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Golden Mousetrap Awards: The Winners!
2/13/2013

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WEBENCH System Power Architect
On June 11, 2012, Texas Instruments (TI) introduced WEBENCH System Power Architect, the industry's first online tool to speed design of multi-output, high-performance DC/DC power supply systems. WEBENCH System Power Architect enables the user to build and optimize a complete power system from the edge of the card to the smallest point-of-load. In addition to the design and simulation of individual point-of-load converters, this innovative tool adds the ability to accommodate multiple intermediate bus architectures and safety isolation in conjunction with TI's hot-swap controllers and isolated power products.

Engineers worldwide have used TI's WEBENCH tools to quickly create more than two million analog designs cost-free since its introduction by National Semiconductor in 1999. With the addition of WEBENCH System Power Architect, designers can create isolated power systems with hot swap capability in just about 60 seconds. When driving multiple loads, the designer can customize output voltages and load currents, and also select FPGAs and processors, which are preconfigured with critical requirements, load grouping, and sequencing. Other options to select include ripple filter, low dropout regulators, external sync, or separate supply.

Design Tools: Hardware & Software
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Analysis and Calculation Software


Texas Instruments

WEBENCH System Power Architect

On June 11, 2012, Texas Instruments (TI) introduced WEBENCH System Power Architect, the industryís first online tool to speed design of multi-output, high-performance DC/DC power supply systems. WEBENCH System Power Architect enables the user to build and optimize a complete power system from the edge of the card to the smallest point-of-load. In addition to the design and simulation of individual point-of-load converters, this innovative tool adds the ability to accommodate multiple intermediate bus architectures and safety isolation in conjunction with TIís hot-swap controllers and isolated power products.

Engineers worldwide have used TIís WEBENCH tools to quickly create more than two million analog designs cost-free since its introduction by National Semiconductor in 1999. With the addition of WEBENCH System Power Architect, designers can create isolated power systems with hot swap capability in just about 60 seconds. When driving multiple loads, the designer can customize output voltages and load currents, and also select FPGAs and processors, which are preconfigured with critical requirements, load grouping, and sequencing. Other options to select include ripple filter, low dropout regulators, external sync, or separate supply.

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Elizabeth M
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Well done!
Elizabeth M   2/13/2013 7:27:41 AM
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Congratulations to all the well-deserving winners. It's fascinating to see the cool design work being accomplished now that will take us into the future.

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Golden Mousetrap Awards
apresher   2/13/2013 8:38:03 AM
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Congratulations to the Golden Mousetrap winners, and especially the group in Automation and Control. It's important to recognize design innovation and excellence, and the contributions that design engineers are making.

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richnass   2/13/2013 9:10:53 AM
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It was definitley a great night of celebration for all the winners and finalists. And the recipient of the Rising Engineering Star award, Punya Prakash, was so gracious and captivating in her acceptance speech. Congrats to all!

Charles Murray
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Charles Murray   2/13/2013 10:14:16 AM
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Kudos to all the winners and to a strong group of very worthy finalists, as well. And, yes, Punya's acceptance speech was the highlight of the evening.  

Ann R. Thryft
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Ann R. Thryft   2/13/2013 11:15:24 AM
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Congrats to the winners in every category, and thanks to Rich, Al Schmidt, Jenn, Lauren, and everyone else who made it all go smoothly. Punya Prakash completely deserved the RES award. I admit I voted for her, but to meet her in person and see her gracious and inspiring acceptance speech was an amazing experience. I think we've started something big and I'm glad to have been there.

Nancy Golden
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Awesome Venue for Technology Accomplishments
Nancy Golden   2/13/2013 11:37:43 AM
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What a great way to bring these technological accomplishments to the forefront - I really appreciate a venue that allows hardworking designers creating innovative products to showcase their efforts and there is some fantastic work here. I was thinking it would be really neat to do this at another level with high school kids. We already have science fairs and robotic competitions but wouldn't it be cool for sponsoring companies to help budding engineers actually bring their inventions to the marketplace?

sensor pro
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Re: Awesome Venue for Technology Accomplishments
sensor pro   2/17/2013 8:38:46 PM
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Very nice limeup. I also agree wih you that more firms should participate or help in bringing these projects to the marketplace.

notarboca
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Interesting Stuff
notarboca   2/16/2013 10:31:44 AM
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Wow, a great variety of science and engineering concepts at their best, then turned into reality.  I can't wait to see the outcome of next year's awards!

Mydesign
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Hearltly Congrats
Mydesign   2/18/2013 3:18:50 AM
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Congrats for all the winners. Lauren, I hope we can see the details of all winning projects through various blogs.

semirsom
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Re: Hearltly Congrats
semirsom   7/24/2013 10:00:46 PM
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Karen Dieringer
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Congrats To The Winners
Karen Dieringer   2/18/2013 2:32:35 PM
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Congratulations to all the winners of the Golden Mousetrap Awards!  Awesome lineup...thanks to Design News for selecting Mcloone as a finalist!

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