Overview:
Selecting the right power management solution for an advanced processor-based design can be tricky, to say the least. There are a number of factors in play – everything from what features do you need to how much current does your FPGA require? Texas Instruments (TI) and Avnet have collaborated to create a dynamic webinar that will help you discern which power devices are best-suited for performance processors. Presenters will highlight available tools and resources from TI, Xilinx and Avnet such as power system reference designs for Series 7 Xilinx® FPGAs and Zynq®-7000 AP SoCs, system power block diagrams, power estimator tools like WEBENCH®, and more. TI will also offer a sneak peek of the newest devices optimized to power new-generation silicon, and Avnet will profile complete board solutions proven to accelerate development cycles. Other discussion topics include:

FPGA Power Basics

  • Voltage requirements & accuracy
  • Inrush current
  • Soft-start ramp
  • Power sequencing

Design Resources

  • Power estimator tools (Xpower, WEBENCH® Designer)
  • Xilinx® Series-7 FPGAs Power Reference Designs
  • Best converters and modules for FPGA power
  • Reference designs
  • Solutions guides
  • Development tools, technical documentation, and third-party programs

EVM Offer – Exclusively Available to Webinar Attendees

For a limited time Avnet Electronics Marketing and TI are offering up to 50% off the listed AvnetExpress.com resale of select TI development tools. The discount offer will be available while supplies of the EVMs last. The discount code will be provided at the end of the webinar. Here’s a list of the EVMs that will be offered:

  • TPS54020EVM-082: 10A Synchronous Step-Down SWIFT™ Converter Evaluation Module
  • LMZ31710EVM-001: SIMPLE SWITCHER® 10A Power Module Evaluation Board
  • TPS51206EVM-745: 2-A Peak Sink/Source DDR Termination Regulator with VTTREF Buffered Reference
  • TPS560200EVM-537: 500-mA Synchronous Step-Down Converter Evaluation Module

About the Speakers:
Richard Nowakowski
Product Manager, Power Management, Texas Instruments

Rich Nowakowski is a product marketing engineer in Texas Instruments’ power management group focused on non-isolated DC/DC converters and controllers for performance processors. At TI for over 15 years, Rich’s previous roles include the introduction of TI’s QFN power modules with integrated magnetics and TI’s SWIFT™ brand of switching regulators with integrated FETs. Rich is the author of several articles on non-isolated DC/DC conversion for a wide range of applications. Rich holds a BSEE from North Dakota State University. In his spare time he enjoys astronomy.


Chris Ammann
Global Technical Marketing Manager, Power – Avnet Electronics Marketing

Chris Ammann is a member of the Avnet Electronics Marketing Global Technical Marketing team overseeing the global power strategy. In addition to designing power systems for Avnet development boards, Chris provides support, reference material and training to Avnet’s technical field teams. Chris brings 15 years of experience to his role, including time spent as an Avnet Electronics Marketing field applications engineer supporting power and analog technology and as a hardware engineer with PairGain / ADC Telecommunications designing telecom equipment for the industrial environment. Chris holds a BSEE from North Carolina State University.