WHERE: William F1 Centre, Oxford

(now in its 4th year)

WHEN: 25th March 2014

WHAT: Registration – NOW OPEN : To register for free visit:


Forum Content – Sponsors, speakers and workshops already confirmed

UK wide Technical Forums for Engineers focusing on high growth technologies, including LED & Lighting Design, RF & Wireless Design, Sensor Technologies and Power & Power Management which are FREE to attend and produced in association with Fortronic International.

Morning Plenary Session: will comprise of short technical presentations given by key speakers from manufacturers such as –

Very Latest Bright Ideas In LED Driving: 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 upto 3000:1.

Simon Simmonds, Field Application Engineer.    Linear Technology Corporation.

Optimising Inductor Selection – An interactive live demo of new Design Support Tools for power management 

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.

Flavio Sestagalli, Technical Marketing – Europe                                           Coilcraft.


Networking – Exhibitor Area; Supporting the Forum throughout the day will be engineers from the following exhibitors:-

Arrow, Linear Technology, EBV, Osram,  Universal Science, Outsource Electronics, Mouser, Coilcraft, Yokogawa Measurement Technologies, Binder, Intelligent LED Solutions, iED – already confirmed.

Back for the 4th year at the Williams F1 HQ Motiv8 is delighted to welcome registration to attend this FREE event, as always place are limited to just 150 and is always oversubscribed.

Not only is the event free to attend, it 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.

Afternoon Workshops – speakers and Topics will include:-

LED Lifetime and reliability – Choosing and implementing the correct LED for the application:

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.

Colin Beale. Technical Sales Manager, Northern Europe. OSRAM Opto Semiconductors

EMI – Define, Fight, Win!: 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.

Simon Simmonds, Field Applications Engineer.                  Linear Technology Corporation.

Advanced thermal management techniques for LEDs

 In this interactive workshop we’ll be demonstrating some of the latest thermal interface materials and discussing a range of real life applications.

Ian Loader. Managing Director                                     Universal Science UK

LED & Lighting Design