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Knowledge is Power: National Semiconductor Presents In-Depth Technical Courses on Power Design

Design Engineers Invited to Participate in Free, Day-long Courses in Seven Cities in Europe and Israel

Jan 12, 2006

Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany - January 12, 2006 - National Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE:NSM) will hold a new tour of advanced technical courses on power management design, starting on February 23, 2006. Design engineers will receive in-depth training in power supply design and analysis from an industry leader in power management ICs. The courses will be presented by experts from National, with guest speakers from Coilcraft and the University of Salerno in Italy, and will cover techniques, topologies and tools to address real-world design needs.

Each of the one-day courses will consist of five training segments:

  • High-Current Buck Switching Power Supply Design
    Session one covers practical, step-by-step design optimization procedures for high-current, synchronous rectification buck designs, with particular emphasis on the exploration of feasible system designs.
  • Forward Active Clamp Design
    This segment covers the fundamentals of isolated power supply topologies, including the advantages and trade-offs of each topology. It also includes a detailed, step-by-step design optimization of a dual-output, forward active clamp isolated power supply.
  • New Power Supply Solutions
    Segment three contains an overview of National’s free online design tools, which greatly simplify power supply design.  It will also cover new product introductions as well as services offered by National’s new Power Application Design Center in Europe.
  • Practical Design Considerations
    This segment covers the practical aspects of switching power supplies that are difficult to predict with mathematical and simulation tools. Design examples show how to optimize EMI noise, PCB layout, and thermal and voltage stresses on switching power supplies.
  • Optimizing Magnetics Selection and Design for Power Supplies
    National’s experts will conclude with a review of inductor selection and transformer design for switching power supplies. This segment also includes an in-depth explanation of step-by-step transformer design techniques for forward active clamp circuits based on the design example used in training segment four.

All courses are free of charge. Pre-registration is required to guarantee a place, which includes lunch and presentation handbook. For detailed information and registration, see www.national.com/see/powercourses.

Seminar Dates and Locations:

February 23 Birmingham, England
February 28 Tel Aviv, Israel
March 2 Copenhagen, Denmark
March 6 Munich, Germany
March 7 Brussels, Belgium
March 8 Milan, Italy
March 9 Barcelona, Spain

About National Semiconductor                                   
National Semiconductor, the industry's premier analog company, creates high-value analog devices and subsystems.  National's leading-edge products include power management circuits, display drivers, audio and operational amplifiers, communication interface products and data conversion solutions. National's key analog markets include wireless handsets, displays and a variety of broad electronics markets, including medical, automotive, industrial, and test and measurement applications. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, National reported sales of $1.91 billion for fiscal 2005, which ended May 29, 2005.  Additional company and product information is available at www.national.com.