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Santa Clara October 3, 2019
High-Performance Power Conversion Seminar & Workshops View Agenda Register now

Keynote speaker:
Dr. Ray Ridley

President, Ridley Engineering, Inc.

Dr. Ray Ridley has been designing, researching, and teaching power electronics for over 40 years. His teaching style is renowned for applying advanced theory to practical design. He is very active in creating software and hardware development tools for designers. Thousands of engineers in 72 countries have taken his courses and use his products in the design process. His landmark work on current-mode control defined how the system should be analyzed and has remained the standard for over 30 years.

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Dr. Ray Ridley

Why you should attend this free event

Why you should attend this free event

Designing high-performance power systems continues to increase in complexity year after year. Utilizing a solid design methodology for high performance power conversion is essential to achieving first-time success. You will learn new techniques for EMI mitigation, thermal modeling, PCB Layout, DC-DC designs and implementing AC-DC Front ends. Real-world applications will be used whenever possible to illustrate the workshops. During this daylong event you will learn from industry experts and Vicor applications engineers. They will help you identify common pitfalls and guide you on a path to success when designing high performance power systems.

Agenda

October 3, 2019

Marriott Santa Clara, 2700 Mission College Boulevard, Santa Clara, CA 95054


9:00 to 9:30 AM

Registration


9:30 to 9:45 AM

Welcome

Seattle/Portland Rooms


9:45 to 10:45 AM

Keynote by Dr. Ray Ridley

Seattle/Portland Rooms

Dr. Ridley will talk about the profound changes in the industry over the last 40 years. Power architecture, topologies, magnetics, control, packaging and new devices have developed together to create a revolution in power electronics design. Combining old and new technologies presents a myriad of opportunities for creating higher efficiency while meeting decreasing size constraints.
 
These new opportunities bring new challenges. Dr. Ridley has trained over 10,000 design engineers and worked with thousands of companies coping with this ever-changing landscape. Always an entertaining speaker, Dr. Ridley has a unique perspective on the crucial skills needed to excel as a modern power designer.


10:45 to 11:00 AM

Coffee break


11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Track A - Santa Barbara Room

Workshop: EMI challenges and troubleshooting techniques

Presented by Applications Engineering

Without proper consideration, EMI can derail projects and create costly delays. With a real-world troubleshooting example, you will learn about basic EMI measurement, common and differential noise sources and identification methods, conducted EMI pre-compliance testing, layout issues, etc.

Track B - Newport Beach Room

Workshop: Modular DC-DC system design done right

Presented by Applications Engineering

Real-world systems comprise more than just the DC-DC converter itself. Using a case study to examine the requirements of module integration into a DC-DC system, you will learn topics such as input and output filtering, protections, compatibility with the source and load dynamics.


12:00 to 12:45 PM

Lunch


12:45 to 1:45 PM

Track A - Santa Barbara Room

Workshop: Avoiding common AC-DC design pitfalls

Presented by Applications Engineering

Design-in of AC-DC front end modules can be complicated. This session will provide a straightforward approach for success, covering such topics as source impedance considerations, inrush current, filter resonance and damping, PFC, faults, fusing, system stability and safety.

Track B - Newport Beach Room

Workshop: High-performance PCB layout and thermal design techniques

Presented by Applications Engineering

Our experts will share their optimization techniques addressing the following topics: applying thermal models and simulation, PCB layout for effective thermal management, power/signal routing and integrity in high density, high current applications to minimize board losses and maximize performance.


1:45 to 2:00 PM

Coffee break


2:00 to 3:00 PM

Track A - Santa Barbara Room

Workshop: Avoiding common AC-DC design pitfalls

Presented by Applications Engineering

Design-in of AC-DC front end modules can be complicated. This session will provide a straightforward approach for success, covering such topics as source impedance considerations, inrush current, filter resonance and damping, PFC, faults, fusing, system stability and safety.

Track B - Newport Beach Room

Workshop: Modular DC-DC system design done right

Presented by Applications Engineering

Real-world systems comprise more than just the DC-DC converter itself. Using a case study to examine the requirements of module integration into a DC-DC system, you will learn topics such as input and output filtering, protections, compatibility with the source and load dynamics.


3:00 to 3:30 PM

Wrap up & Networking

Seattle/Portland Rooms


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