Online Workshop on

"Critical Limitations of Discrete Components: RLC - All That & More"















There are several Electrical Engineering courses that talk about power supply design, control loop topologies, how to design the magnetics and many more. However, there is hardly any course that talks about the discrete components that are used in designing those circuits and real life issues any Electrical Engineer faces while selecting those components and using them. This course will cover all those questions you have.

Date: Friday, September 15, 2017


Time: 8AM - 2PM PST

Location: Online


  • Engineers use discrete components all the time. Resistors, capacitors, inductors and semiconductors too, diodes and transistors, just to name the most common ones.


  • But a capacitor you buy isn’t just an ideal component like you learn about in school. It has ESR. It has ESL. It has a maximum voltage rating, and a maximum ripple current. And there are ten different kinds of capacitors. How do you select one that fits the needs of your design without violating any specs?

  • If you aren’t sure of the difference between a tantalum capacitor and an aluminum; if you aren’t sure about how much voltage can be safely handled by an 0805 resistor; if you aren’t clear about the RMS current rating of an inductor vs. its peak current rating; if you aren’t sure your gate drive is sized right for your MOSFET’s gate capacitance; if you aren’t immediately clear on the answer to all of these questions, this webinar is for you!

  • This is an introductory course suitable for power supply engineers---and any Electrical engineers---who need to know more details about what exactly the components in their design are doing.

  • After this workshop you will know when *not* to use electrolytic capacitors, when *not* to use 0603 resistors, and when *to* use a gate driver and many more.

The workshop recording will be provided to the attendees after the workshop so you can learn at your own pace.

Who should attend:

  • Power management professionals

  • Design engineers

  • Application engineers

  • Field Application engineers

  • Marketing and sales people

  • Electronics technicians

  • MS/PhD students who want to join the semiconductor industry soon


Speaker: Ron Lenk
















Ron Lenk is a veteran engineer specializing in power supplies and LED drivers. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, has 35 issued U.S. patents, and is the author of a best-selling book on power supplies, and co-author of a best-selling book on LEDs and LED drivers now in its 2nd edition. He was co-founder and CEO of SuperBulbs (Switch Light), a venture-funded light bulb manufacturer. He has given previous webinars at Learner’s Place on LED drivers and on Control Loops. He is currently a consultant, doing both design work and invention. He graduated from M.I.T. with an S.B. in Physics, and remains actively engaged in theoretical physics and mathematics. 

Books written by Ron Lenk

Cancellation Policy

Workshops are subject to cancellation if the minimum number of attendees is not met five days prior to the date of the seminar. 

In the event of short notice cancellation, Learner's Place's liability is limited solely to the refund of the course fees.


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