Get the 'power to innovate' at APEC 2017

28th March 2017
Posted By : Alice Matthews
Get the 'power to innovate' at APEC 2017

At the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), Texas Instruments (TI) will unveil several system reference designs that include the company’s most advanced analogue and embedded processing technologies. Supporting a range of system requirements from high voltage to low power, TI Designs reference designs give engineers the 'Power to Innovate' with breakthrough technology for industrial systems.

Demonstrated at TI’s booth 701 and online now, the new reference designs include:

  • GaN-based power system designs - from AC to processor
    The company claims that this is the industry’s first end-to-end high-frequency Gallium Nitride (GaN) power solution to efficiently manage power from AC to point-of-load in space-constrained industrial, telecom and networking applications. Achieving a 3x power density as compared to existing solutions, TI shows off four separate reference designs based on its LMG5200 80V, 10A integrated GaN FET power stage and LMG3410 high-voltage GaN power stage solutions.
  • 480W bidirectional power conversion for energy storage
    The new compact, bidirectional DC/DC Converter reference design is capable of delivering 480W/in3 with 97% efficiency in Local Energy Storage (LES) and lithium battery back-up power applications, specifically for server power supply units. The (1x1x1") reference design is based on a two-phase interleaved half-bridge power stage controlled by TI’s UCD3138A digital power controller.
  • Smart thermostat 24VAC power stage
    A low Iq, 24VAC power stage reference design takes advantage of a wide input range voltage converter and battery fuel gauge to optimise smart thermostat, video doorbells and gateway systems used in building. The design features TI’s new LM5166 synchronous buck converter with a maximum input voltage of 65V to help HVAC systems withstand transients, and a low quiescent current of less than 10µA to maximise light-load efficiency.
  • PoE for industrial LED lighting for smart buildings
    Extending its expertise in Power over Ethernet (PoE) applications, TI introduced an IEEE 802.3bt-compliant, PoE-enabled LED lighting ballast demonstration with power and data path features. The reference design helps engineers intelligently manage LED ballasts over Ethernet to light industrial automation designs, and maintain low power consumption during standby.
  • EV Charging, USB-Type C and more
    In addition to the GaN-based and smart power designs, TI is demonstrating reference designs focused on faster and cooler electric vehicle charging, USB-Type C applications and isolation technology based on the new ISOW7841 for protection relay and smart grid applications.

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