Power management lab kit from TI offers hands-on power supply learning

Power management lab kit from TI offers hands-on power supply learning

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Texas Instruments (Dallas, TX) has launched a toolkit that provides real world experience of power designs for both professionals and students.
By Rich Pell

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The TI Power Management Lab Kit (TI-PMLK) series provides boards alongside the learning environment that results in students applying the practical lessons from the lab experience toward designing their power supply solution. Each lab kit includes an evaluation board and an experiment lab book covering key power converter topologies, theory, case studies and a set of unique experiments to jumpstart understanding of power supplies that are required for real-life applications.

The TI-PMLK series includes the most common power solutions found in the industry: buck, linear regulator (LDO), boost and coming soon, buck-boost.

All electronic systems, without exception, need a power solution and the growth in power needs means there is a surging demand for highly skilled power engineers. TI is addressing this demand with a series of lab kits that provides a hands-on power management learning experience with system-level reasoning and can be used by professional engineers to increase their expertise in the range of power systems that can be used.

“Everything around us, including products we’ve used for years, from thermostats to automobiles, is becoming smarter and more connected with a requirement to consume less power. The industry needs engineers who understand and are able to design efficient power systems,” said Dr Peter Balyta, president of TI Education Technology in a statement. “The TI-PMLK is designed to provide hands-on learning, solidifying the power theories taught in undergraduate engineering courses and bringing power design learning to life.”

The series of boards and experiments can be used to reinforce foundational theories taught in a variety of electrical engineering courses, as well as to train industry professionals on how to make informed power supply decisions for their designs. The TI-PMLK can be holistically taught in modular parts to accommodate curriculum or coursework needs or to facilitate engineering training in the industry to address particular application challenges.

“The TI-PMLK allows users to customize their learning experience in a way that makes the most impact on their overall understanding of power supply design,” said Nicola Femia, author and co-creator of the TI-PMLK, and faculty member at the University of Salerno in Italy.

The TI-PMLK aims to equip all current and future engineers with the knowledge necessary to solve real-world power supply issues and to continue creating innovative solutions for our world of evolving technology.

Find out more about the TI-PMLK series and how to purchase it at www.ti.com/pmlk.

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