Power Magnetics @ High Frequency
Saturday February 24 2024
Prior to APEC 2024
Long Beach Convention Center
Long Beach, CA 90802
The PSMA Magnetics Committee together with IEEE PELS are currently planning to conduct the ninth "Power Magnetics @ High Frequency" Workshop on Saturday, February 24, 2024, which is the day before and at the same venue as APEC 2024 in Long Beach, CA. The 2024 workshop returns to the site of the inaugural workshop held in 2016 in Long Beach California. and plans to build on the success of the 2023 workshop held before APEC 2023 in Orlando Florida earlier this year.
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. This is to target the advancements that are deemed necessary by the participants for power magnetics to meet the technical expectations and requirements of new market applications for higher operating frequencies and emerging topologies that are being driven by continuous advances in circuits topologies and semi-conductor devices.
The target audiences for the 2024 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 2024 Power Magnetics @ High Frequency workshop will be the design of optimal magnetics across applications and environments.
The workshop will open with a keynote presentation by Johan Kolar and Jannik Schafer of ETH Zentrum covering the opportunities for new magnetics designs to address a broad range of market driven technology trends across automotive and data center applications. The morning session will consist of lecture presentations by Jonas Muehlethaler of Frenetic addressing design and optimization of magnetics for different applications, Qiang Li of CPES addressing magnetics for VRM applications, Lukas Mueller of Micrometals addressing optimizing inductors based on choice of magnetic materials and David Zawacki of Cornell Dubilier addressing tradeoffs between capacitors and inductors.
During the provided breakfast, lunch and the networking hour at the end of the workshop there will be an interactive session of tabletop technology demonstrations and posters each addressing specific technical disciplines and capabilities consistent with the workshop agenda. Workshop attendees typically spend ten to fifteen minutes at each technology demonstration station viewing informal interactive presentations. Interaction between the attendees and the presenters is highly encouraged during this portion of agenda as a segue between the morning and afternoon technical presentation sessions.
Technology demonstrations are confirmed by JC Sun of Bs&T, Bharadwaj Reddy Andapally of CBMM, Mohammad Khodadadi of EnaChip, Mike Arasim of Fair Rite, Arturo Mediano of HF Magic Labs, Lukas Mueller of Micrometals, Andrija Stupar of Simplis Technologies, Juris Vencels of Trafolo, Frank Puhane of Wurth Elektronik and George Slama of Wurth Elektronik. We still have room for some additional technology demonstrations. If anyone is interested to present a technology demonstration, they are encouraged to contact the workshop organizing committee via e-mail to email@example.com.
The afternoon session will begin with a keynote presentation by Charles Sullivan of Dartmouth addressing special design issues ranging from thermal design, dielectric design, and insulation design. The keynote presentation will be followed by lecture presentations by Roman Jamy of Yageo addressing multi-dimensional optimization relative to electrical, thermal, and commercial objectives, Zhicheng Guo of Arizona State University addressing partial discharge characterization for high frequency transformers and Subhashish Bhattacharya of North Carolina University addressing thermal design issues for solid state transformers.
If your company is interested in financially supporting the workshop as a partner, please contact the organizing committee through PSMA via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit https://www.psma.com/2024_workshop_partnership to learn more about the benefits of being a workshop partner.
Registration for the workshop is limited and is open at www.psma.com/power-magnetics-high-frequency-workshop-2024-registration
Ed Herbert, PSMA
Rodney Rogers, Allstar Magnetics
George Slama, Wurth Elektronik
Matt Wilkowski, EnaChip