Learning about the Power Component Design Methodology

April 3, 2013
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Webinar: Designing High Performance AC-DC Power Systems Using a Power Component ApproachThis post looks at the three reasons and three distinct advantages that power components offer in your power system design.

We also recently held a webinar that presented a three-stage process that simplifies the design process and you can register to watch the rebroadcast here: Designing High Performance AC-DC Power Systems Using a Power Component Approach.

The first reason for using power components is system performance. If your system requires a high-performance power system, and designing high-performance power is beyond your expertise, power components can give you access to that high-performance attribute. If your system needs high power density, high efficiency and good transient response all of these things are important for many systems, power components give you access to that without having to have a long pedigree of experience in actually designing discrete power.

Secondly power components provide flexibility. If your system needs the ability to reuse designs and customize, or scale, or tweak your design to individual load needs, then power components give you the capability to design your power system to the exact set of requirements that you need, and then scale and modify the power for that or for other systems. So you have the flexibility to be able to reuse your design and not have to design from the ground up every time you have a new system that may have very similar power requirements to your previous systems.

The third benefit is in terms of the design cycle. If you need the fastest design cycle possible, or if you need to design a system with the least amount of effort, the lowest risk, and deploying the fewest resources possible, power components offer a very straightforward and easy way for a non-power-expert engineer to design an expert level power system that has the best chance for first power-up success. Or even for a power expert engineer!

What power components provide here is they take the heavy lifting out of the power system design: you can focus on the attributes of your power system that are unique to your equipment and the equipment that you are trying to power.

To find out more, and learn more about a simple three-step process to help simplify the design process still further, listen to our latest webinar rebroadcast, “Designing High Performance AC-DC Power Systems Using a Power Component Approach”.

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