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Texas Instruments and Arrow Electronics Present Live Analog eLab Webcast on Power Concerns with LED Display Lighting

Apr 26, 2006

DALLAS (April 26, 2006) - Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) and Arrow Electronics Inc. (NYSE: ARW) will present a live Analog eLab Webcast entitled "Power Concerns for LEDs Used for Display Lighting" on Wednesday, May 10, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. CST (18:00 hrs CET). TI analog expert Bill Klein, P.E. and eLab panelists, Michael Day of TI and Mike Cox of Arrow Electronics, will provide designers with a clear understanding of LED lighting vocabulary and critical design issues. Analog design engineers are invited to register now at www.ti.com/analogelab to view the live Webcast.
During the hour-long session, the panelists will discuss LED use in general display lighting and how rapidly the technology is changing. The Webcast will lay the foundation for understanding the issues, important features and current methods and practices used to provide power for general display lighting. Different types of topologies for lighting systems, including advantages and disadvantages of various designs, will be discussed. The panelists will also cover LED manufacturers' recommendations for improved light quality.
During the lab segment, Klein and Day will demonstrate methods for driving multi-LED arrays, dimming techniques and high intensity flash circuits. Low- and high-current drivers will also be shown and a discussion of their relative points of interest will follow.

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. Klein is the author of more than 50 magazine articles, application notes and conference papers. His experience as an analog circuit designer covers 30 years in fields ranging from mineral exploration to nuclear medical imaging.

Michael Day manages the portable power applications team of TI. Day has 14 years of design experience in power conversion that includes work on many switching power supply topologies and project designs that range from milliwatt to megawatt outputs. He has published over 40 articles on power, portable power and lighting topics. Day earned a B.S.E.E. and M.S.E.E. from Texas Tech University.

Mike Cox is a field applications engineer for Arrow Electronics in Denver, Colorado. Cox joined Arrow after a 16-year career in electrical design and management with Ametek. His work at Ametek involved the design and implementation of automotive instrumentation systems and extensive hands-on experience with display technology and LED lighting. Cox earned a B.S.E.E. from the University of Central Florida.

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