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PSMA/PELS Sponsor Pre-APEC Power Magnetics at High-Frequency Workshop

December 12, 2019 by PSMA

This article highlights Power Sources Manufacturers Association and the IEEE Power Electronics Society joint sponsorship for the 5th HF magnetics workshop

Full day “Power Magnetics @ High Frequency” workshop addresses technical advancements necessary for power magnetics to meet requirements of higher application frequencies

MENDHAM, NJ— December 12, 2019 — The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) and the IEEE Power Electronics Society (IEEE PELS) are jointly sponsoring the fifth high-frequency magnetics workshop, “Power Magnetics @ High Frequency,” on Saturday, March 14, 2020. The workshop will be conducted on the day before and in the same venue as APEC 2020 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA.

This day-long event will continue the focus on identifying the latest improvements in magnetic materials, coil (winding) design, construction and fabrication, evaluation and characterization techniques and modelling and simulation tools to satisfy the technical expectations and requirements of higher application frequencies. This year’s workshop will address two specific issues of interest: improving models of power magnetic components based on characterization and performance data and associating then advantages of different winding techniques for different applications. The target audiences for this workshop include anyone working to achieve higher power densities, low profile aspect ratio, higher efficiencies and improved thermal performance. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be available to workshop attendees.  

Previous workshops have completely sold out, so individuals interested in attending this year’s event are encouraged to register early.

The workshop will consist of morning (modelling and characterization) and afternoon (survey winding techniques) technical lecture presentation sessions and a lunchtime interactive technology demonstration session. The two technical presentation sessions will each be followed by a panel with a Q&A period. The keynote speakers are Tom Wilson of SIMPLIS Technologies and Dr. Charles Sullivan of Dartmouth University. The workshop will conclude with a review of the day’s presentations and their potential impact to improve the power electronics industry by Alexander Gerfer of Wurth Elektronik.

Following the closing remarks, there will be a networking hour with appetizers and drinks providing an additional opportunity to visit the technology demonstration stations. During breakfast, lunch and the networking hour attendees will also be able to visit the technical demonstrations for the Capacitor Workshop “How to Choose and Define Capacitor Usage for Emerging Applications” that will be held concurrently.

Workshop Chair Matt Wilkowski said, “With industry products moving towards higher switching frequencies driven by advances in switching devices, control circuits and topologies, the matching of all aspects of magnetics design, including cost, performance and reliability, to the ultimate product design has significant impact on the success of new power delivery products. The response to our previous workshops is a testament to the importance of power magnetics design.”  

The latest information on the agenda as well as registration information for the workshop is available on the PSMA website at: PSMA Magnetics Workshop.


About PSMA

PSMA is a non-profit professional organization with the two-fold objective of enhancing the stature and reputation of its members and their products, and improving their technological power sources knowledge. Its aim is to educate the electronics industry, academia, government and industry communities as to the applications and importance of all types of power sources and conversion devices.


About PELS

Power Electronics Society (PELS) or the IEEE Power Electronics Society (IEEE PELS) is one of the fastest-growing technical societies of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).  For over 30 years, PELS has facilitated and guided the development and innovation in power electronics technology. This technology encompasses the effective use of electronic components, the application of circuit theory and design techniques, and the development of analytical tools toward efficient conversion, control and condition of electric power. PELS' members include preeminent researchers, practitioners, and distinguished award winners. IEEE PELS Publishes the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, a top referenced journal among all IEEE publications.