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Osaka 2019 October 7
High-Performance Power Conversion Seminar & Workshops View Agenda Register now

Keynote speaker:
Prof. KUROKAWA, Fujio

Nagasaki Institute of Applied Science

Institute for Innovative Science and Technology

Professor Kurokawa is an accomplished teacher and researcher in the areas of dc-dc converters, ac-dc converters, inverters and their digital control, renewable energy technologies, power electronics technologies in aerospace and automobile and switching power supplies for lighting system. He has served as General Chair of 1st ICRERA (International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications) 2012 and the  Organizing Committee Chair of IEEE INTELEC 2015. Dr. Kurokawa is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers of Japan, and also the IEEE Fellow. Learn more

Prof. KUROKAWA, Fujio

Why you should attend this free event

Why you should attend this free event

Designing high-performance power systems continues to increase in complexity year after year. Utilizing a solid design methodology for high performance power conversion is essential to achieving first-time success. You will learn new techniques for EMI mitigation, thermal modeling, PCB Layout, DC-DC designs and implementing AC-DC Front ends. Real-world applications will be used whenever possible to illustrate the workshops. During this daylong event you will learn from industry experts and Vicor applications engineers. They will help you identify common pitfalls and guide you on a path to success when designing high performance power systems.


2019 October 7

Hilton Plaza West Office Tower 8th floor – Daini Yoshimoto Building, 2-2-2 Umeda, Kita-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka, 530-0001 Japan

12:30 to 13:00

Registration and Technical Booth Open

13:00 to 13:30

Opening Speech

13:30 to 14:00

Keynote: Trends and Challenges of Future Oriented Power Converters

Presented by Prof. KUROKAWA, Fujio

In the society of Society 5.0 based on IoT and AI technology, the increase in power consumption along with the increase in data volume of information communication has become a big problem. Therefore, smart cities that use energy management technology such as VPP and ERAB that incorporate solar cells and EV batteries are attracting attention. Here, the development of model-based design and digital twin technology is required, and further, it is necessary to devise to use renewable energy that is not stable. In the future power system, the EV battery is included, so the charge / discharge device is also important. I will explain the research trends and challenges of future-oriented power supply system that controls and develops these multiple complex elements well.

14:00 to 14:15

Tea Break

14:15 to 15:00

Workshop: Avoiding common AC-DC design pitfalls

Presented by Applications Engineering

Design-in of AC-DC front end modules can be complicated. This session will provide a straightforward approach for success, covering such topics as source impedance considerations, inrush current, filter resonance and damping, PFC, faults, fusing, system stability and safety.

15:15 to 15:45

Workshop: EMI challenges and troubleshooting techniques

Presented by Applications Engineering

Without proper consideration, EMI can derail projects and create costly delays. With a real-world troubleshooting example, you will learn about basic EMI measurement, common and differential noise sources and identification methods, conducted EMI pre-compliance testing, layout issues, etc.

15:45 to 16:00

Tea Break

16:00 to 16:45

Workshop: Modular DC-DC system design done right

Presented by Applications Engineering

Real-world systems comprise more than just the DC-DC converter itself. Using a case study to examine the requirements of module integration into a DC-DC system, you will learn topics such as input and output filtering, protections, compatibility with the source and load dynamics.

16:45 to 17:30

Workshop: High-performance PCB layout and thermal design techniques

Presented by Applications Engineering

Our experts will share their optimization techniques addressing the following topics: applying thermal models and simulation, PCB layout for effective thermal management, power/signal routing and integrity in high density, high current applications to minimize board losses and maximize performance.

17:30 to 17:45 

Q&A and Closing

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