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2022 Power Magnetics @ High Frequency Workshop
Saturday March 19, 2022
George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX
 
Registration Rates (Early Bird Pricing Deadline Extended:Friday, February 18, 2022)*
  • Member Early/ Regular     $345/ $395
  • Non-Member Early/ Regular  $445/ $495
Previous workshops have sold out, so early registration is encouraged. There will be a $25 surcharge for onsite registration, if seating is available.
 
Breakfast, lunch and a reception are included in the workshop registration. 
 
Gold Partner

Partnership Opportunities available. Sign up to be a Workshop Partner Please contact the organizing committee through via e-mail to power@psma.com for more information. Click here for the pricing and benefits:

Platinum Partner                            
$2500 ($4000 to be a Platinum Partner for both the Capacitor and Magnetics Workshops)

  • Company logo in web page linked to URL of choice
  • Company recognition at entrance
  • Company logo on daily introduction and break slides
  • Company recognition in ‘blast e-mail’ announcing registration
  • Company logo on social media promotion
  • Register at preferred PSMA rate
  • Company supplied logo can be displayed within workshop
  • Company exhibit table by registration desk onsite
  • Company may provide branded lanyards for participants (~150 pcs)

Gold Partner      
$1500

  • Company logo in web page linked to URL of choice
  • Company recognition at entrance
  • Company logo on daily introduction and break slides
  • Company recognition in ‘blast e-mail’ announcing registration
  • Company logo on social media promotion
  • Register at preferred PSMA rate

 

PSMA Magnetics Committee and PELS TC2 High Frequency Magnetics Workshop

PSMA Magnetics Committee and PELS TC2 High Frequency Magnetics Workshop
Power Magnetics @ High Frequency

Saturday March 18 2023
Prior to APEC 2023
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, FL 32819

The PSMA Magnetics Committee and IEEE PELS are currently planning to conduct the eighth "Power Magnetics @ High Frequency" Workshop on Saturday, March 18, 2023, which is offered the day before and at the same venue as APEC 2023 in Orlando, FL. The purpose and focus of this workshop are to identify the latest improvements in magnetic materials, coil (winding) design, construction and fabrication, evaluation and characterization techniques and modelling and simulation tools. The Workshop will target the advancements that are deemed necessary by the participants for power magnetics to meet the technical expectations and requirements of new market applications being driven by higher operating frequencies and emerging topologies together with continuous advances in circuits topologies and semi-conductor devices.

The 2023 workshop will build on the successful return to in-person of the 2022 Power Magnetics @ High Frequency Workshop that was held on Saturday March 19 in Houston, TX in conjunction with APEC 2022 - after two years of virtual workshops. The morning technical lecture session of Saturday June 19 focused on Effects of Core Geometries on Magnetic Characteristics with presentations by Charles Sullivan and Thomas Guillod, Dartmouth College; Juan Aguarón, Frenetic; Rico Wach, TRIDELTA Weichferrite; JC Sun, Bs&T; and Alex Hanson, University of Texas – Austin. The afternoon technical lecture session focused on Magnetics Design for Manufacturability, Reliability and Safety with presentations by George Slama, Wurth Elektronik; Vladimir Alexiev, Power Integrations; Matt Dvorak, BH Electronics; and Dennis Feucht of Innovatia Laboratories. Student poster presentations by Ping Wang, Princeton; Diego Serrano, Princeton; Michael Solomentsev, University of Texas; and Moien Mohamadi,University of Illinois at Chicago were available during the breakfast and lunch sessions. Technology demonstrations by Chema Molina, Frenetic; JC Sun, Bs&T; Arturo Mediano, University of Zaragoza; Dheeraj Jain, Wurth Elektronik; Brad Yourish, Magnetics; James Lau, Coil Winding Specialists; Adrija Stupar and Tom Wilson, SIMPLIS Technologies; Mark Rine, Hitachi Metals; and Mike Arasim, Fair-Rite were available during the breakfast and lunch sessions. The technical program closed with a summary overview "Best of the Best" by Alexander Gerfer of Wurth Elektronik of the technical presentations, poster presentations and technology demonstrations. Alex Hanson, Mike Arasim and Chema Molina represented the Magnetics Workshop during the joint Capacitors and Magnetics Rap Session during the networking hour to close out the workshop.

2022 Power Magnetics @ High Frequency Workshop

2022 Power Magnetics @ High Frequency Workshop

2022 Power Magnetics @ High Frequency Workshop

2022 Power Magnetics @ High Frequency Workshop

2022 Power Magnetics @ High Frequency Workshop

The target audiences for the 2023 Power Magnetics @ High Frequency workshop include the designers of power magnetic components for use in electronic power converters responsible to implement the most technologically advanced power magnetic components that are necessary to achieve higher power densities, specific physical aspect ratios such as low profile, higher power efficiencies and improved thermal performance. The target audiences also include people involved in the supply chain for the power magnetics industry ranging from manufacturers of magnetic materials and magnetic structures, fabricators of magnetic components, providers of modelling and simulation software as well as manufacturers of test and characterization equipment.

The theme of the 2023 Power Magnetics @ High Frequency workshop will be magnetic component design across applications ranging from milliwatts to megawatts. The workshop will address applications areas such as IoT, servers, integrated voltage regulators (IVR), transportation electrification, wireless charging for mobile and electric vehicles and solid-state transformers. The workshop will also include presentation and demonstrations to address specific technical issues relative to high voltage and high current design such as corona, insulation, encapsulation, etc., that were identified in the post workshop survey for the 2022 workshop. As with past workshops, the morning and afternoon sessions will open with keynote presentations that cover a wider range of topics and issues followed by lecture presentations on specific application areas or technical issues. In addition to the brief Q&A period after each individual lecture presentation there will be a panel of the presenters at the end of the session who will address topics requiring more detail as deemed by the workshop attendees.

During breakfast, lunch and the networking hour at the end of the workshop there will be an interactive session of tabletop technology demonstrations each addressing specific technical disciplines and capabilities consistent with the workshop agenda. Each technology demonstration station will include a ten-minute presentation at fifteen-minute intervals. Interaction between the attendees and the presenters is highly encouraged during this portion of agenda as a segue from the opening keynote presentation and the technical issues session.

If you would like to participate as a presenter for the technical demonstration session, please contact the organizing committee through PSMA via e-mail to power@psma.com with a description of your proposed technical capabilities topic. We are limited to no more than ten technology demonstration stations.

The specifics for the workshop structure and the presentations are currently in progress and are not finalized. If you are interested in being considered as a presenter  on the impact of magnetic core geometry, physical dimensions, manufacturability, reliability and safety agency requirements on magnetic component design, characteristics, and parameters, please contact the organizing committee through PSMA via e-mail to power@psma.com .

The successful return of the 2022 workshop to the in-person format provides the enthusiasm and momentum for a successful 2023 workshop. More details regarding the agenda for the 2023 Power Magnetics @ High Frequency Workshop as well as registration for the workshop will become available on this page over the coming months.

Organizing Committee
Steve Carlsen, Independent
Ed Herbert, PSMA
Chema Molina, Frenetic
Rodney Rogers, Allstar Magnetics
George Slama, Wurth Elektronik
Fred Weber, Future Technology Worldwide
Chuck Wild, Dexter Magnetic Technologies Inc.
Matt Wilkowski, EnaChip

 

Power Magnetics @ High Frequency
Saturday March 19 2022
Prior to APEC 2022
George R Brown Convention Center
Houston, Texas

The PSMA Magnetics Committee and IEEE PELS are currently planning to hold the seventh "Power Magnetics @ High Frequency" workshop on Saturday, March 19, 2022, which is the day before and at the same venue as APEC 2022 in Houston, TX.

The purpose and focus of this workshop are to identify the latest improvements in magnetic materials, coil (winding) design, construction and fabrication, evaluation and characterization techniques and modelling and simulation tools. The focus is to target the advancements deemed necessary by the presenters and the workshop participants for power magnetics to meet the technical expectations and requirements of new market applications for higher operating frequencies and emerging topologies driven by continuous advances in circuits topologies and semi-conductor devices.
 
The target audiences for the 2022 Power Magnetics @ High Frequency Workshop include the designers of power magnetic components for use in electronic power converters responsible to implement the most technologically advanced power magnetic components that are necessary to achieve higher power densities, specific physical aspect ratios such as low profile, higher power efficiencies and improved thermal performance. The target audiences also include individuals involved in the supply chain for the power magnetics industry ranging from manufacturers of magnetic materials and magnetic structures, fabricators of magnetic components, providers of modelling and simulation software as well as manufacturers of test and characterization equipment.
 
The 2022 Power Magnetics @ High Frequency Workshop will open with a keynote presentation by Dr. Charles Sullivan of Dartmouth College followed by several lecture presentations regarding effects of magnetic core geometries on magnetics characteristics such as inductance, saturation, power losses and coupling. The afternoon session will open with a keynote presentation followed by several presentations focused on design for manufacturability, safety, and reliability. In addition to a brief Q&A period after each individual presentation, there will be a panel of the presenters at the end of the session to address topics requiring more detail as deemed by the workshop attendees.
 
During breakfast and lunch there will be a joint interactive session available of tabletop technology demonstrations covering both Magnetics and Capacitor technologies that address specific technical disciplines and capabilities consistent with the workshop agenda. Each of the technology demonstration stations will include a ten-minute presentation at fifteen-minute intervals. The attendees are encouraged to interact with the presenters during this portion of agenda as a segue to enhance and expand the technical presentation sessions.
 
The 5th Annual 2022 PSMA/PELS Capacitor Workshop, "How Materials and Environmental Effects Influence Capacitor Performance" will be held concurrently with the Power Magnetics @ High Frequency Workshop. Continuing the tradition from previous years, the workshops will share the demonstration area. New this year, a joint Magnetics and Capacitors rap session will address the trade-offs between choice of magnetic components and capacitors. This Rap Session will be held during the networking reception after the afternoon technical presentation sessions have been completed. The workshop attendees will be encouraged to submit questions to the panel of magnetics and capacitor experts for the Rap Session.
 
If anyone would like to participate as a presenter for the technical demonstration session, please contact the organizing committee through PSMA via e-mail to power@psma.com with a description of your proposed technical capabilities topic. The preferred topics for technical demonstration session should be related to the following themes: computer aided design and simulation including manufacturing, safety, and reliability requirements, near magnetic field coupling, thermal issues and emerging magnetic materials and structures.
 
There will be up to four student waivers for registration fees. Students can apply for a waiver at www.psma.com/webforms/power-magnetics-high-frequency-student-registration-fee-waiver-2022.
 
If you are interested to financially support the workshop as a partner, please contact the organizing committee through PSMA via e-mail to power@psma.com .
 
Check back on this page for the latest information and updates on the workshop.

Organizing Committee
Steve Carlsen, Independent
Ed Herbert, PSMA
Chema Molina, Frenetic
Rodney Rogers, Allstar Magnetics
George Slama, Wurth Elektronik
Fred Weber, Future Technology Worldwide
Chuck Wild, Dexter Magnetic Technologies Inc.
Matt Wilkowski, EnaChip