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2022 Power Magnetics @ High Frequency Workshop
Saturday March 19, 2022
George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX
 
Registration Rates (Early Bird Pricing Deadline:Monday, January 24, 2022)*
  • Member Early/ Regular     $345/ $395
  • Non-Member Early/ Regular  $445/ $495
Previous workshops have sold out, so early registration is encouraged. There will be a $25 surcharge for onsite registration, if seating is available.
 
Breakfast, lunch and a reception are included in the workshop registration. 

Power Magnetics @ High Frequency
Saturday March 19 2022
Prior to APEC 2022
George R Brown Convention Center
Houston, Texas

The PSMA Magnetics Committee and IEEE PELS are planning to conduct the seventh "Power Magnetics @ High Frequency" workshop on Saturday, March 19, 2022, which is the day before and at the same venue as APEC 2022 in Houston, TX.

The 2022 Power Magnetics @ High Frequency workshop will mark the return to the "in-person" workshop format after the virtual format used for the past two workshops in 2020 and 2021. The relevance and interest in the Power Magnetic @ High Frequency workshop series has been validated by over one hundred registered workshop attendees each and for the panel Q&A sessions that ran overtime for both the 2020 and 2021 virtual workshops. The most recent 2021 Power Magnetics at High Frequency workshop was held as a virtual event on Wednesday June 2 and Thursday June 3.

Day one of the 2021 workshop focused on EMI Issues Caused and EMI Issues Solved by Magnetics. The morning session consisted of presentations by Balaji Narayanasamy of Tesla, Ammad Javed of Ernst Abbe University of Applied Science Jena, Stefanie Birkenbach of Wurth Elektronik, Mike Arasim of Fair-Rite Products. Jared Quenzer of Wurth Elektronik, JC Sun of Bs&T, Frank Puhane of Wurth Elektronik and Asif Imran Emon of Stoneybrook University. The second day of the workshop focused on Integrated Magnetics. The morning session consisted of presentations by Bryce Hesterman of Utah State University, John Gallagher of Pulse Electronics, Mike Kavion Ranjram of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Chema Molina of Frenetic, Shuo Wang of Virginia Tech CPES, and John Noble of Magnetics. The afternoon session each day opened with a "Best of the Best" summary of the morning presentations by Alexander Gerfer of Wurth Elektronik, followed by a keynote presentation. "High Frequency 'side-effect' Mitigation in Power Electronics Converters: Modelling and Filtering Solutions" by Dr Fang Luo of Stoneybrook University on the first day and "High Efficiency and High Density 48V LLC Converters with Integrated Planar Magnetics for Data Center Applications" by Dr Qiang Li of Virginia Tech CPES on the second day. Each day concluded with a panel Q&A discussion with all of that day's presenters. 

The purpose and focus of the Power Magnetics @ High Frequency 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. The objective is to target those power magnetics advancements that are deemed necessary by the participants to meet the technical expectations and requirements of new and emerging market applications to satisfy the ever higher operating frequencies and emerging topologies which are being driven by the continuous advances in circuits topologies and semi-conductor devices.

The target audiences for the 2022 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 2022 Power Magnetics @ High Frequency workshop will open with a keynote presentation by Charles Sullivan of Dartmouth University followed by several lecture presentations regarding the impact of magnetic core geometry and physical dimensions on magnetic component characteristics and specification parameters. In addition to the brief Q&A period after each individual presentation, there will be a panel of the presenters at the end of the session to address topics requiring more detail as deemed by the workshop attendees.

During lunch, breakfast, and the networking hour at the end of the workshop there will be an interactive session of tabletop technology demonstrations each addressing specific technical disciplines and capabilities consistent with the workshop agenda. Each technology demonstration station will include a ten-minute presentation at fifteen-minute intervals. Interaction between the attendees and the presenters is highly encouraged during this portion of the workshop as a segue from the opening keynote presentation and the technical issues session.

If anyone would like to participate as a presenter for the technical demonstration session, please contact the organizing committee by email to power@psma.com with a description of your proposed technical capabilities topic. We are limited to ten technology demonstration stations.

Based upon survey responses from the 2021 workshop, the afternoon session will focus on magnetics design for manufacturing, reliability, and safety agency requirements. A keynote presentation will be followed by a series of related technical presentations. In addition to the brief Q&A period after each individual presentation, there will be panel of the presenters to address topics requiring more detail as deemed by the workshop attendees.

The specifics for the workshop structure and the presentations for the workshop are currently in progress. If anyone is interested in presenting on the impact of magnetic core geometry, physical dimensions, manufacturability, reliability and safety agency requirements on magnetic component design, characteristics, and parameters, please contact the organizing committee through by email to power@psma.com.

More details regarding the agenda for the workshop as well as registration for the workshop will become available on the this webpage over the coming months.

Organizing Committee
Steve Carlsen, Independent
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

Power Magnetics @ High Frequency Workshop

June 2021 Virtual Workshop will be presented live and on demand

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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 power@psma.com.

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

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