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Texas Instruments and Arrow Electronics Present Analog eLab Webcast

Session to Focus on Designing with Power Modules

Oct 26, 2005

DALLAS (October 26, 2005) - Analog design engineers are invited to register at www.ti.com/analogelab for a live Analog eLab Webcast entitled "Designing with Power Modules: Transient Response, Noise Reduction and Minimizing Capacitors." Presented by Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE:TXN) and Arrow Electronics Incorporated (NYSE: ARW), the Webcast will air at 11:00 a.m. CST (18.00 hrs CET) on Wednesday, November 9, 2005. TI analog expert Bill Klein, P.E. and eLab guests, Brian Narveson of TI and Bryan Busacco of Arrow Electronics, will provide designers with an online discussion on design challenges with power modules. Adrian Harris of TI will participate in lab demonstrations that offer application solutions.
The hour-long session will confront complex designs that require several voltages and have power system problems in sequencing, electromagnetic interference (EMI) suppression, and minimizing voltage deviation in the presence of current transients created by high speed digital circuits. The panel will discuss how to provide more voltage rails for a wide variety of DSPs, ASICs and FPGAs. Gaining an understanding of these applications will help engineers create successful designs.
During the lab segment, Klein and Harris will use TI's new second generation PTH power modules to demonstrate how these solutions will minimize the amount of input and output capacitance for DC/DC converters. Engineers will be shown techniques for doing simultaneous and sequential sequencing and reducing EMI. They will also see how to handle high speed current transients with a minimum amount of bulk output capacitance.

Analog eLab Design Engineers

Bill Klein, P.E. is the host for the TI Analog eLab Webcast. Klein is a senior applications engineer with the high performance linear division of TI. He joined TI through its acquisition of Burr-Brown in August 2000. Author of over 50 magazine articles, application notes and conference papers, Klein also has a monthly column, "A Call I Took Last Week" on Planet Analog. His experience as an analog circuit designer covers 30 years in fields ranging from mineral exploration to medical nuclear imaging.

Adrian Harris, MSEE, is an applications specialist for TI's Plug-in-Power Group in Warrenville, Illinois. He has over ten years of power industry experience in the areas of applications and design engineering.

Brian Narveson is the strategic marketing manager for TI's Plug-in-Power Group. Previously he served as vice president of Engineering at Power Trends, a company that was acquired by TI in 1999. Narveson has over 15 years in the power industry and is the author of several Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) papers and magazine articles.

Bryan Busacco is a field applications engineer for Arrow Electronics. He has been with the company for eight years. Previously, he worked as a digital designer for Machine Vision and digital camera products at Eastman Kodak Company.

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