Fairchild Semiconductor presents power seminars programme in Europe

September 03, 2013 // By Paul Buckley
Fairchild Semiconductor is starting the company’s eighth season of worldwide technical power seminars which will begin in September 2013 in Europe at 13 locations.

The power seminar series - themed ‘Engineering Energy Efficiency’ - is a comprehensive one-day seminar that provides technical and practical presentations that combine new, advanced power supply concepts, tutorial review of basic design principles, and ‘hands-on’ real-world application examples.
Fairchild says that the focus ofits power seminars is on technologies and techniques, not products. The new topics for 2013-2014 range from:

  • advanced or emerging power technologies (critical design issues of LLC resonant converters, current shaping strategies for buck PFC),
  • design issues in key applications (low-voltage dc-dc converters, high power HB-LEDs),
  • design examples (rapid-iteration flyback design)

The seminars are intended for engineers looking for the latest advancements in power supply design, as well as those looking for a refresher. Attendees will receive in-depth theoretical and practical discussions on each topic and pros and cons of different solutions to improve energy efficiency and system performance. Each of the presentations is accompanied by a technical paper with the full in-depth treatment of the topic for reference.  
The 2013-2014 Power Seminar technical sessions include:

The LLC Resonant Converter: Design Issues and Solutions - highlighting the critical design issues of the LLC resonant converter including synchronous rectification and discussing potential solutions to solve them.

Driving HB-LEDs in High-Power Industrial Fixtures - addressing some of the specific challenges designers face when considering power supply design solutions for HB-LED lighting applications.

Current Shaping Strategies for Buck Power Factor Correction (PFC) - discussing two possible control techniques for a buck PFC converter, where the input current is indirectly shaped by shaping the inductor current.

Improve Flyback Design Performance with a Rapid Iteration Approach - highlighting capable design software that enables an engineer to optimise a circuit by comparing the performance of many different design alternatives in a short time.

Evolution in Packaging for Optimum Efficiency and Size in Low Voltage DC-DC Applications - focusing on the advantages of co-packaging two power MOSFET dice along with a gate