Darnell Calls For Papers On Digital Power Applications To Be Presented At Digital Power Forum

April 02, 2009 by Jeff Shepard

The Darnell Group announced that it is seeking participation in "Identifying Progress, Challenges and Opportunities for the use of the Latest Techniques in Digital Power Management and Advanced Power Conversion in Electronic Systems" at its Digital Power Forum in Santa Ana, California, September 21-23.

Papers are being sought for three tracks of discussion:

Digital Power Technology – Technology-focused discussions including controllers and control loops, communications, stability analysis, efficiency optimization, design tools, simulation and modeling, topologies, system partitioning between analog and digital, power quality and EMC, and so on.

Advanced Power Components – Latest developments in power conversion components to support advanced designs. Semiconductor Devices, Advanced Packaging, Interconnect, Thermal Management, Magnetics & Capacitors, New Materials.

A new track is being introduced as well – Digital Power Applications – Application-focused discussions of digital power designs in networking and communications systems, computing and storage systems, industrial, medical, photovoltaics and alternative energy, portable computing and communications devices and other applications of ac-dc power, dc-dc converters, inverters, lighting ballasts, system-level power management, advanced power system architectures, and so on.

For many designers, there remains a false perception that digital power is still an emerging technology. The fact is that digital power controllers have reached price parity in a growing number of applications, and digital power management techniques have reached a significant level of maturity and sophistication. Challenges to the dominance of analog control techniques are real and growing.

As a delegate at the sixth-annual Digital Power Forum, participants will help to "close the digital power divide" and bring focus and clarity to the current opportunities for the use of digital power control techniques and digital power and energy management.

The call for papers can be found here .