The increasing demand for reliable, low cost, high power density electronics is driving up the edge speed (di/dt) of switched mode power supplies. In this high di/dt era, layout parasitics become increasingly troublesome. Traditional design techniques are no longer adequate. A new methodology that combines the effects of the layout artwork with the lumped components is necessary.

At Keysight we are the experts in accounting for layout parasitics because our EDA tools integrate Electromagnetic (EM) field solvers with circuit simulators. PE customers use our tools to see the effect of “good” and “bad” layouts on the device stress, conversion efficiency, Electromagnetic Interference and compatibility (EMI/EMC), etc. without having to “solder and see”, building and testing multiple costly and time-consuming prototypes.

In these complimentary seminars you will learn about a complete design flow that addresses the following challenges:

  • Gaining insight on important performance metrics such as efficiency and reliability of your design.
  • Pinpointing and fixing root causes of surge voltage overstress from layout parasitics.
  • Modelling EMI/EMC in a “virtual chamber”.

Designers working on switched mode power supplies, power converters, and other power electronic implementations.


09:15 – 16:10

Dates and Locations

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Les Ulis, France

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Telford, UK


09:15 – Registration

09:45 – Welcome

09:55 – Design Flow of Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Power Electronics Modules

10:40 – Break

10:55 – Controlling Parasitic Effects of the PCB Layout

11:55 – Lunch

12:55 – Understanding and Controlling EMI

13:55 – Optimizing Closed Loop Performance

14:55 – Power Device and Component Evaluation (Measurements)

15:55 – Wrap-up

16:10 – Demonstrations


Colin Warwick, Product Manager, Keysight Technologies

Colin is a product manager for power electronics where his focus is on design and analysis tools for engineers building high di/dt switched-mode power supplies. Before joining Keysight, Colin was with Royal Signals and Radar Establishment in Malvern, England; Bell Labs in Holmdel, NJ; and The MathWorks in Natick, MA. He completed his bachelor, masters, and doctorate degrees in physics at the University of Oxford, England. He has published over 50 technical articles and holds thirteen patents.

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