Texas Instruments launched their new WEBENCH System Power Architect, which is an online tool for speeding the design of multi-output, high-performance DC/DC power supply systems. The tool gives engineers a robust design capability to build and optimize a complete power system from the edge of the card to the smallest point-of-load in just about 60 seconds. WEBENCH System Power Architect includes a variety of hot swap controllers and isolated power products.
Analog Devices is offering a webinar (Powering Your Circuit) next week. The one hour webcast will take place Wednesday, July 13th, at 2:00 pm EDT. The online seminar will focus on power supply design. The ADI webcast is intended for both engineers new to the field, and experienced engineers looking for a refresher course on power system design and component selection.
Texas Instruments (TI) will conduct a series of Power Supply Design Seminars in North America. The one-day seminars will take place in 30 cities across the United States and Canada. The seminars offer technical and practical presentations that combine new advanced power supply concepts, basic design principles and real-world application examples. The seminars are designed for all skill levels from the new graduate to the seasoned engineer. The cost of the day-long seminar is $99 USD. Pricing includes a continental breakfast, lunch, a copy of the seminar manual, and presentation materials. Seminars are also planned for Europe, Asia, Mexico and South America for 2011.
National Semiconductor launched WEBENCH Power Architect. The design tool enables engineers to rapidly create, model and implement multiple-output, high-performance DC-DC power supplies for an entire system. System designers can use WEBENCH Power Architect to instantly optimize multiple power supplies across several performance parameters including topology, intermediate voltage rails, footprint, efficiency, component count, and bill of materials (BOM) cost.