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The workshop was held June 2 & 3. Registration is now open for on demand access to the presentations, including the video from the live Q&A session


The presentations for the 2021 Power Magnetics @ High Frequency are available here to all registered attendees.


Power Magnetics @ High Frequency Workshop

June 2021 Virtual Workshop will be presented live and on demand


he PSMA Magnetics Committee and IEEE PELS are jointly sponsoring a 2 day virtual workshop, “Power Magnetics @ High Frequency,” on June 2 & 3, 2021. The 2021 workshop is the sixth high frequency magnetics workshop scheduled in conjunction with APEC and is recognized as the premier event for the exchange and discussion of the latest advances in magnetics and applications technology presented by leading experts from both academia and leading industry suppliers.

This virtual event will continue the focus on identifying the latest developments in magnetic materials, coil (winding) design, construction and fabrication, evaluation and characterization techniques and modelling and simulation tools. The objective is to target those power magnetics advancements that are deemed necessary to meet the technical expectations and requirements of new market applications to satisfy the ever higher operating frequencies and emerging topologies which are being driven by continuous advances in circuits topologies and semi-conductor devices.

The target audiences for the 2021 Power Magnetics @ High Frequency workshop include the designers of power magnetic components for use in electronic power converters who are responsible to implement the most technologically advanced power magnetic components necessary to achieve higher power densities, specific physical aspect ratios such as low profile, higher 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 first day of the workshop will focus on “EMI Issues Caused and Solved by Magnetics” and the second day will be focused on “Integrated Magnetics.” The morning sessions will feature invited presentations and demonstrations from experts from leading companies supplying the Magnetics Industry and representatives from renowned Universities. The afternoon sessions will feature keynote presentations by Fang Luo Stonybrook University “EMI Issues Caused and Solved by Magnetic Components” and Qiang Li, CPES-Virginia Tech, “High Efficiency and High Density 48V LLC Converters with Integrated Planar Magnetics for Data”. Alexander Gerfer, Wurth Elektronik, will review the morning sessions each afternoon, highlighting the “Best of the Best” and then lead a panel discussion with the presenters.

The early registration fee for the workshop is $225 per participant reducing to $165 for students and members of PSMA and IEEE PELS. On May 8, the registration fee will increase to $255, reduced to $195 for students and members.

Registration includes attendance at the live workshop sessions as well as access to all of the workshop materials and session recordings.  Attendees of the “Power Magnetics @ High Frequency” workshop will also be able to attend the “Design Techniques for the 21st Century – Behind the Scenes, Make Sure You Choose & Use the Correct Capacitor” workshop at no additional cost. 

Student fee waivers made possible with the generous support of workshop partner Frenetic, are available to up to four students to attend the workshop. The application deadline was Friday April 23.

If you are interested in being a partner to contribute to the workshop's success, contact

More information, including the detailed workshop agenda, will be available on this webpage in the coming weeks.

Organizing Committee
Steve Carlsen, Raytheon Systems Company
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

PSMA and PELS Magnetics Committee High Frequency Magnetics Workshop 

Webinar Series Tuesday May 12 – Tuesday June 16, 2020

The fifth Power Magnetics @ High frequency workshop that was originally scheduled for Saturday March 14 in New Orleans was replaced by a virtual workshop series consisting of five webinar sessions during the months of May and June 2020. The twenty-four presentations, including nine technical presentations, twelve technical demonstrations and three posters, that were planned for the face-to-face workshop were distributed across the five webinar sessions.

Each of the webinar events featured four to six presentations based on homogeneous content for the session followed by a panel question and answer session that continued until all questions from the attendees were answered. This virtual workshop continued the tradition of the first four Power Magnetics @ High Frequency workshops held each year since 2016 by bringing together experts from all aspects of the magnetics industry research and academic organizations, world renowned consultants and the everyday heroes of magnetics design who are responsible for commercializing magnetic products on a regular basis. Registered attendees for this workshop and the Capacitor Workshop originally scheduled in parallel were able to attend both and have access to the workshop materials and webinar recordings from all sessions. Attendees for the event were able to receive Continuing Education Units (CEU) as part of their registration.

This Power Magnetics @ High frequency virtual workshop event addressed following issues:

  • winding techniques including different analysis techniques and application examples,
  • progress in design, modeling, and simulation software techniques towards utilizing models that address magnetic material characteristics of actual waveform of power circuit technologies
  • characterization techniques to provide measurement data to create models for magnetic materials and structures
  • new magnetic materials and magnetic structures on the horizon

Many thanks to the invited presenters and panelists which included Charles Sullivan (Dartmouth), Minjie Chem (Princeton), Kyle Jensen (Rubadue), Thomas Brander (Wurth Elektronik), Pedro Alou and Alberto Delgado (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid), Jannik Schafer (ETH Zurich), Murat Kaymak (RWTH Aachen University), Rachel Yang (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Tom Wilson (Simplis Technologies), Jose Molina (Frenetic), Chris Oliver (Micrometals), Andrija Stupar (Simplis Technologies), J.C. Sun (Bs&T), Phyo Aung Kyaw (Resonant Link), Mike Wens (MinDCet),  Steve Sandler (Picotest), Tobias Schuster (Omicron Lab), Kadziolka (MESCO), Marcin Kacki (SMA Magnetics), Rodney Rodgers (AllStar Magnetics), Mark Rine (Hitachi Metals America), John Noble (Spang Power Electronics) and Joel Salas (Ferroxcube)

The focus and interactive activities of the workshop series will continue to evolve to support its purpose:

  • identify the latest improvements in areas of magnetic materials, coil (winding) design, construction and fabrication,
  • identify, discuss and demonstrate evaluation techniques, characterization techniques modelling tools and simulation tools needed to meet the technical expectations and requirements for power magnetics operating at higher frequencies for a wide range (1 watt thru 100 kilowatts) of output power applications.
  • identify and discuss the technical expectations and requirements of higher application frequencies and emerging topologies that are being driven by continuous advances in circuits topologies, semi-conductor devices driven by new market applications for both low-power and high-power applications.

Planning for the sixth Power Magnetics @ High Frequency workshop is now in progress. Based on preliminary survey results the tentative themes for the 2021 workshop are EMI issues caused and solved by magnetic components for the morning lecture presentation session and integrated magnetics for the afternoon lecture presentation session. Magnetic materials on the horizon will be included in the technology demonstration session. Anyone interested in participating as a lecture presenter or as part of the technology demonstration session during the next workshop planned for March 20, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona should contact the PSMA office ( We are looking forward to the sixth workshop and driving the industry forward to meet the expectations of the workshop attendees.

Organizing Committee

Steve Carlsen, Raytheon
Ed Herbert
Rodney Rogers
George Slama, Wurth Elektronik
Fred Weber, Future Technology Worldwide
Chuck Wild, Dexter Magnetics
Matt Wilkowski, EnaChip

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