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Sneak Peek: A Look at PCIM Europe 2024

May 31, 2024 by Barbara Vergetis Lundin

More than 620 exhibiting companies will showcase their products and innovations at PCIM Europe in Nuremburg. Here's a quick look at some highlights.

Key members of the EEPower Editorial and EETech teams are looking forward to attending PCIM Europe, the international exhibition and conference for power electronics, intelligent motion, renewable energy, and energy management, in Nuremberg, Germany, from June 11 to 13. While you're there, please stop by the EEPower (in partnership with Renesas) Booth 308 in Hall 6.

If you can’t attend the event, EEPower will bring you all the most important news from the show, both online and in a post-conference newsletter. But first, a sneak peek.

Barbara Vergetis Lundin
Editor-in-Chief, EEPower

Barbara Vergetis Lundin

 

PCIM Europe: Same Show, New Features

PCIM Europe

 

PCIM Europe is back in Nuremberg, showcasing innovations, trends, and developments from more than 600 exhibitors, but it’s even bigger with new features.

What’s New? 4 Is Better Than 3

Last year’s PCIM was huge, with products displayed across three exhibit halls. This year, it’s even bigger and more extensive with four exhibition halls (an area covering more than 38,000 m²), containing various products from across the entire power electronics value chain and companies representing more than 32 countries.

 

What’s New? University Research Zone

The University Research Zone features national and international universities that provide daily in-depth insight into today’s power electronics research. Some universities presenting their current research include the Technical University of Denmark, the Bundeswehr University of Germany, and RWTH Aachen University.

 

What’s New? Look to the Stage

As always, PCIM features presentation stages highlighting the latest innovations, developments, and trends the industry has to offer. This year, attendees will find a new Smart Power Integration stage—in addition to the Technology, Exhibition, and E-mobility & Energy Storage stages— focusing on innovative solutions and applications for power electronics production challenges from smart power embedding to integrated smart power circuits.

The Technology stage features scientific presentations and panel discussions from leading research and development departments in the industry, including "Will SiC Ultimately Hold its Own Against GaN?" and "Technical Working Groups' Updates: IEC, PECTA, IEEE, CIGRE."

The Exhibitor Stage highlights the latest product innovations and solutions from exhibiting companies like onsemi and Nexperia.

The E-Mobility & Energy Storage stage features presentations on current and future developments in power electronics for electromobility and energy storage and offers a networking area and live product demonstrations.

 

Visit Our Friends at Bodo’s Power Systems

PCIM Crowd

 

While you’re at the event and after you’ve visited the EEPower Booth, check out our friends at Bodo’s Power Systems (Hall 6, Booths 174 and 266).

On Wednesday, you can also catch Bodo Arlt as he hosts a two-part panel discussion on SiC wide bandgap and the future of power. Bodo is joined by an esteemed panel, including experts from WeEn Semiconductors, Vincotech, Semikron Danfoss, Wolfspeed, Microchip, Infineon, Rohm Semiconductor, Alpha and Omega Semiconductor, and Hitachi Energy.

Bodo will host another panel discussion on GaN wide bandgap and the future of power featuring experts from Cambridge GaN Devices, Navitas Semiconductor, Nexperia, Transphorm, Efficient Power Conversion (EPC), Infineon, Texas Instruments, and Power Integrations.

 

PCIM Quick Briefs

With more than 620 exhibiting companies, it is impossible to highlight them all, but here is a smattering.

Components

  • Bourns is showcasing power conversion, protection, and isolation component solutions, highlighting custom magnetics design capabilities for WBG applications, Bourns components on Texas Instruments string inverter reference design boards for solar applications, and an expanded range of SiC diode products for increasing power densities. (Hall 7, Booth 422)  
  • Knowles is featuring EMI filters, capacitors, supercapacitors, and ceramic capacitors for e-mobility and other applications requiring function and reliability. (Hall 7, Booth 501)
  • Würth Elektronik is highlighting electronic and electromechanical components, including EMC, inductors, transformers, RF, varistors, capacitors, resistors, quartz crystals, oscillators, power modules, wireless power transfer, sensors, connectors, switches, connection technology, and solutions for wireless data transmission. (Hall 6, Booth 342)

 

ICs and Modules

  • Cambridge GaN Devices is spotlighting a new generation of ICeGaN GaN HEMT ICs, addressing higher-power applications like data centers and motor drives. (Hall 7, Booth 643)  
  • Nexperia is highlighting new automotive 650 V SiC Diodes—its first SiC product targeting automotive/EV applications—plus an extension to more current classes for industrial applications. (Hall 9, Booth 412)
  • Power Integrations is unveiling new higher-power, more efficient single- and three-phase BLDC motor drivers.  (Hall 9, Booth 426)
  • Qorvo is launching its 4 mΩ JFET, which the company says offers the lowest RDS(on) possible and is particularly useful for solid-state circuit breakers and circuit protection applications. (Hall 7, Booth 406)
  • SemiQ is exhibiting a MOSFET Bare Die on Known-Good-Die UV Tape Array—a new screening process launched earlier this month. (Hall 7, Booth 418)

 

Power Supplies

  • Danisense is unveiling a new TEDS-compatible 1-channel power supply that powers Danisense DT, DS, DN, and DM series current transducers. (Hall 9, Booth 320)
  • Pulsiv is discussing a new 95% efficient USB-C reference design and finished module and MCUs for power conversion. (Hall 7, Booth 751)
  • Wolfspeed is featuring its SiC power products, including Bare Die, Schottky Diodes, MOSFETs, and power modules for e-mobility and energy storage applications. (Hall 7, Booth 435)

 

Simulation

  • dSPACE is exhibiting simulation and validation solutions for developing connected, autonomous, and electrically powered vehicles, including simulation tools for battery systems, design and development software, evaluation and demonstration boards, and hardware, software, and hardware in the loop development and test systems. (Hall 7, Booth 122)
  • Frenetic is discussing its new fast magnetics production service and optimized magnetics design services. (Hall 6, Booth 454)
  • Siemens Digital Industries Software is showcasing its software for the electronics and semiconductor industries, including Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Electronic Design Automation (EDA), Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Embedded Software, and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.  (Hall 7, Booth 631)

 

Systems and Solutions

  • Infineon is examining decarbonization and digitalization and how to navigate these trends with semiconductor, software, and tooling solutions to address clean energy and digital transformation challenges. (Hall 7, Booth 470)
  • Monolithic Power Systems is featuring its small, highly energy-efficient, easy-to-use solutions for industrial, telecom, cloud computing, automotive, and consumer applications. These products include integrated power modules, EMC and EMI measurement and test equipment, gate drivers, power ICs, magnetic field sensors, current sensors, and DC/DC converters. (Hall 7, Booths 257 and 511)
  • Rutronik is exhibiting virtually everything developers need to successfully implement their application projects, from state-of-the-art semiconductor solutions to advanced power management systems focusing on energy management, connectivity, smart metering, and alternative drive systems products. Rutronik is also displaying its RAB3 Adapter Board for radar applications for the first time. (Hall 7, Booth 659)