TI’s Power Management Lab kit links theory and practice in PSU design

June 27, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
Describing it as an educational tool that embodies real-world power expertise, Texas Instruments is, “bridging the gap between power theory and real-world applications for engineering students and industry professionals,” with its TI Power Management Lab Kit (TI-PMLK) series.

This series of lab kits, TI asserts, provides a hands-on power management learning experience with system-level reasoning. The TI-PMLK aids students in applying the practical learning achieved through the lab experience toward designing their power supply solution. Each lab kit includes an evaluation board and an experiment lab book covering key power converter topologies, theory, case studies and a set of experiments to jump-start understanding of power supplies that are required for real-life applications. The TI-PMLK series includes the most common power solutions found in the industry: buck, linear regulator (LDO), boost and (coming soon) buck-boost.

 

The series of boards and experiments can be used to reinforce foundational theories taught in a variety of electrical engineering courses, as well as to train industry professionals on how to make informed power supply decisions for their designs. The TI-PMLK can be holistically taught in modular parts to accommodate curriculum or coursework needs or to facilitate engineering training in the industry to address particular application challenges.

 

“The TI-PMLK allows users to customize their learning experience in a way that makes the most impact on their overall understanding of power supply design,” said Nicola Femia, author and co-creator of the TI-PMLK, and faculty member at the University of Salerno in Italy.

 

The TI-PMLK aims to equip all current and future engineers with the knowledge necessary to solve real-world power supply issues.

 

TI; www.ti.com/pmlk