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Design for Longevity in Your Power LED Products

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Overview

In a highly competitive and fast-paced market, manufacturers need to make sure that their LEDs offer the best combination of brightness and longevity. When a typical LED design is being made obsolete in less than 12 months, how can you add product innovations into your designs and speed your time to market?

This online seminar can help you solve that puzzle.

Mentor Graphics, the clear market and technology leader of thermal analysis simulation software for the electronics industry, is pleased to host this short 60-minute technical discussion about the main issues relating to thermal management of power LEDs from a product perspective. Because effective thermal management is the key to achieving long-term product reliability, you can’t afford to miss this discussion.

In all likelihood, your competitors are using simulation to make their LEDs better. Shouldn’t you too?

Learn how and register today.

What You Will Learn

  • The most important thermal design challenges for LEDs and why they affect longevity
  • How thermal simulation can help you create more robust designs
  • How to use automatic design optimization tools to build longevity and cost-effectiveness into your designs
  • How to introduce better products in a fast-paced and highly competitive market -- faster

 

About the Presenters

Presenter Image Dr. John Parry

Dr. John Parry, CEng. joined Mentor Graphics’ Mechanical Analysis Division (formerly Flomerics) in 1989 as the head of the Customer Services department. After four years, John moved to the Research department and he has been managing the division’s research activities since 1997.

Having published many technical papers over the years, John’s technical contributions include the development of compact thermal models for fans, heat sinks and chip packages. He is also a subject-matter expert in the application of Design of Experiment and optimization techniques.

John serves on several conference committees. He was the General Chair of SEMI-THERM 21 and currently represents the Mechanical Analysis Division in the JEDEC committee on thermal standards.

Presenter Image Paul Rose

Paul achieved his Mechanical Engineering Degree from The City University in 1987. Paul has spent the last 15 years working for Mentor Graphics Corporation, Mechanical Analysis Division (formerly Flomerics Ltd) specializing in the application of CFD to the design of the built environment and electronic equipment. Prior to this he worked for the Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA) in a role that covered both physically and numerical modeling.

Currently, Paul is a Senior Application Engineer in the engineering team of Mentor’s Mechanical Analysis Division, training and supporting the user base to enhance the accessibility of thermal analysis to the engineering designer. Over these many years he has gained significant experience, not only in the use of software, but also of the general design processes and the best way to apply CFD techniques to real world problems encountered by engineers’ everyday.

Who Should Attend

  • Designers using LEDs for the first time will learn how to take a holistic approach to thermal design by understanding the factors affecting the heat flow path from the LED junction through to the ambient.
  • Experienced designers will learn how to improve the lifetime of their products through improved thermal design, by using simulation to optimize the performance of key parts of the product.

Products Covered

Technical Requirements

What do I need to watch and hear this web seminar?

Mentor Graphics’ web seminars are delivered using Adobe Connect. You will be able to login to the seminar room 15 minutes prior to the start time on the day of the presentation. You can hear the audio using your computer’s speakers via VoIP (Voice over IP) and background music will play prior to the beginning of the presentation.

Detailed system requirements

Microsoft® Windows

  • Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, 10; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10.3 or later
  • 1.4GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or faster processor and 512MB of RAM

Mac OS X, 10.5, 10.6, 10.7.4, 10.8

  • Mozilla Firefox; Apple Safari; Google Chrome
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.3
  • 1.83GHz Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor and 512MB of RAM

Linux

  • Ubuntu 10.04, 11.04; Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6; OpenSuSE 11.3
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.3

Mobile

  • Apple supported devices: iPad, iPad2, iPad3; iPhone 4 and 4 S, iPod touch (3rd generation minimum recommended)
  • Apple supported OS versions summary: iOS 4.3.x, 5.x, or 6.x (5.x or higher recommended)
  • Android supported devices: Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1), Samsung Galaxy Tab (10.1), ASUS Transformer, Samsung Galaxy Tab (7”) , Motorola Xoom, Motorola Xoom 2, Nexus 7
  • Android supported OS versions summary: 2.2 and higher
  • Android AIR Runtime required: 3.2 or higher

Additional requirements

  • Bandwidth: 512Kbps for participants, meeting attendees, and end users of Adobe Connect applications. Connection: DSL/cable (wired connection recommended) for Adobe Connect presenters, administrators, trainers, and event and meeting hosts.

 
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