Power Supply Design Seminars registration

Since its introduction in 1977, the Power Supply Design Seminar series provides rich, technical and practical presentations which combine new advanced power supply concepts, basic design principles and "real-world" application examples. Whether this seminar is used to gain fresh knowledge of power supply design, or as a review for those experienced in power supply design, the topics presented will be worthwhile for all levels of expertise.

Power Supply Design Seminar

Power Supply Design Seminar Series 

Registration includes:

  • Power supply design training by TI power experts
  • Seminar presentation workbook
  • Refreshments and lunch

After careful evaluation and monitoring of the current public health situation due to the coronavirus outbreak, we have decided to postpone all PSDS 2020 sessions hosted in Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Seoul, Taipei, Tokyo, Osaka, Bologna, and Nuremberg until a later date. We will update this page with more information once the new dates are confirmed. Thank you for understanding as we prioritize the health and safety of our participants and employees.

Explore technical topics from previous seminars here.

Americas

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PSDS 2020 Agenda: Americas
8-8:30 a.m.  Welcome and badge pick up
8:30-9:30 a.m. Power-Conversion Techniques for Complying with Automotive Emissions Requirements

This topic addresses the unique challenges of designing power converters to pass automotive EMC requirements based on CISPR 25, including background information on the CISPR 25 standard and test setups. 
9:30-9:45 a.m.  Break
9:45-10:45 a.m.

Power Factor Correction (PFC) Circuit Basics

A power factor correction (PFC) circuit intentionally shapes the input current to be in phase with the instantaneous line voltage and minimizes the total apparent power consumed. While this is advantageous to utility companies, a PFC circuit also provides benefits in end applications. This topic presents these benefits, how the PFC circuit can impact the AC-to-DC power-conversion architecture, common PFC circuit types, the benefits/disadvantages of different approaches, and a PFC solution selection process based on end-equipment priorities.

10:45 -11 a.m. Break
11-12:00 p.m.

Voltage Regulator Design and Optimization for High-Current, Fast-Slew-Rate Load Transients

This topic breaks down regulator transient response, the effects of load slew rate on COUT selection and two methods of calculating COUT in processor power applications.This topic also includes an overview of regulator output impedance, load lines and the effect of control topology on transient response.

12-1 p.m. Lunch
1-2 p.m.
Common Mistakes in Flyback Power Supplies and How to Fix Them

When you run into a problem in your power-supply design, the odds are that someone else has already solved the same problem on another design. Wouldn’t it be great if you could learn from their mistakes? This topic focuses on some of the most common mistakes in the design and troubleshooting of low-power AC/DC power supplies, specifically focusing on the flyback topology.
 
2-2:15 p.m.

Break

2:15-3:15 p.m.

Designing a High-Power Bidirectional AC/DC Power Supply Using SiC FETs

This topic will review bidirectional AC/DC power supplies, bridgeless power factor correction (PFC), and isolated DC/DC topologies and design challenges. Resolving these challenges entails a deep dive into the total bidirectional AC/DC rectifier solution, including a totem-pole PFC solution and an isolated CLLLC resonant DC/DC converter solution using silicon carbide (SiC) field-effect transistors (FETs). We will also discuss the implementation details of hardware and software in order to easily apply the concepts and results presented.

3:15-3:30 p.m. Break
3:30-4:30 p.m.

Practical EMI Considerations for Low-Power AC/DC Supplies

Electromagnetic interference (EMI) is an essential part of every power-supply design, but too often gets relegated to the end of the design flow, at which point its resolution can be time-consuming, costly and inefficient. This topic will help dispel fears about EMI, and show how to find and fix the issues.

Asia regions

Dates & locations

Location - Asia regions
Date
Venue
Register
Beijing Postponed until further notice Holiday Inn - Beijing Haidian
Register
Xi'an Postponed until further notice Xi’an Greenland Holiday Inn Century City Register
Shanghai Postponed until further notice Shanghai Pudong Holiday Inn Register
Seoul Postponed until further notice
COEX Convention & Exhibition Center Register
Shenzhen Postponed until further notice Intercontinental Shenzhen Register
Taipei Postponed until further notice Taipei Grand Sheraton Register

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PSDS 2020 Agenda: Asia regions
8-9 a.m. Welcome and badge pick up
9-10 a.m.

Power-Conversion Techniques for Complying with Automotive Emissions Requirements

This topic addresses the unique challenges of designing power converters to pass automotive EMC requirements based on CISPR 25, including background information on the CISPR 25 standard and test setups. 

10-10:15 a.m. Break
10:15-11:15 a.m.

Power Factor Correction (PFC) Circuit Basics

A power factor correction (PFC) circuit intentionally shapes the input current to be in phase with the instantaneous line voltage and minimizes the total apparent power consumed. While this is advantageous to utility companies, a PFC circuit also provides benefits in end applications. This topic presents these benefits, how the PFC circuit can impact the AC-to-DC power-conversion architecture, common PFC circuit types, the benefits/disadvantages of different approaches, and a PFC solution selection process based on end-equipment priorities.

11:15-11:30 a.m.
Break
11:30-12:30 p.m.

Voltage Regulator Design and Optimization for High-Current, Fast-Slew-Rate Load Transients

This topic breaks down regulator transient response, the effects of load slew rate on COUT selection and two methods of calculating COUT in processor power applications. This topic also includes an overview of regulator output impedance, load lines and the effect of control topology on transient response.

12:30-1:30 p.m.
Lunch
1:30-2:30 p.m.

Common Mistakes in Flyback Power Supplies and How to Fix Them

When you run into a problem in your power-supply design, the odds are that someone else has already solved the same problem on another design. Wouldn’t it be great if you could learn from their mistakes? This topic focuses on some of the most common mistakes in the design and troubleshooting of low-power AC/DC power supplies, specifically focusing on the flyback topology.

2:45-3 p.m.
Break
2:45 to 3:45 p.m.

Designing a High-Power Bidirectional AC/DC Power Supply Using SiC FETs

This topic will review bidirectional AC/DC power supplies, bridgeless power factor correction (PFC), and isolated DC/DC topologies and design challenges. Resolving these challenges entails a deep dive into the total bidirectional AC/DC rectifier solution, including a totem-pole PFC solution and an isolated CLLLC resonant DC/DC converter solution using silicon carbide (SiC) field-effect transistors (FETs). We will also discuss the implementation details of hardware and software in order to easily apply the concepts and results presented.

3:45-4 p.m.
Break
4-5 p.m.

Practical EMI Considerations for Low-Power AC/DC Supplies

Electromagnetic interference (EMI) is an essential part of every power-supply design, but too often gets relegated to the end of the design flow, at which point its resolution can be time-consuming, costly and inefficient. This topic will help dispel fears about EMI, and show how to find and fix the issues.

Europe

Dates & locations

Location - EMEA
Date
Venue
Register
Tel Aviv, Israel February 25, 2020 Prima Millennium Hotel Register
Nuremberg, Germany Postponed until further notice Le Méridien Grand Hotel Nuremberg Register
Zurich, Switzerland March 10, 2020 Zurich Marriott Hotel Register
Bologna, Italy Postponed until further notice Zanhotel & Meeting Centergross Register
Dortmund, Germany
March 24, 2020 Mercure Hotel Dormund Messe & Kongress Register
Brno, Czech Republic March 26, 2020 Courtyard by Marriott Brno Register
Birmingham, United Kingdom April 14, 2020 Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club Register
Copenhagen, Denmark April 16, 2020 Copenhagen Marriott Hotel Register
Paris, France April 21, 2020 Paris Marriott Opera Ambassador Register

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PSDS 2020 Agenda: Europe
8:30-9:00
Welcome and badge pick up
9:00-10:00

Power-Conversion Techniques for Complying with Automotive Emissions Requirements

This topic addresses the unique challenges of designing power converters to pass automotive EMC requirements based on CISPR 25, including background information on the CISPR 25 standard and test setups. 

10:00-11:00

Power Factor Correction (PFC) Circuit Basics

A power factor correction (PFC) circuit intentionally shapes the input current to be in phase with the instantaneous line voltage and minimizes the total apparent power consumed. While this is advantageous to utility companies, a PFC circuit also provides benefits in end applications. This topic presents these benefits, how the PFC circuit can impact the AC-to-DC power-conversion architecture, common PFC circuit types, the benefits/disadvantages of different approaches, and a PFC solution selection process based on end-equipment priorities.

11:00-11:30
Break
11:30-12:30

Voltage Regulator Design and Optimization for High-Current, Fast-Slew-Rate Load Transients

This topic breaks down regulator transient response, the effects of load slew rate on COUT selection and two methods of calculating COUT in processor power applications. This topic also includes an overview of regulator output impedance, load lines and the effect of control topology on transient response.

12:30-13:30
Lunch
13:30-14:30

Common Mistakes in Flyback Power Supplies and How to Fix Them

When you run into a problem in your power-supply design, the odds are that someone else has already solved the same problem on another design. Wouldn’t it be great if you could learn from their mistakes? This topic focuses on some of the most common mistakes in the design and troubleshooting of low-power AC/DC power supplies, specifically focusing on the flyback topology.

14:30-15:30

Designing a High-Power Bidirectional AC/DC Power Supply Using SiC FETs

This topic will review bidirectional AC/DC power supplies, bridgeless power factor correction (PFC), and isolated DC/DC topologies and design challenges. Resolving these challenges entails a deep dive into the total bidirectional AC/DC rectifier solution, including a totem-pole PFC solution and an isolated CLLLC resonant DC/DC converter solution using silicon carbide (SiC) field-effect transistors (FETs). We will also discuss the implementation details of hardware and software in order to easily apply the concepts and results presented.

15:30-16:00
Break
16:00-17:00

Practical EMI Considerations for Low-Power AC/DC Supplies

Electromagnetic interference (EMI) is an essential part of every power-supply design, but too often gets relegated to the end of the design flow, at which point its resolution can be time-consuming, costly and inefficient. This topic will help dispel fears about EMI, and show how to find and fix the issues.

Japan

Dates & locations

Location - Japan
Date
Venue
Register
Tokyo Postponed until further notice
CIVI training center Akihabara Register
Osaka Postponed until further notice
CIVI training center Kita-Umeda Register

Agenda - View complete abstracts

PSDS 2020 Agenda: Japan
8:30-9:00
Welcome and badge pick up
9:00-10:00

Power-Conversion Techniques for Complying with Automotive Emissions Requirements

This topic addresses the unique challenges of designing power converters to pass automotive EMC requirements based on CISPR 25, including background information on the CISPR 25 standard and test setups. 

10:00-10:15
Break
10:15-11:15

Power Factor Correction (PFC) Circuit Basics

A power factor correction (PFC) circuit intentionally shapes the input current to be in phase with the instantaneous line voltage and minimizes the total apparent power consumed. While this is advantageous to utility companies, a PFC circuit also provides benefits in end applications. This topic presents these benefits, how the PFC circuit can impact the AC-to-DC power-conversion architecture, common PFC circuit types, the benefits/disadvantages of different approaches, and a PFC solution selection process based on end-equipment priorities.

11:15-11:30
Break
11:30-12:30

Voltage Regulator Design and Optimization for High-Current, Fast-Slew-Rate Load Transients

This topic breaks down regulator transient response, the effects of load slew rate on COUT selection and two methods of calculating COUT in processor power applications. This topic also includes an overview of regulator output impedance, load lines and the effect of control topology on transient response.

12:30-13:30
Lunch
13:30-14:30

Common Mistakes in Flyback Power Supplies and How to Fix Them

When you run into a problem in your power-supply design, the odds are that someone else has already solved the same problem on another design. Wouldn’t it be great if you could learn from their mistakes? This topic focuses on some of the most common mistakes in the design and troubleshooting of low-power AC/DC power supplies, specifically focusing on the flyback topology.

14:30-14:45
Break
14:45-15:45

Designing a High-Power Bidirectional AC/DC Power Supply Using SiC FETs

This topic will review bidirectional AC/DC power supplies, bridgeless power factor correction (PFC), and isolated DC/DC topologies and design challenges. Resolving these challenges entails a deep dive into the total bidirectional AC/DC rectifier solution, including a totem-pole PFC solution and an isolated CLLLC resonant DC/DC converter solution using silicon carbide (SiC) field-effect transistors (FETs). We will also discuss the implementation details of hardware and software in order to easily apply the concepts and results presented.

15:45-16:00
Break
16:00-17:00

Practical EMI Considerations for Low-Power AC/DC Supplies

Electromagnetic interference (EMI) is an essential part of every power-supply design, but too often gets relegated to the end of the design flow, at which point its resolution can be time-consuming, costly and inefficient. This topic will help dispel fears about EMI, and show how to find and fix the issues.

Seminar is complete