Power Magnetics @ High Frequency- Transforming the Black Magic to Engineering Agenda

Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017

Location: Ballroom D, Tampa Convention Center


7:00 AM - 8:00 AM         Breakfast 

8:00 AM - 8:05 AM         Opening Remarks (Ed Herbert, PSMA)

8:05 AM - 9:40 AM         Keynote Session

  • Impact of Magnetics on Power Electronics Converter Performance – State of the Art and Future Prospects (Johann Kolar, ETH Zurich)
  • Smaller-Faster-Lower Cost—Magnetic Materials Meet Rigorous Demands in Today’s High Power Fast-Paced Design Landscape (Donna Kepcia, Magnetics)
  • Panel Q & A (Kolar, Kepcia)

9:40 AM - 10:00 AM       Break

10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon   Special Issue Session - Measurement of AC Power Loss

  • Openning Remarks (Ray Ridley, Ridley Engineering)
  • Survey of Different Test Methods (Charles Sullivan, Dartmouth)
  • Waveforms for Simulating Magnetic Cores (Bruce Carsten)
  • Challenges to Improving the Accuracy of High Frequency (120 MHz) Test Systems (Zoran Pavlovic, Tyndall)
  • Parameter Extraction (Data Crunching) (Ed Herbert, PSMA)
  • Industry Standardization (Chuck Wild, Dexter Magnetics)
  • Panel Q & A (Ridley, Sullivan, Carsten, Pavlovic, Herbert, Wild)

12:00 Noon - 2:00 PM   Technology Demonstration Session 

  • DI/DT Measurments of Inductance (JC Sun, Bs&T Technologies)
  • Developing Models and Simulations from Measurment Data (Andreas Muesing, Gecko-Simulations)
  • Correlation Between Modelling and Measurments of a Common Mode Choke (Rodney Rodgers, Allstar Magnetics)
  • Magnetics Characterization Equipment/Test Set (Bruce Carsten) 
  • Core Loss Measurement on High Phase Angle Material (Ryu Nagahama, IWATSU)
  • Materials and Design Tools for Magnetics Suitable for 1 MHz+ Switching Frequencies (Chris Oliver, Micrometals)
  • Modelling Modular UR Cores (Kevin McGivern, McGivern Technologies)
  • Simulations and Measurements of Proximity Loss (Ray Ridley, Ridley Engineering)
  • Calculation  of AC  Losses of Filter Inductors in Inverters (Lorandt Foelkel, Wurth Elektronik)
  • Magnetic Supplier Technology Roadmaps (Chuck Wild, Dexter Magnetics; Rudy Geisler ,National Magnetics; Chris Spadafora, EPCOS/TDK; Joel Salas, Ferroxcube)

2:00 PM - 3:40 PM      Technology Issues Session 

  • Package and Integration Technology in Point-of-load Converters (Laili Wang, Xi'an Jiaotong University)
  • Developing Materials and Geometries for High Frequency Power Magnetics (John Lynch, Fair Rite)
  • Panel Q&A (Wang, Lynch)

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM      Special Issue Session - Spice Modelling of AC Power Loss

  • Overview of Modelling Methods (Charles Sullivan, Darthmouth)
  • Spice Models For Conductor Losses (Ray Ridley, Ridley Engineering)
  • Spice Models for Core Losses (Ed Herbert, PSMA)
  • Panel Q & A (Sullivan, Ridley, Herbert)

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM     Social Hour, Plus Technology Demonstrations


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