Motiv8 Solutions is building a strong seminar programme for its free LED and Lighting Design Forum on March 25 at the Williams F1 Conference Centre in near Oxford.
Speakers already confirmed will address LED drivers, design support tools for power management, LED lifetimes and reliability and LED driver EMI considerations.
In the bench top exhibition alongside the Forum a strong line up of suppliers and distributors will field LED lighting applications engineers for constructive one on one discussions.
Already signed up are Arrow Electronics, Linear Technology, EBV Elektronik, Osram, Universal Science, Outsource Electronics, Mouser Electronics, Coilcraft, Yokogawa Measurement Technologies, Binder, Intelligent LED Solutions, iED.
Event registration can be found at
The seminar programme will open with Simon Simmonds, Field Application Engineer at Linear Technology presenting on the Very Latest Bright Ideas in LED Driving.
He will discuss an example of the latest Bleeding Edge High Efficiency LED driver illustrating a culmination of features in a single device to help in both protection under fault and EMI reduction. Targeted at the Automotive and Architectural markets it will illustrate demands Linear Technology has seen for from multiple customers whilst needing to maintain small solution footprint and constant LED colour at dimming ranges up to 3000:1.
Optimising Inductor Selection – An interactive live demo of new Design Support Tools for power management is the title of a talk from Flavio Sestagalli, Technical Marketing – Europe at Coilcraft.
Inductor choice has great impact on solution size and performances in non-isolated power converters projects. The presentation includes a live on-line, interactive demonstration of a complete set of inductor selection and performance analysis tools: users are offered a hands-on opportunity to identify and select for themselves the most optimal inductor.
For power designers, the new Power Inductor Finder tool identifies key inductor parameters and provides a list of available part numbers to satisfy the user’s size, performance and cost requirements, showing how to find power inductors with the actual inductance you need at a specific current and operating temperature.
The afternoon session kicks off with LED Lifetime and reliability – Choosing and implementing the correct LED for the application presented by Colin Beale, Technical Sales Manager, Northern Europe. OSRAM Opto Semiconductors.
What causes the degradation in LED light output? Not all LEDs behave in the same way, the reasons for which will be explained together with the potential pitfalls that unexpectedly accelerate the degradation rate.
The more serious aspect of catastrophic LED failure in the field will also be covered as will steps that can be taken to minimise the risks.
Linear Technology’s Simon Simmonds returns to the stage to talk on EMI – Define, Fight, Win!: He will look at an Example of LED Driver EMI considerations. A presentation example outlining the benefits of input LC filtering, MOSFET slew reduction and ultimately spread-spectrum clocking to meet CISPR25 conducted EMI limits. The techniques used may be applied to all LED topologies but will be presented for an 8V-60V input to 80V/400mA boost LED driver.
Advanced thermal management techniques for LEDs is the topic for a session from Ian Loader, Managing Director, Universal Science UK.
In an interactive workshop he will be demonstrating some of the latest thermal interface materials and discussing a range of real life applications.
The event is free to attend, and also includes: Refreshments, lunch, parking, WIFI and you will also get the opportunity to visit the famous Williams F1 exhibition of 33 cars and drive a full F1 simulator, free parking and free wifi is also included along with the opportunity to network with other like-minded professionals.


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