Montreal, Quebec, September 18, 2013, 9:54 am -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, has announced the schedule for its Fairchild Power Seminars in Europe, beginning this month.
Staying updated on the latest technology is one of the many challenges engineers face today. These comprehensive one-day seminars offer rich technical and practical presentations ideal for engineers looking for the latest advancements in power supply design.
The topics covered include Current Shaping Strategies for Buck Power Factor Correction, proposing two possible control techniques for a buck PFC converter, where the input current is indirectly shaped by shaping the inductor current. A thorough analysis on the harmonic content of the AC line current is presented for each control technique to examine the allowable voltage gain (K value) for meeting EN61000-3-2, Class C and D. The goal of designing a buck PFC for highest efficiency, while passing EN61000-3-2, Class D is verified with a 300W dual interleaved boundary conduction mode buck PFC converter.
Another topic is Driving HB-LEDs in High-Power Industrial Lighting Fixtures, discussing high-power, industrial Light Emitting Diode (LED) fixtures using series-parallel strings of High Brightness (HB) LEDs to produce superior lighting fixtures compared to traditional, "ballast-based" systems. Voluntary and mandated industry requirements such as the need for Power Factor Correction (PFC), extended universal input voltage range, high efficiency, current accuracy, load control and dimming are all met with the usual challenges of reducing cost, size and design complexity.
Additionally, the subject of LLC Resonant Converter: Design Issues and Solutions will be presented, covering its advantages over the conventional series resonant converter and parallel resonant converter; narrow frequency variation over wide load variation and Zero Voltage Switching (ZVS) of the switches for entire load range.
Also covered during this seminar will be the Evolution in Packaging for Optimum Efficiency and Size in Low Voltage DC-DC Applications, focusing on the advantages of co-packaging two Power MOSFET die along with a gate driver IC die to form a low voltage, high current (60A) Multi-Chip module (MCM) synchronous buck power stage. The seminar will also provide a brief overview of the Low Voltage (< 30V) MCM evolution along with a discussion on why further advancements in packaging technologies are required to further improve performance.
Attendees will also learn how to improve Flyback Design Performance with a Rapid Iteration Approach. Capable design software enables an engineer to optimize a circuit by comparing the performance of many different design alternatives in a short time. A flyback converter is used as an example to illustrate how control response can be improved through rapid iteration, examining the loop gain that results from component-value changes much faster than is possible by most other design methods. The starting point is a single-output off-line flyback converter designed automatically by Fairchild's on-line design tool "Power Supply WebDesigner" (PSW) to meet a given specification. Control-loop compensation is explained briefly, and then a sequence of design changes is made to improve efficiency and achieve the desired control response.
The agenda is the same for every seminar in this series:
8:00am - 9:00am - Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00am - 12:00pm - Seminar
12:00pm - 1:00pm - Lunch
1:00pm - 5:00pm - Seminar
The dates and corresponding cities are as follows:
Tuesday, September 24th: Helsinki, Finland
Wednesday, September 25th: Vejle, Denmark
Thursday, September 26th: Birmingham, UK
Tuesday, October 8th: Brno, Czech Republic
Thursday, October 10th: Zurich, Switzerland
Tuesday, October 15th: Warsaw, Poland
Tuesday, October 22nd: Bologna, Italy
Wednesday, October 23rd: Padova, Italy
Thursday, October 24th: Lyon, France
Thursday, October 31st: Istanbul, Turkey
Tuesday, November 12th: Stuttgart, Germany
Wednesday, November 13th: Frankfurt, Germany
Tuesday, November 19th: Dortmund
The registration fee of $75.00 includes the full day seminar, complimentary lunch and a complete set of presentation materials and supporting data.
To register or for more information about the Fairchild seminars, visit Future Electronics Events and Seminars page.
About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a world class leader and innovator in the distribution and marketing of electronic components. Having served the electronics industry for over 40 years, Future Electronics is uniquely positioned as the only truly global distributor of electronic components supporting customers of all sizes. Future Electronics currently operates in 169 locations in 42 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia, with its corporate headquarters in Montreal, Canada. www.FutureElectronics.com