Seize the Future of Power at Digital Power Europe

December 15, 2009 by Jeff Shepard

Darnell Group and Bodo’s Power Systems have issued a Call for Papers for the second Digital Power Europe (DPE ’10) to be hosted in Nuremberg, Germany April 6-8, 2010. Building on the success of the US-based Digital Power Forum, DPE ’10 is a European-specific, three-day conference that will serve an international audience of decision makers who are interested in learning about and contributing to the latest practical advancements in digital power control techniques in electronics systems and power converters, along with digital energy management and power management in enterprise-level installations and related digital equipment.

Darnell’s second Digital Power Europe has expanded and includes extensive content on advanced components for power conversion. With more speakers, DPE ’10 will provide the broadest coverage of advanced power conversion for embedded system applications. Papers are being sought on all aspects of embedded power conversion, including:

– Optimizing Energy Efficiency

– Planar Magnetics

– Thermal Management

– Discrete Semiconductor Devices

– Power Management

– Board-level Power Architectures

– System-level Power Architectures

– Design Tools and Techniques

– Software Design and Implementation

– Digital Control Loop Optimization

The content and structure of the forum will be guided by a predominantly European Advisory Committee, and will represent the specific interests and needs of European power converter makers and original equipment manufacturers. Participants will have an opportunity to meet and talk with top executives and technical professionals of leading electronic equipment companies, as well as key technical and management professionals in the power conversion and semiconductor industries. Participants will also be able to see the latest components and development tools for practical digital power designs in the exhibition area.

Digital power electronics holds the promise of improvements in performance and reduction in cost compared with today’s primarily analog techniques. However, the replacement of analog control and power management with advanced digital techniques can introduce additional complexity to the design process. To fully appreciate the promises of digital control, it will be necessary for designers to employ new control models and new approaches to power system design and architectures. Significant challenges are ahead for companies eager to enter this market. The perceived complexity of "going digital" in comparison to using similar bandwidth analog components is a major hurdle companies have to surmount. Join us at Digital Power Europe 2010 and hear about new components, new design techniques and design tools that will enable the use of digital power conversion and digital power management technologies in your next design.

Advisory committee members represent Analog Devices, Bodo’s Power Systems, Diodes, Inc., Emerson Network Power, Ericsson Power Modules, Infineon, Intersil, Maxim, Microchip, PMBus Organization, Power-One, Powervation, Roal and STMicroelectronics.

Complete information on DPE ’10 can be found at here .