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Lunch 'n Learn meeting of the Orange County chapter of the IPC Designers Council

Date:       Thursday, January 17th, 2013
Time:       11:30 am - 1:30 pm 
Where:    Avnet, Inc.     430 Exchange #100   Irvine, CA 92602

Topic:    PCB Design for low voltage/high current DC-DC Switching Regulators
               What a designer needs to know in order to improve the power supplies in your design

Presentation by:  Ed Osburn  Director – U.S. Solutions Engineering Centers    ON Semiconductor 

Today’s electronic devices typically require multiple DC-DC regulators to power a variety of IC’s all with different Voltage and Current requirements.  Additionally, new semiconductor processes drive lower voltages and with higher transistor counts.  These increased transistor counts tend to drive higher current draw on the power rails.  Ed Osburn’s presentation will provide a basic background on DC-DC operation, highlight key issues with components, and guidance on PCB component placement, stackup and routing of nets related to the DC-DC converter and system signals nearby. 

You will gain an improved understanding of design operation and key issues that will translate to improved PCB design that can yield improved DC-DC electrical performance, reduced thermals, and a more robust power supply.  The improvements in the DC-DC layout can yield overall improvements in system operation thru improved voltage margin, reduced power rail noise, and lower noise coupling into system I/O.  The result will translate to a more reliable and higher performance product.

Reserve a spot on your calendar on Thursday, January 17th, 2013 from 11:30am to 1:30pm for this educational “Lunch ‘n Learn” meeting event. 

Avnet, Inc.     
430 Exchange #100
Irvine, CA 92602                     Google Map to Avnet

Lunch served      11:30 - 11:50
Misc. Business    11:50 - 12:00               
Presentation        12:00 - 1:15
Q & A                     1:15 - 1:25
Door prize raffle     1:25 - 1:30

Cost:   The cost to attend this Lunch ‘n Learn event will be $10.00 at the door to help cover part of the lunch cost. 
Please RSVP no later than noon on Wednesday, January 16nd to   [email protected]

Don’t miss out on this informative event…..!  Hope you can attend!

Scott McCurdy
President, IPC Designers Council - Orange County chapter
Freedom CAD Services
cellphone:   714-425-3235
eMail:          [email protected]