Building on more than 25 years of educating power system designers with leading-edge innovation and easy-to-use design concepts, Texas Instruments Incorporated (NYSE: TXN) (TI) 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: http://www.ti.com/training .
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
* 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.
Texas Instruments Incorporated provides innovative DSP and analog technologies to meet our customers' real world signal processing requirements. In addition to Semiconductor, the company's businesses include Sensors & Controls, and Educational & Productivity Solutions. TI is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and has manufacturing, design or sales operations in more than 25 countries.
Texas Instruments is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TXN. More information is located on the World Wide Web at http://www.ti.com .