ECE Graduate Seminar Lecture by Dr. Stephen Brink, Texas Instruments

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
3:00 pm
Floor/Room #: 
AK 233


Parasitic Inductance In Switching Circuits- Theory and Application To Power Supply Design



Successful design of power converters requires careful attention to control the effects of parasitic inductance.  Parasitic inductance can cause issues with electromagnetic interference, voltage and current spikes that can be damaging to circuit components, and excessive power supply noise with wide-ranging negative effects.  In this seminar, we will discuss examples of circuits in which the parasitic inductance plays a significant role in circuit performance.  We will review the theory for understanding and modeling parasitic inductance, as well as the design techniques for controlling its effects.



Dr. Stephen Brink

Analog Design Engineer
Texas Instruments



Stephen Brink has worked as an analog design engineer at Texas Instruments in Manchester NH since 2011.  Prior to joining Texas Instruments, he earned a PhD in Bioengineering from Georgia Tech.  His graduate research was in neuromorphic circuits using floating-gate transistor arrays and low-power subthreshold circuit design techniques.  He also earned a BS in bioengineering from Arizona State University.


Host: Professor Jie Fu