Online Workshops

on

Power Management

                 Concept    

to Implementation

LEARN. PRACTICE.EXCEL

Learner's Place Professional Academy invites you to join Power Management online courses (presented in a live webinar setting) covering a variety of topics, including but not limited to, Power Supply Design, and more. Select from any or several of our online courses to satisfy your continuing education needs, enhance your skills and advance in career.

 

Every student gets personal attention and works with Industry seasoned Instructor highly experienced in Power Supply and LED Systems Design.

By the end of the course, you will be proficient in the respective subjects.  You will receive the course materials before the day of the online workshop. You will be able to interact with the Instructor and ask questions during the course.

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Available Online Workshops

Learner's Place Professional Academy is offering five extensive online workshops on Electrical Engineering.

No.                     Workshop Title                                                Date/Time                                              Cost

1.          LTspice and Control Loops                                       January 25, 2019                                         $69

                                                                                                 9AM to 12PM PST

2.         Design of Inductors and Transformers                     February 8, 2019                                          $69

                                                                                                 9AM to 12PM PST

3.         Practical Design of LED Systems                              February 22, 2019                                        $69

                                                                                                 9AM to 12PM PST

4.         Critical Limitations of Discrete Components:         March 7, 2019                                               $69

            RLC---All That and More                                           9AM to 12PM PST

5.         Power Supply Design Using LTspice                        March 21 (Part1) &                                       $139

            (Part 1 & Part 2)                                                          March 28 (Part2), 2019

                                                                                                9AM to 12PM PST (Each Day)

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Power Supply System Engineers

  • Power Management Application Engineers

  • Field Application Engineers

  • Marketing and Sales Engineers

  • LED System Designers

  • LED Manufacturing Engineers

  • MS/PhD students 

  • Recent graduates

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SCHEDULE

LT Spice & Control Loops

Synopsis 

Control loop design for power supplies can be challenging, even for those with a background in analog electronics. Translating from textbook theory to actual designs that can be implemented on a circuit board requires experience that can take years to acquire.

In this class we will speed up the process by focusing on practical aspects of simulating and designing control loops for power supplies. In particular, we will be using LTspice, a free simulator, to compute the necessary feedback system and then verify its design. We start from the basics, explaining practically how to measure the transfer function of the power stage of a power supply.

We show how to build a switching model of a power supply in LTspice. We show how to use the latter to measure the transfer function. We then look at the three main types of feedback control, and build models of these. We combine the two models together and show how to measure the complete transfer function of the power supply, how to verify its bandwidth and its phase margin. Finally, we verify its stable performance.

 

Date

January 25, 2020

Time

9:00AM to 12:00PM (PST)

Location 

Online (With the live Instructor)

 

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Design of Inductors and Transformers

Synopsis 

Designing magnetics is the single most challenging aspect of the design of a power supply. Reference materials are hard to come by and tend to leave out a lot of practical information necessary to design your own, or even to be able to check that your vendor has done a good job of designing it for you. In this workshop we will help you through this process by focusing on practical aspects of the design of inductors and transformers. 

 

Date

February 8, 2020

Time

9:00AM to 12:00PM (PST)

Location 

Online (With the live Instructor)

 

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Practical Design of LED Systems

Synopsis 

Design of LED systems can be challenging, even for those with a background in power design. Such systems have a complicated mixture of electrical, thermal and optical characteristics, all of which interact. In this class we will focus on practical aspects of actually designing an LED system. We start from the basics, looking at LED characteristics and understanding their datasheets. We then look at some of the choices for driving LEDs, whether from DC source or from the AC line. Some of the switch-mode power supply options are examined in more detail. We then put the LEDs together with the power supply to see how they interact.

 

Date

February 22, 2020

Time

9:00AM to 12:00PM (PST)

Location 

Online (With the live Instructor)

 

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Critical Limitations of Discrete Components: RLC---All That and More

Synopsis 

Engineers use discrete components all the time. Resistors, capacitors, inductors and semiconductors too, diodes and transistors, just to name the most common ones. But a capacitor you buy isn’t just an ideal component like you learn about in school. It has ESR. It has ESL. It has a maximum voltage rating, and a maximum ripple current. And there are ten different kinds of capacitors. How do you select one that fits the needs of your design without violating any specs?

If you aren’t sure of the difference between a tantalum capacitor and an aluminum; if you aren’t sure about how much voltage can be safely handled by an 0805 resistor; if you aren’t clear about the RMS current rating of an inductor vs. its peak current rating; if you aren’t immediately clear on the answer to all of these questions, this webinar is for you!

This is an introductory course suitable for power supply engineers---and any Electronic engineers---who need to know more details about what exactly the components in their design are doing. After this workshop you will know when *not* to use electrolytic capacitors, when *not* to use 0603 resistors, and many more.

Date

March 7, 2020

Time

9:00AM to 12:00PM (PST)

Location 

Online (With the live Instructor)

 

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Power Supply Design Using LTspice

Synopsis 

Designing a power supply from scratch can be an arduous task, involving a wide variety of different kinds of knowledge. Engineers have to be familiar with topologies, component selection, safety and governmental regulations and magnetics design, just to name a few. And you need to make sure that when the PCB is fabbed that the design is going to work the first time. How can you accomplish all this with a limited amount of time?

In this two-part webinar, I’m going to teach you how to go from specification to successful design in a short amount of time. The key ingredient is going to be the extensive use of simulation, from estimating losses in MOSFETs and diodes, to verifying control loop stability and bandwidth, and to checking the parameters of magnetics design. I’ll be taking an actual design from component selection through to the point where it’s ready to go to layout, using LTspice, a free simulator, to verify each step of the design.

Part 1: Specification writing; Topology Selection; IC Selection; Component Design; Overview and Cautions of Modeling

Part 2: Magnetics Design; State-Space Average Model; Control Loop; Switching Model; Load Step Modeling; EMI Modeling

This course is suitable for power supply engineers of all levels of experience who need to shorten their design cycle time and ensure that fewer board spins are necessary.

Date

Part 1 - March 21, 2020

Part 2 - March 28, 2020

Time

9:00AM to 12:00PM (PST)

Location 

Online (With the live Instructor)

 

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INSTRUCTOR

Ron Lenk

Ron Lenk is a veteran engineer specializing in power supplies and LED drivers. He has 35 issued U.S. patents, and is the author of a best-selling book on power supplies, and co-author of a best-selling book on LEDs and LED drivers. He was co-founder and CEO of SuperBulbs (Switch Light), a venture-funded light bulb manufacturer. He is currently a consultant, doing both design work and invention. He is a senior member of the IEEE. He graduated from M.I.T. with an S.B. in Physics, and remains actively engaged in theoretical physics and mathematics.

Books written by Ron Lenk

 
 
 
 
 

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