Powering the world of electronics - power supply design and optimisation

28-09-2022 | Wurth | Power

Wurth Electronics UK invites you to join them for their free event, Powering the World of Electronics 2022, at the National Conference Centre in Birmingham on Monday 10th October 2022.

Field Application Engineers from the company and Engineers from Rohde & Schwarz will present several topics with a blend of theoretical examples and live demonstrations of the technology. This will comprise power converter practical design considerations, tools and tips, power modules and test instruments, and an introduction to the company's free REDEXPERT tool.

The first topic to be presented is Non-Isolated DC-DC Topologies and Practical Design Considerations. This session aims to go beyond the basic operation of Buck, Boost and SEPIC converters and examine Practical Design considerations and tips. This comprises maximum power theorem, SEPIC leakage inductance, Current Mode Control IC parameters, a root cause analysis of converter audible noise and more. LT Spice simulations will also be employed to examine the behaviour and performance of input filtering and its impact on stability.

Second to be discussed is Power Integrity and EMI Measurement and Suppression. This session incorporates a live demo of a practical converter design, and this is employed to highlight good and bad design practice. The importance of utilising the right type/quality of test equipment to identify signal and noise, including which instruments can be used for EMC debugging, Time Domain versus Frequency Domain measurements, what accessories are required, and how to qualify EMC through the development cycle with oscilloscopes.

The third presentation topic is MAGI3C Power Modules, which delivers a brief overview of the technology, including advantages and key features, ranges of specs and how to choose the right module for you. This is followed by a presentation of voltage and current regulated modules' evaluation boards and reference designs. LED driver, current sharing interleaved topology and bench power supply are a few of the reference designs.

Next presented are Isolated DC-DC Topologies, Practical Design Considerations and Power Transformer Selection. This will investigate flyback converters, design equations for CCM and DCM (includes design examples based on different ICs), power transformer selection and LT Spice simulations. This session also provides a practical demonstration, design considerations, and tips for other ICs. Key R&S Oscilloscope features and capabilities will be demonstrated as part of this practical session to show the latest and greatest in Oscilloscope technology.

The final presentation will be Power Converter Design and Measurement Tools. This will look at overviews of various IC Houses' power converter design tools, the dos and don'ts of these tools, and useful features. It'll also include a guide to the company's REDEXPERT tool (including optimising passive components selection) and using the R&S Oscilloscope software for EMC-based measurements as a test receiver. This section will end with a practical session demonstrating key R&S Oscilloscope features and capabilities.

This is a great opportunity to tap into the knowledge of these engineers. The design support they offer is invaluable to anybody looking at selecting and optimising their power converter topology or interested in practical considerations as part of their product designs.

Each attendee will receive a free copy of Wurth Electronics' ABC of Capacitors and a bag of goodies.

All attendees will be entered into a raffle for a prize draw to win a variety of prizes, including Wurth Electronics UK demo boards, reference guides and development kits!

Coffees and lunch will be offered at the venue.


By Seb Springall

Seb Springall is a seasoned editor at Electropages, specialising in the product news sections. With a keen eye for the latest advancements in the tech industry, Seb curates and oversees content that highlights cutting-edge technologies and market trends.