Webinar | August 10, 2023

Intro To Power Electronics On-Demand Webinar Series

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The demand for energy is creating a need for faster, more energy-efficient designs in a smaller form factor.

Engineers working in power conversion, embedded power and motor drive electronics face the task of simultaneously creating higher power and higher efficiencies at higher densities while requiring more reliability.

Watch our Intro To Power Electronics to learn the fundamentals of these challenges now:

Intro To Power Electronics: Redesign with SiC

This presentation is created for engineers who face EMC challenges while designing power electronics with SiC. It will discuss the need for a redesign process which takes EMI issues into account as early as possible to avoid increasing and induced costs later in the product creation and manufacturing phase. You will be learning about EMC fundamentals, debugging tools, and measurements solutions which help you identify and overcome EMI problems in the early stages of your design process. By reference to a real-world scenario with SiC device design, we will be demonstrating guidance through best practices.

Intro to Power Electronics: Tips and tricks on how to verify control loop stability with a Rohde & Schwarz oscilloscope

This presentation deals with measuring the control loop stability of switch-mode power supplies in order to achieve an excellent performance and to get confidence in the design. We will be discussing the main measurement concept, emphasizing the main topics, and describing the measurements from a pragmatist’s point of view. Presenting proper measurement setups and advising key solution differentiators complete this discussion on verifying control loop stability.

Intro to Power Electronics: Tips and Tricks for accurate high voltage measurements using differential probes

This presentation is intended for engineers designing and testing high voltage designs. We will be starting with an introduction to the different types of voltage probes, their pros and cons, and the voltage levels they are suited for. Referring to high voltage applications we will be discussing working principles, control settings and indicators for differential probes. We will be giving guidance on improving the validity of measurement results influenced by the test setup cabling, leads, clips and more. Key parameters and characteristics of high voltage differential probes such as safety categories, compensation for probe errors, noise, zero-point drift, and offset compensation, conclude the webinar.

Intro to Power Electronics: Pre-Compliance EMI Debug

When it comes to passing the final EMI Compliance test for a new design, the sooner testing begins, the more likely you can address potential issues. The cost to address a problem exponentially rises as the project nears completion. So, designing with EMI in mind can help prevent the first-time EMI compliance test failure rate of 50 to 80%. Save both time and money by learning how to discover & address potential issues early in the design cycle in this presentation. Matthew Maxwell and James Lewis from Rohde & Schwarz discuss how to use instruments like a spectrum analyzer and an oscilloscope to help locate, diagnose, and fix EMI or EMC issues with a design. These proactive measurements can result in a more predictable product release schedule, enabling the success critical to today’s competitive market.

Intro to Power Electronics: Power Integrity Measurement Fundamentals

Today’s world is driven by the latest industrial and economic technologies and trends such as IoT, Industry 4.0, and green energy on the one hand, and by fundamental changes in personal lifestyle such as e-health, e-mobility, smart homes, smart cities, and social media on the other hand. All these trends create a strong demand for a new generation of electronic devices that address the challenging requirements of wearability, mobility, connectivity, performance, power efficiency, robustness, and highest data rates. As a direct result of these demands, electronic engineers currently face ever more complex challenges when designing and developing integrated board architectures.

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