model that you can add to the pre-layout circuit simulation. In this way, the spike voltages can be determined, and (using “What if…” design space exploration) reduced to an acceptable level before sending the layout for fabrication.
Don’t smoke those precious power devices with expensive, time-consuming, non-deterministic board spins: use this “virtual prototype” method instead.
Who should attend:
High di/dt SMPS designers who are concerned about voltage spikes from layout parasitics.
Dr. Colin Warwick, Power Electronics Product Manager, Keysight Technologies
Colin Warwick is the product manager for power electronics at Keysight EEsof EDA, where he is focused on design and analysis tools for engineers building high di/dt switched mode power supplies.
Prior to joining Keysight, Colin was with Royal Signals and Radar Establishment in Malvern, England; Bell Labs in Holmdel, NJ; and The MathWorks in Natick, MA.
He completed his bachelor, masters, and doctorate degrees in physics at the University of Oxford, England. He has published over 50 technical articles and holds thirteen patents.