Power Electronics

APEC 2010 Preview

APEC 2010 will be held at the Palm Springs Convention Center in Palm Springs, California from Sunday, February 21 until Thursday, February 25. The program will address a broad range of topics in the use, design, manufacture, and marketing of power electro

SPECIAL SESSION: INDUCTIVE COMPONENT TECHNOLOGY

The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) Magnetics Committee is sponsoring a Special Presentation session at APEC 2010 titled “Inductive Component Technology.” The special session will take place Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010 from 2:00 to 5:30 pm at the Palm Springs Convention Center in Palm Springs, California. It will feature seven industry experts who will provide a broad overview of current trends, materials, and design issues.

EXPOSITION

There will be 146 companies exhibiting at APEC, representing virtually all products employed in power electronics systems. Global companies will exhibit products from Asia, North America, and Europe. Product categories will include everything from active to passive components, magnetics to measurement systems, power supplies to power semiconductors. Power Electronics Technology magazine will also be an exhibitor.

PLENARY SESSION
Monday afternoon, Feb. 22 will consist of presentations from industry experts, including:
SPREAKER COMPANY SUBJECT
Dr. J. Kassakian Laboratory for Electromagnetic and Electronic Systems One of the four key contributors to the Origin of APEC
J. B. Struabel Tesla Motors (Tesla vehicle will be on display Feb. 22) Power Electronics and Continued Improvements in Electric Vehicle Performance, Efficiency, and Drivability
Robert V. White Embedded Power Labs Digital Power After the Hype
Dr. A. F. Laviano NANOWORLD® Nanotechnology: The Reality - The Promise
V. K. Lee Emerson Network Power Power and Cooling for Future Data Centers
R. Van Dell SolarBridge Technologies Power Conversion and Energy Harvesting From Distributed Photovoltaics (PV) to Next Generation Systems
PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION SEMINARS
THREE SESSIONS ON SUNDAY AND MONDAY
TRACK PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION SEMINAR
SESSION I, FEBRUARY 21
9:30 AM TO 1:00 PM
PRESENTER
EMI/EMC Controlling Conducted and Radiated EMI Issues in Power Electronics Designs Supatim Basu
Bose Research (P) Ltd.
Devices & Materials Current State and Future Improvements of GaN-Based Power Conversion Tim McDonald
International Rectifier
Simulation/CAD Virtual Prototyping of Power Supply Designs Thomas Wilson
Simplis Technologies
Design Designing Compensators for the Control of Switching Power Supplies Christophe Basso
ON Semiconductor
Systems & Technology New Trends in Magnetic Technology Dan Jitaru
Delta Corporate Services
Applications Power Electronics in Battery-Powered Applications: Safety, Charging, Monitoring, and Power Conversion Jinrong Qian
Texas Instruments
TRACK PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION SEMINAR
SESSION II, FEBRUARY 21
2:30 PM TO 6:00 PM
PRESENTER
EMI/EMC EMC for Power Supply Designers Ernest Wittenbreder
Technical Witts, Inc.
Devices & Materials Application Characteristics if IGBT Power Modules John Donton
Powerex
Simulation/CAD Simulation, Control, and Management of DC-DC Converters Ray Ridley
Ridley Engineering
Design Thermal Management for Power Electronics Applications Ahmed Zaghlol
R-Theta Thermal Solutions, Inc.
Systems & Technology The Semiconductor Cycle Bites Ada Cheng
AdaClock
Applications Power Conversion Reliability Don Gerstle
Murata Power Solutions
TRACK PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION SEMINAR
SESSION III, FEBRUARY 22
2:30 PM TO 6:00 PM
PRESENTER
EMI/EMC EMI Causes, Measurement, and Reduction Techniques for Switch-Mode Power Converters Michael Schutten
GE Global Research
Devices & Materials Silicon Carbide Characteristics and Application Robert Callanan
Cree
Simulation/CAD CAD of Power and Control Systems of Electrical Machines Tanvir Rahman
Infolytica Corporation
Design Analog and Digital Feedback Loop Design Dean Venable
Ablepower Corporation.
Systems & Technology Systematic Design for High Efficiency Dhaval Dalal
ACP Technologies
Applications Power Electronics in a Smart-Grid Distribution System Doug Hopkins
University of New York, Buffalo

TECHNICAL SESSIONS

There will be 39 technical sessions on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

SUBJECTS TO BE COVERED:

Active Power Filters

Aerospace

DC-DC Converters

Fuel Cells

Grid Interconnection

Inverters

LED Lighting

Lighting, General

Magnetics

Modeling Simulation and Controls

Motor Drives

Passive Devices

Photovoltaics

Power Factor Correction

Semiconductor Devices

Soft Switching

System Integration

Transportation

Vehicle Electronics

Wind Power

DIALOGUE SESSIONS

Thursday, February 25 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

SUBJECTS TO BE COVERED:

AC-DC Conversion

Active Components

Aerospace

DC-DC Converters

Lighting Applications

Modeling, Simulation and Control

Motor Drives and Inverters

Passive Components

Renewable Energy

System Integration

Transportation

Utility Interface

Vehicle Electronics

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