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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, March16, 2019, which is the day before and at the same venue as APEC 2019 in Anaheim, CA.

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 2019 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 2019 Power Magnetics @ High Frequency will open with a keynote presentation by Gerry Hurley of the National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland providing a technical overview of the topics to be covered within the workshop. The keynote presentation will be complemented by a Q&A session to address specific details of interest of the workshop attendees.

The second session of the workshop will be a technical presentation session addressing various topics associated with ac power losses, in particular, the effect of core size and material. 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 who will 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 table top 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 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 via e-mail to power@psma.com with a description of your proposed technical capabilities topic. We are limited to nine technology demonstration sessions.

Based upon responses to the survey for the previous 2018 workshop, the fourth session of the workshop will be a technical presentations addressing topics associated with thermal management in 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 via 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 PSMA website (www.psma.com/technical-forums/magnetics/workshop) over the coming months.

 

Organizing Committee

  • Khurram Afridi, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Ali Bazzi, University of Connecticut
  • Steve Carlsen, Raytheon
  • Ed Herbert
  • Rodney Rogers, All Star Magnetics
  • Laili Wang, Xi'an Jiaotong University
  • Fred Weber, Future Technology Worldwide
  • Chuck Wild, Dexter Magnetics
  • Matt Wilkowski, Intel

 

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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