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APEC 2021 Schedule Now Online Only
February 25, 2021 - June 12, 2021


Registration is now open for the 36th annual Applied Power Electronics Conference.

Previously scheduled as a live, in-person event, APEC 2021 has been recast as an entirely online event; decision made due to continuing Covid-19 uncertainly for in-person participation!

The Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) focuses on the practical and applied aspects of the power electronics business attracting more than 5,000 delegates and 300 exhibitors. This year it will take place (as in-person event so far) in the Phoenix/AZ Convention Center from June 09-12.

Pre-APEC Workshops on Magnetics and Capacitors by PSMA and IEEE PELS

PSMA and PELS are co-sponsoring two all-day workshops on Tuesday June 8, the day before APEC 2021 begins. "Design Techniques for the 21st Century – Behind the Scenes, Make Sure You Choose & Use the Correct Capacitor" is the 4th annual Capacitor Workshop sponsored by PSMA and IEEE PELS. Are you interested in learning more about the high temperature capabilities of EDLC Super-Capacitors, high voltage hybrid Aluminum Polymers? Have you asked yourself, what is the difference between the result of the simulation you did and the first measurements of your prototypes? How will a capacitors' lifetime differ when environmental conditions are changing? All those and many more questions are targeted to be answered at the workshop.


The 2021 "Power Magnetics @ High Frequency Workshop" is the 6th annual workshop in this series sponsored by PSMA and IEEE PELS. The purpose and focus of the workshop are to identify the latest developments in magnetic materials, coil (winding) design, construction and fabrication, evaluation and characterization techniques and modelling and simulation tools. https://www.psma.com/technical-forums/magnetics/workshop

The APEC 2021 opens with the Plenary Session featuring six keynoteson the Wednesday, June 9 | 1:15-5:00pm MT

APEC Plenary Sessions are a long-standing tradition of addressing issues of immediate and long-term interest to the practicing power electronic engineer. Presentations typically feature invited distinguished professionals.

Auxiliary Automotive Drives Revolutionized by Power Electronics
Annette Muetze, Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing
Graz University of Technology

Wide Bandgap Technologies: Enabling a Broader Power Application Domain
Edoardo Merli, Power Transistor Macro-Division General Manager and Group Vice President

The Present and Future of Magnetics and Other Power Passives
Charles R. Sullivan, Professor of Engineering
Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth

Native American Energy Sovereignty: Energy Storage and Power Electronics Benefits
Stanley Atcitty, Distinguish Member of Technical Staff
Sandia National Laboratories

Maturing Wide Bandgap Semiconductors Fosters Standardization
(JEDEC JC-70 addresses unique characteristics and behaviors of WBG)
Stephanie Watts Butler, Texas Instruments; JC-70 Chair
Peter Friedrichs, Infineon; JC-70.2 Co-Chair

Quantum Computing - The New Computing Paradigm
Heike Riel, IBM Fello
w, Lead IBM Research Quantum Europe & Africa IBM Research

The schedule for the RAP Sessions on the Thursday, June 10, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. MT

RAP Sessions allow for exciting dialogue amongst attendees and presenters. Admission to all Rap Sessions is free with an Exhibits Only Registration.

Session 1: Distributed vs. centralized control for micro-grid and nano-grid

Session chair: Alix Paultre, Evaluation Engineering

Vipin Bothra, ST Microelectronics
Madhav Manjrekar, University of North Carolina
Ali Husain, ON Semiconductor
Raghavan Nagarajan, Wind and Transmission & Distribution, Infineon
John Lannan, Energy Group, Analog Devices
Matt Baker, Microgrids and Critical Power, Typhoon HIL

Session 2: Does high level of integration make power converters more reliable or not?

Session chair: Indumini Ranmuthu, Texas Instruments

Robert Pillawa, University of Berkley
Madhu Chinthavali, Oakridge National Labs
Sandeep Bahl, Texas Instruments
Huai Wang, Aalborg University
Babak Fahimi, University of Texas Dallas
Francesco Carobolante, IoTissimo

Session 3: Where does the expertise for the next generation of magnetics come from? The Magnetics companies or the engineer designing the power supply?

Session chair: Eric Persson, Infineon

Paul Yeaman, Applications Engineering, Vicor
Dan Jitaru, Rompower
Jim Marinos, Payton Magnetics
Charlie Sullivan, Dartmouth University
Kevin Enser, Renco Electronics

Professional Education Seminars

APEC Professional Education Seminars (PES), taking place on Saturday, June 12, 2021, focus on practical aspects of the power electronics profession and provide in-depth discussion of important and complex power electronics topics. Given by distinguished speakers and experts, each seminar combines practical application with theory, and is designed to further educate the working professional in power electronics or related fields. The preliminary list of seminar topics include:

Hybrid and Resonant switched-Capacitor Power converters: New Circuit Topologies and Control Techniques for High Power Density Designs

New Developments in Topologies and Magnetics to Reach 99% Efficiency Using the Latest Semiconductor Devices

Selecting the Best Power Semiconductor Device for Your Application

Isolated Gate Driver ICs in Power Electronics Systems – Insulation specifications, IC verification, Application Requirements and Design Optimization

Integrated PCB Winding Magnetic Components for High Frequency Power Converters

Practical Considerations for the Application of High Power Si and SiC Modules

Designing Compensators for the Control of Switching Power Supplies

Traditional and Emerging Digital Control Techniques in Power Electronics

EMC Design Fundamentals for Power Electronics Converters

Silicon Carbide (SiC) Power Converters: EMC Design Fundamentals, Layout Techniques, and Construction Methods

Reliability Analysis Methods and Tools for Power Electronic Components and Systems

Fundamentals of Switched Reluctance Motor Drives

Future Power Electronics 4.0 SiC/GaN 3-phase PWM Converter Concepts

A Practical Guide to SiC MOSFET and Schottky Applications

SiC Power Conversion and System Packaging Technologies for High Temperature High Pressure Harsh Environment Applications Maximizing GaN FET and IC Performance

For more details, including presenters and times, visit the Professional Education Seminars page on the APEC website www.apec-conf.org


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