Event Type Workshops
The IEEE Workshop on Wide Bandgap Power Devices & Applications (WiPDA) provides a forum for device scientists, circuit designers, & application engineers from the Power
The IEEE Workshop on Wide Bandgap Power Devices & Applications (WiPDA) provides a forum for device scientists, circuit designers, & application engineers from the Power Electronics & Electron Devices Societies to share technology updates, research findings, experience & potential applications.
Topics of interest
- Heteroepitaxial & Bulk Materials Growth
- Gate Dielectrics & Surface Passivation
- Device Structures & Fabrication Techniques
- Device Characterization & Modeling
- Very-High Efficiency Or Compact Converters
- Safe Operating Areas Of Wide Bandgap Devices, including Short Circuit, Spike, &Transient Tolerance
- Harsh Environment (High Temperature) Operation & Reliability
- Packaging Power Modules & ICs
- Gate Drive & Other Auxiliary Circuits
- High-Performance Passive Components
- Hard-Switched & Soft-Switched Application Analysis
- Applications in Renewable Energy & Energy Storage, Transportation, Industrial Drives, Grid Power Systems, Space and Aerospace
- Wide Bandgap System Design Philosophies & Strategies
- Special Track: Application (Switching) Reliability
- Special Track: ITRW: Technology Roadmap of Wide Bandgap Including Devices, Applications and Packaging
4 (Monday) 9:00 am - 6 (Wednesday) 5:00 pm(GMT-05:00) View in my time
UNC Charlotte Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
9041 Robert D. Snyder Rd, Charlotte, NC 28262, USA
Electrifying the world is one of the pragmatic solutions for reducing carbon footprint. Electric transportation, renewable energy generation, electric storage, smart and micro grid technologies,
Electrifying the world is one of the pragmatic solutions for reducing carbon footprint. Electric transportation, renewable energy generation, electric storage, smart and micro grid technologies, as well as digitalization are essential parts of sustainable electricity systems. These technologies are supported by power electronics as the core of their energy conversion process. The overall performance of modern energy systems relies on the reliable operation of power electronics which needs accurate and optimized design, planning and control of power converters.
This tutorial is divided into two parts: The part “Reliability in Power Electronics Converters” introduces fundamentals of reliability terminology and failure mechanisms. Statistical aspects of reliability will be introduced, both theoretical and with a practical example. The “mission profile” incorporates the combination of loads and their duration to which the electronic system will be subjected. They determine depending on the construction (design) the physical processes and thus the life-time of the system. Most common test standards will be introduced and procedures on how to plan reliability tests are shown.
Further on, typical failure mechanisms which can occur within power electronic converters are discussed. This ranges from the power devices itself to assembly aspects like chip interconnects and material fatigue in potting materials, PCBs and adhesives. As an outlook and preparation for part two, basic concepts of risk assessment techniques are presented, which can be applied on process and technology as well as converter and system level. This tutorial covers comprehensive concepts of reliability modelling, analysis and enhancement in power electronic converters. Therefore, it would be fruitful for graduate students and senior researchers both from industry and academia who are interested in converter design, reliability modelling and enhancement in Power electronics systems.
12 (Tuesday) 8:30 am - 13 (Wednesday) 5:00 pm(GMT+01:00) View in my time
Holiday Inn Eindhoven
Veldmaarschalk Montgomerylaan 1, 5612 BA Eindhoven, Netherlands
Bodo’s Wide Bandgap Event serves as a pivotal platform for knowledge exchange, collaboration, and discovery in this rapidly evolving field. On the
Bodo’s Wide Bandgap Event serves as a pivotal platform for knowledge exchange, collaboration, and discovery in this rapidly evolving field.
On the first day, there will be a keynote session with a round table, followed by a come-together, that gives you the opportunity to meet new people and maintain existing relationships. The second day will contain two parallel tracks, one for SiC and one for GaN. Use the program to plan your day, as ticket holders will be able to attend all the sessions. Conference language will be English.
There will also be a tabletop exhibition in the foyer, where you can get up-to-date information and learn about the latest products and services firsthand. And, of course, we will have enough time planned for breaks. Fine food and networking, what else could you ask for!
Preparation for the event has started. Watch out for announcements in Bodo’s Power Systems magazine and the newsletters. Tickets will be available here soon.
12 (Tuesday) 4:00 pm - 13 (Wednesday) 6:00 pm(GMT+01:00) View in my time
Hilton Munich Airport
Terminalstraße Mitte 20, 85356 München-Flughafen, Germany