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TI Takes Two-Step Approach to 2006 Power Seminars

Portable and Power Supply Education Seminars Focused on Teaching Latest Practical Design Approaches and Applications

Feb 22, 2006

DALLAS (February 22, 2006) - Building on more than 25 years of educating power system designers with leading-edge innovation and easy-to-use design concepts, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) today announced the schedule for its popular 2006 Portable Power Seminar series and 2006 North American Power Supply Design Seminar series. For more information on both seminars, see: 


Portable Power Seminar Series

The 2006 Portable Power Seminar series provides rich technical, yet practical presentations that combine an array of advanced new battery management and power conversion concepts, basic design principles and "real-world" applications examples, such as mobile handsets and portable media players. Seminar presenters will cover design issues and considerations, design techniques, topologies, tools and examples. Topics include:

  • Battery Selection, Authentication and Cell Balancing 
  • Charger Design and Battery Capacity Technology 
  • LDO Dropout 
  • Evaluation and Performance of Fully Integrated DC/DC Converters 
  • White LED Flash and Display Driver Technology 
  • Thermal Considerations

The seminars began last week in Germany, France, Sweden, Denmark and England. Additional seminars are planned for Asia, Japan and North America in the first half of 2006.

North America Dates and Locations:

  • May 8 Boston
  • May 10 Pittsburgh
  • May 12 Chicago
  • May 22 Vancouver
  • May 24 San Jose
  • May 26 San Diego

Power Supply Design Seminar Series

TI's leading power management design gurus will conduct a series of one-day Power Supply Design seminars in 36 cities in the United States and Canada from September 13 to November 16. The 2006 series, the 18th since introduced by Unitrode in 1977, will cover new power supply concepts, design principles and practical applications. Topics include:

  • Improving Power Supply Efficiency 
  • Feedback in the Fast Lane - Modeling Current-Mode Control 
  • Designing with Planar Magnetics 
  • An Interleaved PFC Pre-Regulator for High-Power Converters 
  • Software Design for Digital Power: Programming 101 for Analog Designers 
  • Digital Power Supplies: Comparing Analog to Digital Solutions

Power management gurus Lloyd Dixon and Bob Mammano headline a list of seminar presenters well known in the analog community for their expertise. With most of his career devoted to the semiconductor industry in an application engineering role, Mr. Dixon has made significant contributions in power factor correction and control loop design. His unorthodox teaching style on magnetic design for switching power supplies continues to be well received by seminar attendees. Mr. Mammano has more than 45 years of experience in analog power control technology, and is widely recognized as "the father of the IC PWM industry."

Leading Portfolio of Power Management IC Technology

TI is focused on meeting the power design needs of customers through innovative products and technical support. TI leverages its analog and digital system expertise and manufacturing capabilities to provide high-performance, discrete and integrated power management solutions to fit any portable, line-powered, isolated or non-isolated power design challenge - from cell phones and PDAs to telecom, industrial and computing applications.