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Feel the power with TI's power supply design seminars

September 06, 2016

Max The Magnificent-September 06, 2016

I don’t know about you, but power supply units (PSUs) are something I tend to take for granted... right up to the point where I find myself needing a specific PSU capability for a particular project, at which point I start running around in ever-decreasing circles shouting "Don’t Panic! Don’t Panic!"

Once I've quieted down a little, I amble over to see my chum Ivan in the next bay, because he's forgotten more about PSUs than I will ever know. In the case of my projects, I can invariably use an off-the-shelf PSU; the only trick is tracking down the unit that best satisfies my size, cost, performance requirements.

I don’t know what I'd do if I had to design a PSU from the ground up. Actually, that's not quite true -- I do know -- I would amble over to see my chum Ivan in the next bay because... ("In order to understand recursion, you must first understand recursion," as the old joke goes).

But what do you do if you don't have an Ivan to hand? Well, one solution would be to attend one of Texas Instruments' forthcoming power supply design seminars, which are a bargain at only $79.


(Source: Texas Instruments)

Since their introduction in 1977, TI's power supply design seminars have featured a mix of technical and practical presentations that combine basic design principles and advanced new power supply concepts with real-world application examples.


(Source: Texas Instruments)

When you come to think about it, there are many implications to selecting the correct/incorrect power supply for your specific application, including safety (property damage, injury and/or death, lawsuits...), cost/profit margin (bill-of-materials, labor, testing, potential product recalls...), and performance (meeting efficiency requirements, RF emissions and other standards...).

At the end of the day, "stuff" simply doesn’t work unless it's equipped with the appropriate power supply, so if you are in any way involved in power supply design or selection and you want to make sure you are on top of everything, you may want to consider attending one of these seminars.

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