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The Impact of Wideband Technologies on Application of Capacitors - A Deep Dive on Capacitor Technology -

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Keynote

         
Capacitors ... Going GaNFast, Opportunities and Challenges in High-Frequency Power Systems (Gene Sheridan, Navitas)        

 

Session I

     
Supercapacitors Technical and Physical Basics of EDLC (Rene Kalbitz, Wurth Elektronik)   Tantalum Capacitors Design and Characteristics (Wilmer Companioni, KEMET)   Panasonic Polymer Capacitors A technology to Overcome the MLCC Crisis (Billy Ogana, Panasonic)
       
Loss Modeling of Ceramic Capacitors Under High DC Bias Voltage and AC Current Ripple in High Density Power Converters (Rober Pilawa, UC Berkeley)        

Session II

   
Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors (MLCCs) (Wilmer Companioni, KEMET)   High Frequency Power Film Harmonic Filter Capacitors (Hector Casanova, Cornell Dubilier Electronics)   Supercapacitors, Applications and PROS & CONS (Brendan Andrews, Tecate)
     
Capacitors in Low Voltage AC Drives (Ranga Tallam, Rockwell Automation)   Challenges of Implementing Capacitor Technology in Automotive Applications (Thomas Ebel, SDU)    

Session III

   
PolyCharge America Overview (Fred Weber, Polycharge)   DC Link Capacitors for an Electric Superbike (Pat Wheeler, University of Nottingham)   The Film Cap. Tech. For DC Link (Anvy Chen, Xiamen Faratronic)
     
High Power Converter – 150 W Buck-Boost in Detail (Andreas Nadler, Wurth Elektronik)   Conditional Monitor Techniques for Capacitors (Mark Scott, Miami University)    

Session IV

   
Thermal Modeling and Characterization of Capacitor Banks for MW Power Converters (Huai Wang, Aalborg University)   Lessons Learned of MLCC Allocation (Pierre Lohrber, Wurth Elektronik)   Panel Discussion  (Casanova, Companioni, Lohrber, Ogana)

 

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Keynote

Session I

Session II

Technical Demonstrations

Magnetics

  • Development of Distributed Gap Powder Core Materials to Address Higher Frequency Applications 1 MHz at High Operating Temperature Ranges (Chris Oliver, Micrometals)
  • Emerging Magnetic Materials and Magnetic Structures (John Lynch, Fair-Rite)
  • Fundamentals of L, R, Z Measurments (Jenna Pollock, Independent)
  • Materials Magic Nanocrystalline, Amorphous and Powdered Amorphous Cores (Ken’ichi Chata’ni, TOKIN, A Kemet Company)
  • Multiscale Nanolaminated Metallic Cores for High Frequency Magnetics (Mark Allen, University of Pennsylvania)
  • Pulse Testing of Magnetic Cores and Inductors (JC Sun, Bs&T)
  • Soft Magnetic Metal-flake Composite Material Suitable for High Frequency Power Modules (Ken’ichi Chata’ni, TOKIN, A Kemet Company)
  • Strain Annealed Metal Amorphous Nanocomposite Soft Magnetic Materials (Seung Ryul Moon, National Energy Technology Laboratory)
  • Session III

    Session IV

     

    Everything You Wanted To Know About Capacitors But Were Afraid To Ask 2018 Workshop

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    Keynote

             
    DC-link Capacitors: A Summary of the Work Performed Under DoE Programs DE-EE-00006433, DE-EE-00006438, and DE-AC02-06CH11357 (Ralph Taylor, Delphi Technologies)        

     

    Low Voltage DC Capacitor Applications

         
    Ceramic Capacitors – Low Voltage DC (Wilmer Companioni, KEMET Electronics Corporation)   Difference Between Traditional Aluminum Electrolytic and  Polymer Capacitors  (Frank Puhane, Wurth Electronics)   Recent Developments on Supercapacitors and their Applications (Nihal Kularatna, The University of  Waikato New Zealand)
           
    Panel Discussion - Low Voltage (Companioni, Puhane, Kularatna)        

    High Voltage AC & DC Capacitor Applications

       
    High density capacitor-based power converters - application challenges and requirements (Robert Pilawa-Podgurski, University of California, Berkeley)   High Voltage Ceramic Capacitors (HV MLCCs) (Wilmer Companioni, KEMET Electronics Corporation)   High Voltage Film Capacitors  (Scott Franco, Cornell Dubilier Electronics)
         
    High Voltage in Aluminum Capacitors (Pierre Lohrber, Wurth Electronics)   Panel Discussion - High Voltage (Pilawa, Companioni, Franco, Lohrber)    

    Common Capacitor Failure Modes

       
    Recent Advances in Embedded Capacitors (Robert Grant Spurney, Georgia Institute of Technology)   Ceramic Capacitors – Failure Modes (Wilmer Companioni, KEMET Electronics Corporation)   Failure Modes of High Voltage Film Capacitors (Scott Franco, Cornell Dubilier Electronics)
       
    Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors – Failure Modes (Stephan Menzel, Wurth Electronics)   Capacitor Failure Modes and Lifetime Models – from an Application Perspective (Huai Wang, Aalborg University)   Panel Discussion - Failure Modes (Spurney, Companioni, Franco, Menzel, Wang)

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    Keynote

    Low Voltage DC Capacitor Applications

    High Voltage AC & DC Capacitor Applications

    Technical Demonstrations

    Magnetics

    Capacitor

    Common Capacitor Failure Modes

     

     

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