Call for Papers
Darnell's Power Forum will feature six primary areas of focus: Advanced Components, Digital Power, Energy Harvesting, High-Efficiency Power Conversion, Innovation for the Smart Grid and Portable Power. Within each of these broad areas will be multiple topics and application areas.
Topics may include: Latest developments in power conversion components to support advanced designs such as, semiconductor devices, advanced packaging, interconnect, thermal management, magnetic devices, capacitors, batteries, ultracapacitors, sensors, new materials, integrated passives, and so on.
Topics may include: Technology-focused discussions including controllers and control loops, communications, power management, stability analysis, efficiency optimization, design tools, simulation and modeling, topologies, system partitioning between analog and digital, power quality and EMC, and so on.
Topics may include: energy harvesting technologies, thin-film batteries, long-life secondary batteries, energy storage, advanced power conversion, micro fuel cells, optimizing system energy efficiencies, mesh networks, wireless sensor and control systems, industrial/building automation, system integration issues, RF powering considerations, system architectures, and so on.
High-Efficiency Power Conversion:
Topics may include: High-frequency power conversion, high-temperature operation, power system-in-chip solutions, power system-in-package solutions, high-density packaging developments, optimizing converter efficiencies, new topologies, advanced (analog or digital) control techniques, parasitics, EMI/EMC considerations, and so on.
Innovations for the Smart Grid:
Topics may include: Integration of distributed generation resources, micro grids, power systems communications, power quality, instrumentation and monitoring, enabling demand side management, supporting plug-in hybrid vehicles, large scale energy storage, advanced metering infrastructure, visualization technologies, real-time cointrol methods, and so on.
Topics may include: next-generation rechargeable battery systems, dynamic power management, maximizing runtimes, advanced battery management, integration of micro fuel cells and energy harvesting, optimizing dc-dc converter efficiencies, subsystem power issues, wireless charging technologies, advanced architectures and efficient energy utilization, battery fuel gauging, high-performance thermal management, and so on.
Topics may include: miniaturization and integration of passive components, advances in high-frequency power conversion, new topologies and architectures, develpoments in packaging, multi-Megahertz switching, efficiency optimization, and so on.
In each case, the types of papers being sought include:
- Case studies/industry examples
- Design techniques and tools
- Technology developments