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PSMA and PELS Magnetics Committee High Frequency Magnetics Workshop 

Power Magnetics @ High Frequency
Saturday March 14 2020
Prior to APEC 2020
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, LA

The PSMA Magnetics Committee and IEEE PELS will conduct the fifth "Power Magnetics @ High Frequency" workshop on Saturday, March14, 2020, which is the day before and at the same venue as APEC 2020 in New Orleans, LA.

The purpose and focus of this 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. This is to target the advancements that are deemed necessary by the participants for power magnetics in order to meet the technical expectations and requirements of new market applications for higher operating frequencies and emerging topologies that are being driven by continuous advances in circuits topologies and semi-conductor devices.

The target audiences for the 2020 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 2020 Power Magnetics @ High Frequency workshop will open with a keynote presentation and several lecture presentations regarding characterization and modelling of power magnetic components. 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 breakfast, lunch and the networking hour at the end of the workshop there will be an interactive session of tabletop technology demonstrations addressing specific technical disciplines and capabilities consistent with the workshop agenda. Interaction between the attendees and the presenters is highly encouraged during this portion of agenda 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 through PSMA by e-mail to power@psma.com with a description of your proposed technical capabilities topic.

Based upon responses to the survey from the 2019 workshop, the afternoon session of the 2020 workshop will be a series of technical presentations addressing topics associated with different winding techniques used to fabricate power magnetic components. 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 and are not finalized. If anyone can support a strong position for a specific topic that would be of general interest to the magnetics and the power industries, please contact the organizing committee through PSMA by e-mail 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 page over the coming months.

Organizing Committee

Steve Carlsen, Raytheon Systems Company
Ed Herbert , PSMA
Jenna Pollock, SF Motors
Rodney Rogers, Allstar Magnetics
George Slama, Wurth Elektronik
Fred Weber, Future Technology Worldwide
Chuck Wild, Dexter Magnetic Technologies Inc.
Matt Wilkowski, EnaChip

PSMA Magnetics Committee and IEEE PELS High Frequency Magnetics Workshop

Power Magnetics @ High Frequency
Date: Saturday March 14, 2020
APEC 2020, New Orleans, Louisiana

The High Frequency Magnetics workshop series will continue to be held the Saturday before APEC. The fifth workshop of the series will be in conjunction with APEC 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The post workshop survey of the recent 2019 workshop has identified two themes -winding techniques and characterization and modelling. The survey results also proposed a pool of both volunteer presenters and requested presenters. The workshop will also make available Continuing Education Credits (CEC) to workshop attendees going forward. The workshop organizers will continue the tradition of the first four magnetics 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 to address the two major themes: winding techniques and characterization and modelling.

 

The fourth Power Magnetics @ High Frequency workshop sponsored by the PSMA Magnetics Committee and IEEE PELS was held on the day before APEC 2019, Saturday March 16, 2019 from 7:00 AM thru 6:00 PM in Anaheim California. There were 110 attendees, with about 78% of the attendees from industry and 22% from academia/research. The consensus was "… the workshop was much more intimate with productive and valuable interaction between the presenters and the attendees…" which derives from the structure of the workshop, including panel discussions and technology demonstrations to supplement traditional lecture type presentations, which lead to high energy dialogue between the attendees and the invited experts throughout the workshop.

This fourth workshop addressed two specific focus area: ac power losses and thermal considerations for power magnetic components. Many thanks to the invited presenters and panelists who included Gerald Hurley (National University of Ireland - Galway), Marcin Kacki (SMA Magnetics), John Hayes (University College Cork), Charles Sullivan (Dartmouth), Seung Moon (NETL), Peter Wilson (University of Bath), Subhashish Bhattacharya (North Carolina State University), George Slama (Wurth Elektronik), Qichen Yang (AC Propulsion). Alex Gerfer (Wurth Elektronik), Mark Allen (University of Pennsylvania), Jenna Pollock, J. C. Sun (Bs&T Technologies), Apurva Ingle (Wurth Elektronik), Hebberly Ahatlan (Wurth Elektronik), Chris Oliver (Micrometals), Chuck Wild (Dexter Magnetics), John Lynch (Fair Rite) and Kenichi Chatani (Kemet).

 

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.

Anyone interested in participating as a lecture presenter as part of the technology demonstration session during the next workshop planned for March 14, 2020 in New Orleans Louisiana should contact the PSMA office (power@psma.com). We are looking forward to the fifth workshop and driving the industry forward to meet the expectations of the workshop attendees.

Meanwhile keep checking https://www.psma.com/technical-forums/magnetics/workshop for the latest news on the upcoming workshop.

Organizing Committee 
Steve Carlsen, Raytheon Systems Company
Ed Herbert , PSMA
Jenna Pollock, SF Motors
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 -  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 - Eliminating the Smoke and Mirrors 2018 Workshop Presentations

The presentations from Power Magnetics @ High Frequency - Eliminating the Smoke and Mirrors 2018 Workshop are available at www.psma.com/tech-forums-magnetics/presentations/2018_workshop

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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