As industrial control system complexities increase, module case sizes are reducing and channel counts are increasing. With reducing module size come a reduced power budget; there is only a limited amount of power dissipation that the system can handle. Designers often need to trade off other specs in the system (such as reducing the output load that the system can handle) or reduce the numbers of channels in the system.

This webcast will present a typical analog module configuration and show how to calculate the maximum ambient temperature that the system can tolerate, based on maximum output load requirements. We then look at a new technology to reduce the power dissipated in the module, regardless of what output load is connected, and especially under a fault conditions on the output. Finally, we will look at the performance of these devices when the supply is run from a switching regulator rather than with a linear regulator.

Who should attend?
Engineers involved in Industrial Control design.

Colm Slattery, Applications Engineer, I&I Segment, Analog Devices
Colm Slattery is an applications engineer in the I&I segment at Analog Devices. His first role in ADI was as a Test Development Engineer. He has also spent 3 years based in Shanghai, China, supporting field activities for the precision Converter group. Prior to his role in the I&I group, Colm was a product line applications engineer in the DAC group.