Market Focus: Reducing Cost with Integrated Isolated Auxiliary Supplies
Isolated gate drivers and digital isolators are used in a variety of automotive and industrial applications. System designers often provide a discrete, secondary-side power supply for the isolated side supply requirements for the isolation IC. However, there is a better way! Integrating these point-of-load supplies reduces cost, board space, and design complexity over disintegrated, discrete supply solution. The integrated solution is also tailored well for the application at-hand, rather than taking a generic converter and adding it to the design. Join this session as we discuss the advantages of integrated isolated auxiliary supplies over discrete ones for isolated gate drive and digital communication in various applications.
Technical Focus: Understanding Silicon Labs' Integrated DC-DC Converters
Isolated devices with integrated dc-dc are growing in popularity. However, the techniques to optimize performance from these devices are not clear. New products that may look attractive from the datasheet may present trouble in implementation that cause delay to a designer’s project. This session will provide system designers with the up-to-date state of the integrated dc-dc technologies in isolated devices so that they can make informed selection and avoid unexpected delays to their project. The training will highlight the
challenges to recognize the highest performance from these integrated products.
45 Minute Presentation
15 Minute Q&A
Senior Product Manager
Asa Kirby is a senior product manager at Silicon Labs where he manages isolation products that serve a wide range of industrial applications. Asa is trained as an electrical engineer and has worked with customers and products in the industrial automation and machine control market for more than a decade. Prior to joining Silicon Labs in 2017, Asa served as an Applications Engineer and Product Manager at National Instruments. Recently, Asa developed requirements for Silicon Lab’s next generation of isolated gate drivers targeting the latest wide bandgap switch technology
Staff Application Engineer
Ted is the Staff Application Engineer at Silicon Labs focusing on the company’s Isolation product line. Ted joined Silicon Labs in 2005 and worked as the FAE to support Taiwan customers on the communication, power, timing, and MCU products. In 2015, Ted transferred to Power Application team in Austin and helped with development of several DC-DC converter designs in the communication and industrial application. With years of system level design experience and hands-on support in the field, Ted currently focuses on the isolation technology application in the power and automotive industries. Ted holds the Bachelor and Master degree in Electrical Engineering from Taipei University of Technology.
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