TechInsights Kicks off Inaugural Embedded Power Conference in San Jose

Conference Draws Attendees with Over 20 Expert-led Practical Courses, Keynotes and Panel Discussions that Address Real-World Power Management Issues

Sep 17, 2008

TechInsights ( today announced the opening day of the inaugural Embedded Power Conference, taking place today and tomorrow at the Marriott Hotel in San Jose, Calif. The Embedded Power Conference (EPC), created for systems-level design engineers who are dealing with critical power-management issues, will provide attendees with a variety of insightful courses, panel discussions and keynotes led by industry experts, analysts and technical specialists.

-- Jeff Cain, Director of Hardware for Cisco, will deliver an inaugural keynote about the challenges and opportunities faced by engineers in the new green world; and

-- Intel's Jonathan Luse will present on innovations in embedded and low-power technology that meet the demand for more powerful computing abilities while also addressing the increased environmental need for improved energy efficiency.

-- Alix Paultre, editor-in-chief for ECN, will lead a panel discussion on how digital power has moved from being an interesting control methodology to a command and control protocol that will change the way we manage and supervise power at all levels of a system.

Over the course of the next two days, the EPC will offer attendees access to industry luminaries and more than 20 technical courses, broken down into four educational tracks that include: Software; Heat Management; System-level and Backplane Supply; and Circuit-Level Power. The courses will address everything from how designers deal with excessive heat generated by today's high-powered systems to the role of software in increasing efficiency.

"In talking to engineers and vendors, we found there was a real need for a special event targeted not at products operating from a small battery, but instead at ac-line-powered designs which have to deal with system-level issues of thermal management, IC and architecture tradeoffs, board- and box-level design, and larger magnitudes of power-supply current," said Bill Schweber, editor of

Event sponsors include Platinum sponsor Intel, Gold sponsor National Semiconductor Corporation and Silver sponsors Avnet and International Rectifier.

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