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To encourage student participation, the registration fee will be waived for up to four students.

The application deadline is Friday December 21, 2018. The selection of the recipients will be by the workshop committee, and their decision is final. Applicants will be notified by email by January 11, 2019. Recipients must register by January 31, 2019 to receive the fee waiver.

 

PSMA and PELS Magnetics Committee High Frequency Magnetics Workshop

Power Magnetics @ High Frequency
Saturday March 16 2019
Prior to APEC 2019
Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, CA 92802

 

The PSMA Magnetics Committee and IEEE PELS will conduct the fourth “Power Magnetics @ High Frequency” workshop on Saturday, March 16, 2019, which is the day before and at the same venue as APEC 2019.

The purpose and focus of the workshop is to identify the latest improvements in magnetic materials, coil (winding) design, construction and fabrication, evaluation and characterization techniques and modelling and simulation tools so as to target the advancements that are deemed necessary by the participants for power magnetics to meet the technical expectations and requirements of higher application frequencies and emerging topologies that are being driven by continuous advances in circuits topologies and semi-conductor devices driven by new market applications.

The workshop will consist of two technical lecture presentation sessions, an interactive technology demonstration presentation session and a wrap session regarding the positive trends in power magnetics. The two technical lecture presentation sessions will each be followed by a panel Q&A session and the technology demonstrations will also be available during the breakfast just prior to the opening session of the workshop and during the networking session following the workshop’s formal presentation sessions.

The morning session on ac power losses will begin with a keynote presentation by Gerry Hurley of the National University of Ireland, Galway, that will provide a technical overview of both technical sessions on ac power losses and thermal management issues with power magnetics, with more detail for the topics of the morning session relative to ac power loss calculation, modelling and measurement issues. Topics planned to be covered by the individual technical presentations of the session include: impact of core size and material, measurement and characterization methods, and data presentation methods relevant to the electronic power community. Other topics of interest are still being identified. The morning session will be followed by a panel Q&A with the morning’s presenters.

The lunch session will be an interactive technology presentation session during which the workshop attendees can visit and engage with the experts as they provide technical demonstrations of different topics associated with magnetics design, modelling and characterization. Some of the technical topics are as follows: emerging magnetic material, magnetic materials in the commercial marketplace, magnetic materials on the horizon, methods to predict and measure thermal performance of power magnetic components, methods to characterize near magnetic field performance of magnetic components, measurement methods for ac power loss, analysis and prediction of ac power losses in magnetic components, and fundamentals of small signal characterization of power magnetic components.

The afternoon session on thermal management of power magnetics will begin with a keynote presentation by Dr. Peter Wilson of the University of Bath, United Kingdom, that will provide a technical overview of the topics to be covered during the afternoon session as well as some recent trends in the simulation and analysis of thermal implications of various power loss mechanisms.  Topics planned to be covered by the individual technical presentations of the session include getting the heat out, impact of design on power losses and temperature rise, impact of temperature on technical performance of the power transformers and inductors and impact of package assembly techniques used for integration of physically small and physically large magnetic components in power systems. The session will be followed by a panel Q&A with the afternoon’s presenters.

The workshop will conclude with a presentation by Alexander Gerfer of Wurth Elektronik regarding positive trends with power magnetics.

The registration fee for the workshop is $375 per participant, reduced to $275 for PSMA members and IEEE PELS members. On February 1, 2019, the registration fee will increase to $425 reduced to $325 for PSMA members and IEEE PELS members. Previous workshops have sold out, so early registration is encouraged. There will be a $25 surcharge for onsite registration, if seating is available. Breakfast and lunch will be provided as part of the workshop. Electronic copies of the technical lecture presentations and technology demonstration presentations will be made available to the workshop participants.

One can register for the Power Magnetics @ High Frequency workshop at: https://www.psma.com/webforms/power-magnetics-high-frequency-workshop-2019-registration

There will be at least four student waivers for registrations fees. Students can apply for a waiver at https://www.psma.com/webforms/student-registration-fee-waiver-2019.

If anyone has a topic that they believe should be covered during the morning or afternoon technical lecture sessions, please submit a proposal to the PSMA office ( power@psma.com ).

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

Power Magnetics @ High Frequency -  Eliminating the Smoke and Mirrors

Date: Saturday March 3 2018
Room 217CD Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center, APEC 2018 San Antonio Texas

 

The "Power Magnetics @ High Frequency – Eliminating the Smoke and Mirrors" workshop sponsored by the PSMA Magnetics Committee and IEEE PELS was held on the day before APEC 2018, Saturday March 3, 2018 from 7:00 AM thru 6:00 PM in San Antonio Texas.

This third workshop continued the traditional of the first two magnetics workshops in 2016 and 2017 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. The number of workshop attendees increased to 160 with about 85% of the attendees from industry and 15% of the attendees from academia/research. The agenda of the workshop included panel discussions and technology demonstrations to supplement traditional lecture type presentations which led to high energy dialogue between the attendees and the invited experts throughout the workshop.

The purpose and the focus of the workshop was:

  • identify the latest improvements in areas of magnetic materials, coil (winding) design, construction and fabrication,
  • identify, discuss and demonstrate evaluation and characterization techniques as well as modelling and simulation tools needed to meet the technical expectations and requirements for power magnetics operating at higher frequencies
  • 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.

                

Many thanks to the invited presenters and panelists who included Dr. Charles Sullivan (Dartmouth), Stefan Ehrlich (Fraunhofer Institute), Marek Rylko (SMA Magnetics), Ed Herbert (PSMA), Byron Beddingfield (North Carolina State University), Dr Ray Ridley (Ridley Engineering), Dominik Neumayr ( ETH), Michael Baumann (Sumida), Michael Seeman (Eta One Power), George Slama (Wurth Elektronik), Bruce Carsten (PEAK), Jenna Pollock, J. C. Sun (Bs&T Technologies), Martin Gruebl (Sumida), Doug Malcolm (Sumida), Ryu Nagahama (IWATSU), Marcin Kacki (SMA Magnetics), Chris Oliver (Micrometals), Chuck Wild (Dexter Magnetics), John Lynch (Fair Rite), Kyle Jensen (Rubadue), Dr. Sadhab Ganda (EPCOS), Philip Laurer (EPCOS) and Brad Van Fleet (Magnetics).

Based on post workshop discussions, the next High Frequency Magnetics workshop in the series will be held the Saturday before APEC2019. This fourth workshop will be in conjunction with APEC 2019 in Anaheim California. A survey of attendees is in process to identify the theme, specific topics and presenters for the next workshop will continue to drive efforts to improve the characterization and specification of magnetic materials and magnetic cores to support the power electronics industry and to identify efforts that will move the industry forward in terms of magnetic material and magnetic structure development.

Anyone interested in participating as a presenter or as part of the technology demonstration session during the 2019 worksop in Anaheim California should contact the PSMA office (power@psma.com). We are looking forward to the fourth workshop and driving the industry forward to meet the expectations of the workshop attendees.

Organizing Committee 
Khurram Afridi, University of Colorado Boulder
Ali Bazzi, University of Connecticut
Steve Carlsen, Raytheon Systems Company
Ed Herbert , PSMA
Laili Wang, Xi'an Jiaotong University
Rodney Rogers, Allstar Magnetics
Fred Weber, Future Technology Worldwide
Chuck Wild, Dexter Magnetic Technologies Inc.
Matt Wilkowski, Intel

Power Magnetics @ High Frequency – Transforming the Black Magic to Engineering 2017 Workshop Presentations

The presentations from Power Magnetics @ High Frequency – Transforming the Black Magic to Engineering 2017 Workshop are available at www.psma.com/tech-forums-magnetics/presentations/2017_workshop

Power Magnetics @ High Frequency – Solving the Black Magic! 2016 Workshop Presentations

The presentations from Power Magnetics @ High Frequency – Solving the Black Magic! 2016 Workshop are available at www.psma.com/tech-forums-magnetics/presentations/2016_workshop

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