Webinar Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Time: 5:00 AM (PDT)
Speaker: Travis Williams, Vicor
Location: on the Web
Event Details & Registration: http://spectrum.ieee.org/webinars
Summary: Today, many systems from electric vehicles and home energy storage to communications infrastructure, use batteries to enable portable power or provide a fallback in the event that mains power fails. If demand for batteries continues to grow, engineers need an easier approach to designing battery-powered systems. In particular, the output voltage of batteries can vary significantly; power systems must deliver constant voltage to the load and act as a current source to charge the battery; and there is a continual demand for higher efficiency. This webinar explains how flexible power components can be used to shorten the design cycle, simplify the power system and reduce cost, weight and size while increasing efficiency.
Topics covered include:
• Why wide input and output voltage ranges are important
• How to design scalable power systems to meet current and future needs
• Reducing costs by using flexible components
• Maximizing power density and efficiency in systems with batteries
Travis Williams has extensive experience in power electronics design. He has worked at Vicor for two years and previously held a variety of engineering roles for 14 years. His patents include one to estimate the state of charge of a battery. He holds a BSEE from Brigham Young University and an MBA from the University of Southern Maine.