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Originally Broadcast: Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Sponsor: Texas Instruments
Duration: 30 Minutes
Engineers have been designing switch-mode power converters for some time now. If you're new to the design field or you don't compensate converters all the time, compensation requires some research to do correctly. This webinar will break the procedure down into a step-by-step process that you can follow to compensate a power converter. We will explain the theory of compensation and why it is necessary, examine a couple power stages, and show how to determine where to place the poles and zeros of the compensation network to compensate a power converter. We will examine typical error amplifiers as well as transconductance amplifiers to see how each affects the control loop. The webinar will work through an example so that power engineers have a quick reference when they need to compensate a power converter.
This session will cover:
- Compensation design and objectives
- Explanation of poles and zeros
- Power stage characteristics
- Error amplifier and transconductance amplifier
- Compensation example
Pradeep Shenoy, Systems Engineer, Texas Instruments
Pradeep Shenoy is a systems engineer in the Power Design Services team at Texas Instruments. His area of expertise is high frequency DC-DC converters. He received a B.S. degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He received the Illinois International Graduate Achievement Award in 2010 and the Jack Kilby Award for Innovation in 2015. He serves in several roles in the IEEE Power Electronics Society and as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics.