Overview: 
System designers look for ways to optimize
motor efficiency, address energy consumption and minimize cost in their
designs.  However, there is a certain amount of mystery involved with how to
accomplish this task. Choosing the optimal topology for driving motors in your
application is key to optimizing efficiency. In addition, addressing thermals
and knowing when to use ‘brute force’ in controlling motor drive and when and
how to take a more gentle, targeted approach will help improve your design and
extend the life of your application. This panel webinar will examine some
considerations you will face in your application design and ways to address each
potential challenge.

Topics include:

  • The role of Analog energy-efficiency on
    the road to All Digital Products
  • Defining Efficiency across the
    Voltage/Current/Power Range and how to improve the flatness of the curve
  • Definition of the motor efficacy and work around to improve EMI/EMC
    compatibility
  • Using feedback systems and FOC algorithms to manage load angle
    and optimize motor efficiency 

Presenters:
Art Gonsky, Solutions Development
Manager, ON Semiconductor

Art Gonsky is a Solutions Development
Manager for the global marketing team at ON Semiconductor. Mr. Gonsky has over
30 years experience in the power electronics industry. Prior to his current
position at ON Semiconductor he worked as a principal Field Applications
Engineer supporting the entire ON Semiconductor portfolio. Mr. Gonsky holds an
MSEE and a BSEE from the Ukraine Politech Institute & Air Force
Academy.

Steve
Sheard, Senior Applications & Marketing Engineer, ON
Semiconductor

Steve Sheard is a senior applications and marketing
engineer at ON Semiconductor, supporting the SSG Motor Drive product portfolio.
Mr. Sheard has over 35 years in the electronics industry. Previously he worked
at Motorola as an applications and marketing engineer supporting products from
image sensors and virtual displays to GPS receivers and navigation systems. Mr.
Sheard holds an MBA from the University of Phoenix and a BSEE from the City
& Guilds of London.

Moderator:
Steve Taranovich, Senior Technical
Editor, Analog & Power Design Centers, EDN Editor, Integration Nation on
Planet Analog

Steve Taranovich is a senior technical editor at EDN
with 41 years of experience in the electronics industry. Steve received his MSEE
from Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, New York, and his BEEE from New York
University, Bronx, New York. He is also chairman of the Educational Activities
Committee for IEEE Long Island. His expertise is in analog, RF and power
management with a diverse embedded processing education as it relates to analog
design from his years at Burr-Brown and Texas Instruments. Steve was a circuit
design engineer for his first 16 years in electronics. He then served as one of
the first field application engineers with Burr-Brown Corp and also became one
of their first global account managers, traveling to Europe, India and China.