Conference Program - 6 Seminars 9 Tutorials Over 300 presentations - PCIM Europe

 
Conference Program - 6 Seminars 9 Tutorials Over 300 presentations - PCIM Europe
International Exhibition and Conference
for Power Electronics, Intelligent Motion,
Renewable Energy and Energy Management

Nuremberg, 5 – 7 June 2018
pcim-europe.com

Conference Program

                                              6 Seminars

                                              
                                              9 Tutorials

                                              
                                              Over 300
                                              presentations
Conference Program - 6 Seminars 9 Tutorials Over 300 presentations - PCIM Europe
Contents
Board                                04
Conference Program at a Glance       06
Seminars                             08
Tutorials                            12
Awards                               18
Keynotes                             20
Tuesday Oral Session                 22
Tuesday Poster Dialogue Sessions     26
Wednesday Oral Sessions              30
Wednesday Poster Dialogue Sessions   34
Thursday Oral Session                38
Industry Forum                       42
E-Mobility Forum                     43
List of Exhibitors                   44
Registration Information             46
General Information                  47
Room Plan                            48
PCIM Worldwide                       49
Conference Program - 6 Seminars 9 Tutorials Over 300 presentations - PCIM Europe
Board                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              04 | 05

Board of Directors                                                                                           Advisory Board

                                                                                                             Bodo Arlt, A Media, Germany                                          Klaus Marahrens, SEW-EURODRIVE, Germany
                                                                                                             Francisco Javier Azcondo, University of Cantabria, Spain             Elison Matioli, POWERlab, EPFL, Switzerland
General Conference                               Eric Favre                           Johann Walter Kolar    Mark M. Bakran, University of Bayreuth, Germany                      Mike Meinhardt, SMA Solar Technology, Germany
Director                                         IMI Precision Engineering,           ETH Zürich,            Pavol Bauer, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands             Thomas Neyer, ON Semiconductor, Germany
Leo Lorenz                                       Switzerland                          Switzerland
ECPE, Germany                                                                                                Werner Berns, Texas Instruments, Germany                             Yasuyuki Nishida, Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan
                                                                                                             Frede Blaabjerg, Aalborg University, Denmark                         Geraldo Nojima, Eaton Corporation, USA
                                                                                                             Serge Bontemps, Microsemi PMP Europe, France                         Yasuhiro Okuma, Fuji Electric, Japan
                                                                                                             Bruce Carsten, Bruce Carsten Associates, USA                         Masahito Otsuki, Fuji Electric, Japan
                                                                                                             Daniel Chatroux, CEA-LITEN, France                                   Nejila Parspour, University of Stuttgart, Germany
                                                                                                             Silvio Colombi, General Electric, Switzerland                        Robert J. Pasterczyk, Schneider Electric, France
                                                                                                             Hilmar Darrelmann, Darrelmann + Partner Ingenieure, Germany          Prof. Gianmario Pellegrino, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Philippe Ladoux                                  Jose Mario Pacas                     Uwe Scheuermann        Enrique J. Dede, University of Valencia, Spain                       Volker Pickert, University of Newcastle, United Kingdom
University of Toulouse,                          University of Siegen,                Semikron Elektronik,
                                                                                                             Drazen Dujic, Power Electronics Laboratory, EPFL, Switzerland        Bernhard Piepenbreier, University of Erlangen, Germany
France                                           Germany                              Germany
                                                                                                             Hans-Günter Eckel, University of Rostock, Germany                    Munaf Rahimo, ABB Switzerland, Switzerland
                                                                                                             Hans Ertl, Vienna University of Technology, Austria                  Kaushik (Raja) Rajashekara, University of Houston, USA
                                                                                                             J. A. Ferreira, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands          Chris Rexer, ON Semiconductor, USA
Consultatory Board Members                                                                                   Petar J. Grbovic, Huawei Technologies, Germany                       Katsuaki Saito, Hitachi Power Semiconductor Device, J
                                                                                                             Steffan Hansen, Siemens Wind Power, Denmark                          Franck Sarrus, Mersen France, France
                                                                                                             Klaus F. Hoffmann, Helmut-Schmidt-University, Germany                Achim Scharf, Techmedia International, Germany
                                                                                                             Edward Hopper, MACCON, Germany                                       Hubert Schierling, Siemens, Germany
                                                                                                             Ionel Dan Jitaru, Rompower, USA                                      Manfred Schlenk, Infineon Technologies, Germany
                                                                                                             Nando Kaminski, University of Bremen, Germany                        Manfred Schrödl, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Friedrich-Wilhelm Fuchs                          Josef Lutz
Christian-Albrechts-University                   Chemnitz University of Technology,                          Peter Kanschat, Infineon Technologies, Germany                       Walter Schumacher, Braunschweig University of Technology, Germany
of Kiel, Germany                                 Germany                                                     Ulrich Kirchenberger, STMicroelectronics, Germany                    Toshihisa Shimizu, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
                                                                                                             Philip C. Kjaer, Vestas Wind Systems, Denmark                        Elmar Stachorra, KoCoS Engineering, Germany
                                                                                                             Christopher Kocon, Texas Instruments, USA                            Peter Steimer, ABB Switzerland, Switzerland
                                                                                                             Jacques Laeuffer, Dtalents, France                                   Bernhard Strzalkowski, Analog Devices, Germany
                                                                                                             Stéphane Lefebvre, SATIE, France                                     Wolfram Teppan, LEM Intellectual Property SA, Switzerland
Honorary Board
                                                                                                             Romeo Letor, STMicroelectronics, Italy                               Giuseppe Tomasso, University of Cassino and South Lazio, Italy
Jean-Paul Beaudet, Schneider Electric, France                                                                Andreas Lindemann, Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Germany   Joël Turchi, On Semiconductor, France
Helmut Knöll, University for Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt, Germany                                  Stefan Linder, Alpiq, Switzerland                                    Yoshiyuki Uchida, Japan Fine Ceramics, Japan
Jean-Marie Peter, France                                                                                     Marco Liserre, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, Germany       Peter Wallmeier, Delta Energy Systems, Germany
Gerhard Pfaff, University of Erlangen, Germany                                                               Martin März, F raunhofer IISB, Germany                              Dehong Xu, Zhejiang University, China
Alfred Rufer, EPFL, Switzerland                                                                              Gourab Majumdar, Mitsubishi Electric, Japan                          Peter Zacharias, University of Kassel, Germany
Conference Program - 6 Seminars 9 Tutorials Over 300 presentations - PCIM Europe
Conference Program at a Glance                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  06 | 07

Sunday, 3 June 2018                                                                                                              Thursday, 7 June 2018
14:00 – 17:30   Hotel Arvena Park Görlitzer Str. 51, D-90473 Nuremberg                                                           08:45                 Brüssel 1
                Seminars                                                                     All seminar attendees                                     Keynote »Modular Multilevel Submodules for Converters, from the State of the Art to Future Trends«
                                                                                             will receive all seminar
                                                                                                                                 09:30                 Coffee Break
                                                                                              documentations. The
Monday, 4 June 2018                                                                           same applies for the               10:00                  Brüssel 1                       München 1               München 2                   Mailand
                                                                                            tutorial documentations.                                    Reliability SiC Devices         Power Modules & Smart   Reverse Conducting IGBT’s   High Frequency
09:00 – 17:00   Hotel Arvena Park Görlitzer Str. 51, D-90473 Nuremberg                                                                                                                  Driver                                              Converters
                Tutorials
                                                                                                                                 12:00                 Lunch Break
                                                                                                                                 14:00                  Brüssel 1                       München 1               München 2                   Mailand
Tuesday, 5 June 2018                                                                                                                                    GaN Devices                     System Reliability      Power Converters            Advanced Sensors
09:00           Brüssel 1
                Conference Opening and Award Ceremony
                                                                                                                                 As of March 2018 / subject to change without notice.
09:45           Brüssel 1
                Keynote »Electric Vehicles Charging – An Ultrafast Overview«
10:30           Coffee Break
11:00           Brüssel 1                  Brüssel 2             München 1             München 2            Mailand
                Special Session:           Special Session:      SiC based Power       Traction Inverters   Intelligent Motion                                                                                                         Benefit from
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12:40           Lunch Break                                                                                                                                                                                                      pcim-europe.com/registration
14:00           Brüssel 1                  Brüssel 2              München 1            München 2            Mailand
                SiC Devices I              Advanced Packaging     Power Electronics    Multi-Level          Energy Storage
                                           Technologies I         Topologies           Converters
15:15           Foyer Entrance NCC Mitte
                Poster/Dialogue Session
17:30           Welcome Party

Wednesday, 6 June 2018
08:45           Brüssel 1
                Keynote »New Passive Devices in Power Conversion - Nice to Have or a Must?«
09:30           Coffee Break
10:00           Brüssel 1                  Brüssel 2            München 1              München 2            Mailand
                High Power IGBT            Converter Design and Control in Power       Gate Driver          Special Session:
                Devices                    Integration          Electronics                                 Passive Components

12:00           Lunch Break and impulse-presentation »Fit for Stage«
14:00           Brüssel 1                  Brüssel 2              München 1            München 2            Mailand
                SiC Devices II             High Power IGBT        Advanced Packaging   HVDC Transmission    Software Tools and
                                           System Applications    Technologies II      Systems              Applications
15:15           Foyer Entrance NCC Mitte
                Poster / Dialogue Session
Conference Program - 6 Seminars 9 Tutorials Over 300 presentations - PCIM Europe
Seminars Sunday, 3 June 2018, 14:00 – 17:30                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 08 | 09

Venue: Arvena Park Hotel Nuremberg, Görlitzer Str. 51, 90473 Nuremberg

Seminar 1                                                                                               Seminar 2                                                                                       Seminar 3                                                                                    We will discuss how this creates devices with some unique properties and
Basics of Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) of Power Systems                                          Diagnosing and Locating Sources of EMI in Switchmode Power                                      Wide Band Gap (WBG) Power Devices, Characterisation,                                         switching characteristics. The relevance of these properties to particular ap-
Jacques Laeuffer, Dtalents, France                                                                      Converters                                                                                      Simulation and Testing                                                                       plications will also be discussed. The audience will be guided past some of
                                                                                                        Bruce Carsten, Bruce Carsten Associates, USA                                                    Edward Shelton, Patrick Palmer, University of Cambridge, Great Britain                       the potential pitfalls that users should be aware of. Test waveforms will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Geoff Haynes, Inspirit Ventures, Great Britain                                               presented and analysed. Simulation models and tools will be discussed and
                               About the instructor
                                                                                                                                    About the instructor
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Giorgia Longobardi, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan                                    results demonstrated. [Edgar Ayerbe]
                               Jacques Laeuffer has a 35 years’ experience of R&D in Power
                                                                                                                                    Bruce Carsten has 48 years of design and development experi-
                               Electronics, inside international companies, with powers from 10
                                                                                                                                    ence in switchmode power converters at frequencies from 20 kHz      Edgar Ayerbe, Wolfspeed, USA
                               W up to 10 MW, including HF resonant converters and high volt-                                                                                                                                                                                                        Following on from this, we will look at the design of WBG test circuits. The
                                                                                                                                    to 1 MHz. In 1982 he designed a 48 Vdc, 200 A, 50 kHz natural
                               age transformers, electric machines and inverters for hybrid cars.
                                                                                                                                    convection cooled switchmode telecom rectifier which met the                                About the instructors                                                difficulties of taking reliable and meaningful measurement data will be dis-
                               He is inventor of 27 granted patents and author of over 80 tech-
                                                                                                                                    FCC Class A requirements for conducted and radiated emissions.                              Ed Shelton graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1997.       cussed. Circuits that the authors have developed will be presented. The key
                               nical papers. As a consultant, his activities extend from one day
                                                                                                                                    This seminar targets the practicing design or test engineer, and                            He has since worked for a number of high-tech businesses, more       implementation details of these circuits will be described and test results
                               consulting to several months’ projects, including choices & de-
                                                                                                                                    emphasizes an intuitive understanding of the phenomena involved.                            recently focusing on power systems as Senior Engineer at
                               sign of conversion topologies, power components & electric ma-                                                                                                                                                                                                        shown to demonstrate their effectiveness. [Ed Shelton]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Amantys Ltd. Since 2015 he has been a Senior Research Associ-
                               chines sizing, EMC, digital control, industrial property, field
                                                                                                        Content                                                                                                                 ate at the University of Cambridge and freelance consultant.
                               support. Affiliated Professor at Ensta-ParisTech, he teaches also
                                                                                                        The instructor advocates that a power converter be designed for low EMI                                                                                                                      Finally, switching test results for various market-leading WBG and Si devices
                               at CentraleSupelec, France, and for inter and intra companies
                               trainings, on former topics and also on mechatronics, cars pow-          from the beginning, but he realizes that it can take many years of experience                                                                                                                will be examined and compared. Straightforward numerical analysis will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dr Patrick Palmer received his PhD from Imperial College London.
                               ertrains, or »Experience and Innovation«.                                to »get it right the first time«, or even come close. A central problem is that                                                                                                              applied to quantify performance and arrive at appropriate test circuit optimis-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                He has been an academic at the University of Cambridge for over
                                                                                                        EMI is a very »low energy« phenomena, with only 8 to 80 nW of conducted                                                 25 years, teaching power electronics. He was a co-founder of         ations and solutions. A comparison to simulation results will be made and
Content
                                                                                                        EMI allowed below 30 MHz at any given frequency (depending on the appli-                                                Amantys Ltd. He is a Chartered Engineer and has published more       the accuracy of available simulation models and tools examined. [Patrick
Fast semiconductors commutations are required for efficiency of high frequency                                                                                                                                                  than 150 articles and papers.                                        Palmer]
                                                                                                        cable standards), with similar constraints on radiated EMI above 30 MHz.
(HF) power converters and drives, and their wide bandwidth control electronics.
                                                                                                        These limits generally apply regardless of converter power level, so a 10 kW
These sudden front edges generate perturbations in control circuits, and on                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Finally, we will wrap up the session with a summary and reminder of what
                                                                                                        converter has 1.000 times tighter limits than a 10 W converter, with 0.8 to 8
public utility power networks. The seminar shows step by step how perturba-                                                                                                                                                     Geoff Haynes is a serial entrepreneur: He has a life-time of expe-   has been covered and what has been learned, as well as a discussion of
                                                                                                        pW per watt output allowed. Consequently, the sources of EMI are easily
tions propagate, as Differential Mode (DM) and Common Mode (CM), how to                                                                                                                                                         rience in the semiconductor industry. He was co-founder of GaN       challenges and opportunities for the future in the WBG industry. This will be
                                                                                                        overlooked as trivial by the less experienced engineer.
reduce noisy oscillations from the beginning, how to design and implement                                                                                                                                                       Systems Inc., and now works as a freelance consultant. He is also
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     followed by a Q & A session, where the audience will have the opportunity to
robust control electronics, how to calculate and optimize DM and CM filters                                                                                                                                                     part of an activity commericalising university research in the UK.
                                                                                                        Failure to meet EMI standards can be found »the hard way«, by paying for an                                                                                                                  clarify presentation details, and will be invited to explore areas of further in-
for EMC standards compliance, how to avoid expensive shielding and improve                                                                                                                                                                                                                           terest with the speakers.
                                                                                                        EMI lab to find out for you (and they will not be able to advise you how to fix
reliability. Number of practical designs are analytically calculated, showing
                                                                                                        it). Alternatively, with a relatively modest investment in equipment, you can
orders of magnitudes for a wide range of powers and frequencies.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The goal of this seminar is to demonstrate how to achieve practical, efficient
                                                                                                        first get a reasonable estimate of the conducted and radiated emissions                                                 Dr Giorgia Longobardi is currently a JSPS Fellow at Kyutech,
                                                                                                        level, and then, with very little more equipment, begin to track down the ori-                                          Japan. From 2010 to 2017 she has been working on modelling,          and reliable operation of WBG devices in high-frequency high-power switch-
Introduction: Issues & Standards                                                                                                                                                                                                characterization, and simulations of GaN power devices at Cam-       ing circuits, by:
                                                                                                        gins.
DM in Control                                                                                                                                                                                                                   bridge University, where she received the PhD in 2014. She is co-
   Resistive, inductive & capacitive coupling reduction.                                                                                                                                                                        founder of Cambridge GaN Devices Ltd.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     1. Understanding the fundamental principles of operation, benefits and
                                                                                                        Conducted EMI is measured with a LISN (Line Impedance Stabilization Net-
   Reduction by ground planes.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          limitations of WBG devices.
                                                                                                        work) on each power input, and with these can be measured yourself with a
DM in Power & Filters Design                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         2. Apprising effectiveness of simulation and modelling techniques,
                                                                                                        spectrum analyzer, a tunable voltmeter, or even an oscilloscope with an FFT
   Switching power supply sequence as EMI source.                                                                                                                                                                               Edgar Ayerbe graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in          and other design tools available.
                                                                                                        (fast Fourier transform) capability. However, this measurement is the vector
   Calculation of Disturbances from transistors & diodes.                                                                                                                                                                       1995 and has since worked for a number of leading businesses in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     3. Test circuits and measurement systems that achieve performance required
                                                                                                        sum of common (longitudinal) and differential (transverse) mode currents,                                               the semiconductor industry. He joined CREE in 2011 and is cur-
   Measurement by L.I.S.N. and Spectrum Analyzer.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        for proper evaluation.
                                                                                                        which are generated by completely different phenomena. A transformer cir-                                               rently involved in marketing and simulation modelling of their SiC
   DM Filter calculation, Design of L, C & R components.                                                                                                                                                                        MOSFETs.                                                             4. Examining test waveforms and analysing circuit behaviour.
                                                                                                        cuit will be presented which can simultaneously separate the LISN outputs
   Some MHz perturbations evaluations. Reduction means.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Comparison between power devices.
                                                                                                        into mutually isolated common and normal mode currents, allowing their
CM in Control                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5. Designing circuits that achieve an optimum price / performance point.
                                                                                                        sources to be tracked down individually. Typical sources of both will be de-
   Between PCBs & between Cabinets. Electric & Optics.
                                                                                                        scribed, and methods to minimize each presented.
   CM parasitic coupling calculation and reduction.                                                                                                                                                     Content
   Wiring & Layout evolution form »Star« to »Net«.                                                                                                                                                      The presentation will start with a high-level overview of GaN and SiC transis-
                                                                                                        The instructor has found that radiated noise is almost invariably generated
CM in Power & Filters Design                                                                                                                                                                            tors; device structures and characteristics; the advantages they offer over
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Who should attend?
                                                                                                        by common mode currents in the input (and/or output) power lines, using                                                                                                                      The presentation is aimed at all levels of listener, starting with material to engage the novice,
   Calculation of Disturbances from CM capacitances.                                                                                                                                                    conventional Silicon; the applications and markets that can benefit from
                                                                                                        these lines as a radiating antenna. »Exceptions« can occur with: common                                                                                                                      through to detailed technical material for the accomplished engineer. The aim is to get listen-
   Heatsinks, transformers, screens, electric machines stators.                                                                                                                                         these power devices; and industry trends and emerging technologies. [Geoff                   ers of all abilities to the point where they can understand WBG devices and successfully test
                                                                                                        mode currents on other lines, such as control or communication lines; normal
   Measurement. CM Filter calculation.                                                                                                                                                                  Haynes]                                                                                      their own circuits.
                                                                                                        mode currents on widely separated input or output power lines; or (rarely) di-
   Leakage current constraint. CM coupled inductance design.
                                                                                                        rect radiation form an unenclosed power converter.
EMC Commutation Control of Power Semiconductors                                                                                                                                                         We will then delve into the technical details of GaN power transistors, focus-
   Tuning as a trade-off between switching losses & EMC.                                                                                                                                                ing on the most promising normally-off technologies. We will cover the main
                                                                                                        The sources of these currents are largely the same as for conducted EMI and,
   Control of di/dt and dv/dt front edges by gate drive.                                                                                                                                                engineering challenges that are faced by engineers using GaN devices today,
                                                                                                        to some extent, can be found from the separated LISN outputs, but HF cur-
   Gate drive circuit designs for MOS and IGBTs.                                                                                                                                                        including the effects of circuit parasitics and device packaging. Reliability is-
                                                                                                        rent transformers are better suited to this task due to the high frequencies
Radiations Reduction                                                                                                                                                                                    sues occurring when GaN transistors are subject to high voltage stress will
                                                                                                        which may be involved. Suitable constructions of current transformers for
   Examples of emissions of Electric & Magnetic Fields.                                                                                                                                                 be then discussed and the available device level solutions to such issues will
                                                                                                        common and normal mode currents will be described.
   Fields measurements and reduction.                                                                                                                                                                   be presented. We will conclude this section by looking at simulation model-
   Neighbor Field & Far Field identification. Examples.                                                                                                                                                 ling and tools. [Giorgia Longobardi]
   Wiring, grounding, shielding, packaging.                                                             Who should attend?
                                                                                                        This seminar is directed towards the engineer, technologist or technician who needs to locate
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Next we will look at the details of SiC power MOSFETs, the various compet-
                                                                                                        sources of EMI in a switching power converter so that, once found, they can be remedied.
Who should attend?                                                                                                                                                                                      ing structures used for these devices, manufacturing processes, and compare
This course is targeted towards engineers, students or project managers, who design, specify,                                                                                                           the advantages of each approach from different manufacturers.
simulate, tune, or integrate high frequency power supplies, converters, EMC filters, electric ma-
chines, and intelligent motion, for high efficiency conversion, low global cost and high reliability.
Conference Program - 6 Seminars 9 Tutorials Over 300 presentations - PCIM Europe
Seminars Sunday, 3 June 2018, 14:00 – 17:30                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       10 | 11

Venue: Arvena Park Hotel Nuremberg, Görlitzer Str. 51, 90473 Nuremberg

Seminar 4                                                                                        Seminar 5                                                                                        Seminar 6                                                                                   Finally, cooling methods and mechanical design considerations for robust-
Modern Magnetic Technologies for High Efficiency and High                                        Functional Safety - an Introduction for Inverter and Servo Drive                                 Design of Magnetic Components for High Power Converters                                     ness and acoustic noise reduction are discussed.
Power Density                                                                                    Developers                                                                                       Tomás Pagá, Enerdrive, Switzerland
Ionel Dan Jitaru, Rompower, USA                                                                  Jens Onno Krah, Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Germany                                                                                                                              Fields of application:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        About the instructor
                            About the instructor                                                                             About the instructor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tomás Pagá received his B.S and M.S. degrees from Simón                  Grid Connected Converters
                            Ionel Dan Jitaru is the founder of Rompower Inc., later Ascom                                                                                                                               Bolívar University in Caracas, Venezuela in 1994 and 1999
                                                                                                                             Prof. Jens Onno Krah studied electrical engineering at the Ber-                                                                                                        - Solar Inverters
                            Rompower Inc. and Delta Energy Systems (Arizona) Inc., an inter-                                                                                                                            respectively. He was university professor and consultant in the
                                                                                                                             gische Universität Wuppertal and received his doctorate in 1993                                                                                                        - Wind Generators
                            nationally recognized engineering firm in the field of power con-                                                                                                                           energy and oil industry. From 2001, has been Power Electronics
                                                                                                                             from Prof. Holtz in the field of electric machine and drive re-
                            version. Presently he is the president of Rompower Energy                                                                                                                                   Converter Designer for industry, railway and renewable energy               - UPS and energy storage systems
                                                                                                                             search. Until February 2004 he was Technical Director responsi-
                            Systems Inc., an advance development company in Power Con-                                       ble for the development of Kollmorgen Servo Drives. Since 2004
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        applications. Currently he works as High-Power Electronics               Electrical Drives
                            version Field. He has published 54 papers wherein several of                                                                                                                                consultant at ENERDRIVE GmbH in Zurich, for manufacturers of
                                                                                                                             Prof. Krah has been teaching control technology, motion control,                                                                                                       - Traction Drives
                            them have received the best paper award, and held 46 profes-                                                                                                                                multi-megawatt, wind energy and industrial drives power convert-
                                                                                                                             FPGA-based digital signal processing and functional safety at the                                                                                                      - Lifts and cranes
                            sional seminars at different International Conferences in the                                                                                                                               ers. His research interests include high power electronics convert-
                                                                                                                             TH Köln. The research focus is on the development of robust,
                            power conversion Mr. Jitaru has pioneered several trends in                                                                                                                                 ers, magnetic components modeling and design, power                      Isolated Grid Supplies
                                                                                                                             safety-related and energy-efficient inverter control with program-
                            power conversion technologies such as »PWM Soft switching«,                                      mable hardware.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        electronics cooling and grid integration.                                   - Railway Auxiliary Converters
                            »Full integrated multilayer PCB Magnetic«, »Synchronized rectifi-                                                                                                                                                                                                       - UPS systems
                            cation« and recently »True Soft Switching technologies« wherein                                                                                                       Content
                                                                                                 Content
                            the primary switchers turn on at zero voltage and the secondary
                                                                                                 Functional safety is increasingly requested for drives. Safe Torque Off (STO)                    Filter chokes and transformers for high power converters, ranging from hun-
                            switchers turn off at zero current. Some of these technologies                                                                                                                                                                                                    Program:
                                                                                                 is now standard on many frequency inverters and servo drives. Safe motion                        dreds to thousands of kW, are commonly one of the most costly and difficult
                            have been covered by 62 intellectual properties wherein 29 are                                                                                                                                                                                                       Field of application
                            granted patents.                                                     and safety related field buses are an increasing demand. The technical basics                    components to design. Desired electrical performance and tight restrictions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Magnetic design basic concepts
                                                                                                 of functional safety are explained in the seminar:                                               in weight, volume and cooling represent a challenging compromise for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Design case
Content                                                                                                                                                                                           designer. In this seminar we address topics from how to specify the compo-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Analytical calculation
This seminar will present a comprehensive overview of the modern magnetic                                                                                                                         nents for outsourcing to how to get deep inside the detailed design. Refer-
                                                                                                   E xplanation of Safety Keywords                                                                                                                                                              Finite Element modeling
technologies presently used in power conversion and new trends in magnetics                                                                                                                       ences, test results and failure examples from real cases are presented. The
                                                                                                    Mean Time To Fail (MTTF), Failure In Time (FIT), Safe Failure Fraction                                                                                                                       Interaction with the PE converter
aimed to address the new demands in power conversion. In the quest for                                                                                                                            seminar will be based on a design case, where the main design problems for
                                                                                                    (SFF), Diagnostic Coverage (DC), Fail Safe -Fail Operational, Fault Exclusion                                                                                                                High frequency losses estimation
higher power densities and higher efficiency magnetic technologies were                                                                                                                           each step will be addressed. Analytic, Finite Element Method and Circuit
                                                                                                    Category, Performance Level (PL), Safety Integrity Level (SIL)                                                                                                                               Additional losses
forced to adapt and then new magnetic structures were developed.                                                                                                                                  Simulation tools will be used during the design. Losses calculation and mea-
                                                                                                    Safe Digital Input                                                                                                                                                                          Simulation and measurement methods for validation
                                                                                                     Testing, calculation of FIT, DC and SFF                                                      suring are treated in detail. Losses produced by the switching high frequency
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Cooling and mechanical design topics
The seminar will start by presenting several key characteristics of magnetic                                                                                                                      components are often miscalculated resulting in poor thermal performance.
                                                                                                  	 Safe Digital Output
transformers such as leakage inductance, stray inductance, inter-winding and                                                                                                                      High frequency losses curves of laminated magnetic steel are commonly not
                                                                                                     Testing, calculation of FIT, DC and SFF
intra-winding capacitances and their impact in power conversion performance.                                                                                                                      available from the suppliers, so the designer faces with the need of high fre-              Who should attend?
                                                                                                     Safe Torque OFF (STO)
Methods of measuring and controlling these parasitic elements are also pre-                                                                                                                       quency losses measuring methods. Losses measurement error sources, like                     Engineers and project managers involved on the design, specification and integration of
                                                                                                      Basic techniques to implement STO
sented. Furthermore, it will present the most suitable magnetic technology for                                                                                                                    low power factor and angle errors, are explained in detail and methods to                   transformers and inductors for high power electronics converters. High power electronics
                                                                                                      Safe Brake Control (SBC)                                                                                                                                                                converter designers.
different topologies designed to enhance the efficiency and power density.                                                                                                                        overcome those issues will be discussed. Additional sources of losses due to
                                                                                                  	  Safety Related Fieldbus Technology                                                                                                                                                      Magnetic components, inductors and transformers, designers and manufacturers.
                                                                                                      Black Channel, Cyclic Redundancy Check                                                      winding resistance, skin/proximity effect and fringe flux on the air-gaps will
A chapter is dedicated to quasi integrated and integrated magnetics and meth-                                                                                                                     also be addressed. Finite Element modelling of high frequency winding
                                                                                                      PROFIsafe, FSoE
ods of calculating and simulating such structures. Magnetic structures                                                                                                                            losses will be used for the analysis.
                                                                                                      Safety Related Motor Feedback
wherein two independent power trains are placed on the same standard mag-
                                                                                                       2 Feedback devices
netic core without interference will also be presented. Magnetic technologies
                                                                                                       Analog interface: Sin-Cos Encoder, Resolver
for specific applications such very high current will be presented together with
                                                                                                       Digital Interface: Single-Turn, Multi-Turn
experimental results.
                                                                                                       EnDAT 2.2, SCS open link, Hiperface DSL
                                                                                                  	   Safe Motion
A chapter is dedicated to models for simulating the magnetics in a circuit
                                                                                                       Safe Limited Speed (SLS), Safe Limited Position (SLP), etc.
using Spice. Another chapter is presenting magnetics for wireless power with
                                                                                                       Safe Logic, Environment Requirements
very high efficency exeeding 97%. The seminar will also show some present
                                                                                                        Power Supply
and future trends in magnetics for higher frequency operation.
                                                                                                        Clock, Voltage and Temperature Monitoring
                                                                                                        Safe Logic Implementation
A chapter will be dedicated to the new trends in magnetic technology for very
                                                                                                         Redundancy, Diversity
high efficiency applications. These new magnetic technologies are compatible
                                                                                                         Dual CPU, Lockstep CPU, FPGA
with the latest technologies in power conversion aimed at very high efficiency
                                                                                                         Watchdog, Build In Self-Test (BIST), Self-Test Library (STL), Error Correc-
and very high power density. The seminar will address different applications
                                                                                                         tion Code (ECC)
ranging from very high density and very high efficiency AC-DC power adapters
                                                                                                         FIT Estimation
to the multiple KW DC-DC converters and Power Factor Correction modules.
The presentation will be highlighted with design guidance, design example
and experimental results, such as 99.6% efficiency transformer for 99% effi-                     Who should attend?
ciency DC-DC Converters.                                                                         This seminar is intended for designers and engineers involved in frequency inverter and servo
                                                                                                 drive design. It assumes a working knowledge of electrical engineering basics and a familiar-
                                                                                                 ity with inverter design principles. Knowledge of functional safety is not required.
Who should attend?
This course is designed for magnetic engineers, power conversion engineers and technical
managers who are involved in state-of-art power conversion. The participants will get familiar
with the latest advancement in magnetics in power conversion aimed to increase the perfor-
mance and reduce the total cost.
Conference Program - 6 Seminars 9 Tutorials Over 300 presentations - PCIM Europe
Tutorials Monday, 4 June 2018, 09:00 – 17:00                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         12 | 13

Venue: Arvena Park Hotel Nuremberg, Görlitzer Str. 51, 90473 Nuremberg

Tutorial 1                                                                                 The tutorial will present also the impact of intelligent power processing in                        T he tutorial delivers important competencies allowing the professional de-                    Introduction: Examples of issues.
Modern Soft Switching Technologies                                                         optimizing the efficiency and even in converting a traditional hard switching                        sign, rating and implementation of multilevel converter based systems. The
Ionel Dan Jitaru, Rompower, USA                                                            topology into a soft switching topology.                                                             main focus is put on 3- and 5-Level topologies but higher level concepts will                     Lines & Wiring Design
                                                                                                                                                                                                also be explained.                                                                                   - Propagation process on lines: energies, impedance & speed
                       About the instructor                                                The presentation will be highlighted with design examples and experimental                         	In order to give a system-oriented design overview the following topics                              - Clean power propagation, or filtering, or oscillatory reflections
                       Ionel Dan Jitaru is the founder of Rompower Inc., later Ascom       results such as 99%+ efficiency PFC with power densities above 1000W/in3,                            will be covered:                                                                                     - Design bifilar, coaxial, and strip lines accordingly
                       Rompower Inc. and Delta Energy Systems (Arizona) Inc., an inter-
                                                                                           and 99% efficiency isolated DC-DC Converters.                                                        O
                                                                                                                                                                                                 verview on multilevel topologies                                                                   - Examples: busbars, modules, spot welder, radiology, Ethernet
                       nationally recognized engineering firm in the field of power con-
                       version. Presently he is the president of Rompower Energy                                                                                                              	Introduction to their basic functionality                                                         Capacitors & Windings Design
                       Systems Inc., an advance development company in Power Con-                                                                                                             	3- and 5-Level converters                                                                            - Capacitors sizing, & shape for clean HF propagation
                                                                                           Who should attend?
                       version Field. He has published 54 papers wherein several of                                                                                                             M
                                                                                                                                                                                                 odular multilevel converters (MMC)                                                                 - Transformers, inductors & electric machines stators sizing
                       them have received the best paper award, and held 46 profes-        This course is designed for power conversion engineers, magnetic engineers and technical
                                                                                           managers who are involved in state-of-art power conversion. The participants will get familiar     	Design aspects and features of multilevel converters:                                                - HF propagation process in windings, as DM & CM
                       sional seminars at different International Conferences in the
                       power conversion Mr. Jitaru has pioneered several trends in         with the latest advancement in topologies, control and magnetics in power conversion aimed              - Component design                                                                                - Simulation: Spice; Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD)
                       power conversion technologies such as »PWM Soft switching«,         to increase the performance and reduce the total cost.                                                  - Semiconductor losses and modulation                                                             - Propagation delays calculation. Shapes for clean design
                       »Full integrated multilayer PCB Magnetic«, »Synchronized rectifi-                                                                                                           - Voltage balancing                                                                               - HF equivalent schematics. Proximity effect and optimization
                       cation« and recently »True Soft Switching technologies« wherein
                                                                                                                                                                                                   - Fault management, redundancy, filter design                                                  HF Converters Design
                       the primary switchers turn on at zero voltage and the secondary     Tutorial 2
                       switchers turn off at zero current. Some of these technologies                                                                                                         	Application examples                                                                                 - Topology choice from flyback, forward, bridge, to ZVS & ZCS
                                                                                           Design of Multilevel Converter Systems                                                                                                                                                                    - Examples: photovoltaic, PFC, computer, induction heating, HiFi
                       have been covered by 62 intellectual properties wherein 29 are
                       granted patents.                                                    Marc Hiller, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany                                                                                                                                                   - SMD commutation loop
Conference Program - 6 Seminars 9 Tutorials Over 300 presentations - PCIM Europe
Tutorials Monday, 4 June 2018, 09:00 – 17:00                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           14 | 15

Venue: Arvena Park Hotel Nuremberg, Görlitzer Str. 51, 90473 Nuremberg

Tutorial 4                                                                                     6. Current Prediction                                                                                 Topology-dependent Power Losses                                                             A good PCB layout for low EMI is a technically demanding design task, ide-
High Performance Control of Power Converters                                                      Modeling the Plant                                                                                   - DC / DC-converter                                                                       ally performed by one versed in the physics and visualization of electric and
Christian Peter Dick, Jens Onno Krah, Cologne University of Applied Sciences,                     Smith Predictor                                                                                      - DC / AC-converter                                                                       magnetic fields. Unfortunately, PCB layout is increasingly performed by
Germany                                                                                           Current Observer                                                                                     - Load Cycles                                                                             someone trained only in the use of layout software, where arbitrary compo-
                                                                                               7. Parameter Tuning                                                                                     - Calculation of heat sink                                                                nent placement and the use of auto-routing of conductor traces can be
                       About the instructors                                                      Theoretical background                                                                             Device Induced Electromagnetic Disturbance                                                  deadly to EMI performance.
                       Christian P. Dick studied Electrical Engineering at RWTH Aachen            Parameter estimation                                                                                 - Parasitics
                       University, Germany, where he also received his PhD degree. Be-
                                                                                               8. Conclusion and Future Trends                                                                         - Oscillations in Power Modules                                                           The tutorial will begin with physical demonstrations of energy coupling by
                       ginning of 2011 he joined SMA Solar Technology AG as director for
                       advance development of solar converters up to 20kW. He is now                                                                                                               	Special Topics of Application                                                               changing magnetic and electric fields to aid in the comprehension of EMI
                       professor for power electronics and electrical drives at Cologne                                                                                                              Consideration of special problems and questions of participants, for example:               generation. A full set of tutorial notes will be provided, but some subjects
                                                                                               Who should attend?
                       University of Applied Sciences. His main research interests are                                                                                                                 - Parallel/series connection of power devices                                             maybe gone over lightly or even skipped due to the limited time.
                       resonant converters with focus on magnetics, and the large-scale        This tutorial will be especially valuable for engineers and PhD’s who address the following
                                                                                               control aspects:                                                                                        - Special effects in ZVS/ZCS topologies
                       utilization of renewable energy.
                                                                                                  Digital Motion Control                                                                               - Special problems related to new device technologies                                     Questions and comments from attendees are strongly encouraged.
                       Prof. Jens Onno Krah studied electrical engineering at the Ber-            Mains Control, including PFC                                                                         - Short-circuit ruggedness of IGBTs and SiC MOSFETs
                       gische Universität Wuppertal and received his doctorate in 1993
                                                                                                  High-Bandwidth Sensor Circuitry including Robust Signal Transmission                                                                                                                           Topics include:
                       from Prof. Holtz in the field of electric machine and drive research.
                                                                                                  Modulation Techniques                                                                                                                                                                            Definition of EMI, and how it is measured
                       Until February 2004 he was Technical Director responsible for the                                                                                                          Who should attend?
                       development of Kollmorgen Servo Drives. Since 2004 Prof. Krah              Controller Implementation using FPGA                                                                                                                                                             How EMI is generated by changing voltages and currents
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Engineers designing converters equipped with fast power semiconductors like Si/SiC MOS-
                       has been teaching control technology, motion control, FPGA-based           Controls-Related Novel Converter Issues like Wide-Bandgap Devices                               FETs, IGBTs and diodes having basic knowledge in power devices and power converters.             Magnetic field coupling from a current loop to a pickup loop
                       digital signal processing and functional safety at the TH Köln. The                                                                                                                                                                                                         Electric field coupling from one surface to another
                       research focus is on the development of robust, safety-related and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Illustration of energy coupling through changing electric and magnetic fields
                       energy-efficient inverter control with programmable hardware.
                                                                                               Tutorial 5                                                                                         Tutorial 6                                                                                       Why EMI is so hard to prevent; a »parts per trillion« phenomena
Content                                                                                        Advanced System Design with Ultra-Fast Si/SiC/GaN Power                                            Switchmode Printed Circuit Board Design and Layout for Low EMI                                   »Switching Cells« as the principal source of EMI
Utilizing power electronic based converter technology is a key approach to                     Semiconductor Devices                                                                              Bruce Carsten, Bruce Carsten Associates, USA                                                     Conductive shielding of Magnetic Fields
build energy efficient solutions. Due to the innovation cycles of the semicon-                 Tobias Reimann, ISLE Steuerungstechnik und Leistungselektronik, Germany
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Faraday shielding of Electric Fields
ductor suppliers the size and the cost of the more and more complex inverter                   Thomas Basler, Infineon Technologies, Germany                                                                                About the instructor                                                   The many benefits of a Ground Plane (expanded from last year)
systems is not increasing. However, especially the new fast switching wide                                                                                                                                                  Bruce Carsten has 48 years of design and development experience        Layout of switching cells as a »macro« or »component«, which can be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            in switchmode power converters at frequencies from 20 kHz to 1
bandgap devices (SiC & GaN) are challenging the control hardware. The ad-                                                  About the instructors                                                                                                                                                    moved but not pulled apart
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            MHz. In 1982 he designed a 48 Vdc, 200 A, 50 kHz natural convec-
vanced control architectures are covered by discussing algorithms and possi-                                               Tobias Reimann received 1994 his PhD from the Technische Uni-                                    tion cooled switchmode telecom rectifier which met the FCC Class        Locating sources of EMI with H-field and E-field probes
ble implementations using μC, DSP and FPGA technology. Robust controller                                                   versität Ilmenau in the field of power semiconductor applications                                A requirements for conducted and radiated emissions. His tutorial
                                                                                                                           for hard and soft switching converters. In 1994 he was one of the                                targets the practicing design engineer, and emphasize an intuitive
designs with well-defined set up procedures or reliable self-tuning algo-                                                  founders of the company ISLE GmbH which is engaged in system                                     understanding of phenomena involved.                                 Who should attend?
rithms can help to use these innovations utilizing a reasonable set-up time.                                               development for power electronics and electrical drives. He is re-                                                                                                    This tutorial is directed largely towards the switchmode design engineer who is either directly
                                                                                                                           sponsible for the operational business of this company. In addition,   Content                                                                                        involved in PCB layout, or needs to direct and assist layout technicians. However, the tutorial
1. Converter Design Basics                                                                                                 since July 2009 he is Professor for Industrial Electronics at Tech-                                                                                                   will also be of some value to layout software users without an engineering background.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Although related to previous comprehensive EMI seminar versions by the in-
                                                                                                                           nische Universität Ilmenau. Prof. Reimann is a member of scien-
    IGBT, MOSFET, SiC                                                                                                      tific board of »Thuringian Center of Excellence in Mobility            structor, the focus of this new tutorial is on the physical design and layout of
    State-machine based dead time generation                                                                               (ThIMo)« at Technische Universität Ilmenau in the field of automo-     a PCB to minimize Electromagnetic Interference (EMI). A great deal of
    2-Level / 3-Level Inverter - including Energy Efficiency Classes                                                       tive electronics.                                                      switchmode EMI can be produced or avoided in the layout and construction
    Gate driver basics                                                                                                                                                                            of a Printed Circuit Board (PCB), and EMI from a poor layout is usually very
                                                                                                                           Thomas Basler received his Diploma in Electrical Engineering from
2. Inverter Modulation Techniques                                                                                          Chemnitz University of Technology in 2009. His Diploma thesis          difficult to fix without a redesign. This tutorial contains extracts from the
    Single Phase Modulator                                                                                                 was on the robustness of power diodes. Between 2009 and 2013           original tutorials, but focuses on the printed circuit board, including the mag-
    Pulse Width vs. Pulse Frequency Modulation                                                                             he was a member of the scientific staff at the Chair of Power Elec-    netic and electric shielding benefits of ground planes, and the use of
    2-Level / 3-Level SVM                                                                                                  tronics and Electromagnetic Compatibility at Chemnitz University
                                                                                                                                                                                                  »switching cell macros« to assist in a low EMI layout. New material for this
                                                                                                                           of Technology. At the beginning of 2014 he received his PhD. His
3. Analog to Digital Conversion                                                                                            thesis is about short-circuit and surge-current ruggedness of          tutorial illustrates the significant magnetic field reduction above and behind
    Sigma-Delta DAC versus R-2R DAC and PWM                                                                                IGBTs and was supervised by Prof. Dr. Josef Lutz. 2014 he joined       a PCB with a ground plane.
    Sigma-Delta Modulation                                                                                                 Infineon Technologies AG, Neubiberg, Germany, where he works
    Sinc³ decimation filtering                                                                                             on the development of SiC MOSFETs, diodes and Si IGBTs.

    Efficient FIR implementations, Demonstration, Examples                                     Content
4. Current Sensing                                                                                Fast Power Devices / Modules / Reliability
    Transducer versus shunt                                                                         -N ew developments in fast power devices (SiC/Si MOSFETs, IGBTs,
    Synchronous sampling                                                                              GaN devices, freewheeling diodes)
    Aliasing, EMI suppression                                                                       - Device design, properties and suitable applications
    2 vs. 3 current probes in 3~ Loads                                                              -R eliability topics of (new) devices, e.g. gate oxide, dynamic Ron,
5. Current Control                                                                                    cosmic ray ruggedness
    Hysteresis Control                                                                              - Power module layouts and optimal design for low inductivity
    Sampling Control                                                                                - Thermal mismatch, thermal stress, power cycling capability
    Synchronous Control (FOC): Clarke, Park, decoupling                                           Drive and Protection
    Hybrid control                                                                                  - Principles, technical realizations
    (single-phase) PLL                                                                              - Special driver requirements for fast power devices (Si, SiC, GaN)
    Dead-Time Compensation                                                                          - Failure modes, failure detection
    Special Controls: Flyback, resonant LLC
Conference Program - 6 Seminars 9 Tutorials Over 300 presentations - PCIM Europe
Tutorials Monday, 4 June 2018, 09:00 – 17:00                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              16 | 17

Venue: Arvena Park Hotel Nuremberg, Görlitzer Str. 51, 90473 Nuremberg

Tutorial 7                                                                                         Tutorial 8                                                                                         Introduction to reliability basics                                                            Content
Reliability of Si and SiC Power Devices and Packages                                               Reliability Engineering in Power Electronics Systems                                                  - Reliability basics, Weibull distribution, Failure rates, Bx lifetime, Reli-             Developments in power semiconductor devices naturally lead to higher fre-
Josef Lutz, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany                                             Frede Blaabjerg, Francesco Iannuzzo, Huai Wang, Aalborg University, Denmark                              ability block diagrams                                                                  quency operation in the host circuit and this in turn means smaller magnetic
                                                                                                                                                                                                         - Concepts of FMEA, HALT, CALT, Six sigma design, etc.                                     components. The advent of GaN and SiC devices has accelerated the movement
                            About the instructor                                                                           About the instructor                                                          - Mission profiles and case studies                                                        to resonant circuits for power conversion. High frequency operation of mag-
                            Josef Lutz joined Semikron Electronics, Nuremberg, Germany in                                  Frede Blaabjerg is currently a Professor with the Department of            Reliability prediction of power electronic converters – case studies                          netic components means that additional losses occur: skin effect, proximity ef-
                            1983. First he worked in the development of GTO Thyristors, then                               Energy Technology and the Director of Center of Reliable Power                                                                                                           fect in windings and fringing effect around air-gaps. This tutorial will address
                                                                                                                                                                                                         - Six-step system-level reliability prediction approach for power elec-
                            in the field of fast recovery diodes. He introduced the Controlled                             Electronics (CORPE), Aalborg University, Denmark. He has inten-
                                                                                                                                                                                                            tronic converters                                                                       all of these effects offering both analysis and practical solutions to mitigate any
                            Axial Lifetime (CAL) diode. Since August 2001 he is Professor for                              sive research work on power electronics and its applications in
                            Power Electronics and Electromagnetic Compatibility at the Chem-                               motor drives, wind turbines, PV systems, harmonics, and the reli-             -R  eliability prediction for model based power electronic converter design               losses that arise.Losses for both sinusoidal and non-sinusoidal operation will be
                            nitz University of Technology, Germany. His main fields of research                            ability of power electronic systems. He has held more than 300                - CORPE Design for Reliability and Robust (DfR2) tool platform for case                   covered.
                            are ruggedness and reliability of power devices. He is involved in                             lectures national and international, most of them in the last de-
                                                                                                                                                                                                            studies
                            several national and international research projects regarding reli-                           cade are invited and as keynotes at conferences, covering various
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Condition monitoring and active thermal control for improved reliability                      This tutorial is based on a textbook authored by the speakers: TRANSFORMERS
                            ability of IGBTs and wide bandgap devices. He is one of the au-                                topics on power electronics, including the reliability. He has con-
                            thors of the book »Semiconductor Power Devices – Physics,                                      tributed more than 350 journal papers. Among other awards, Dr.                - Basics ideas and control freedoms                                                       AND INDUCTORS FOR POWER ELECTRONICS: Theory, Design and Applications,
                            Characteristics, Reliability«, published by Springer 2011.                                     Blaabjerg received the IEEE William E. Newell Power Electronics               - Thermal measurement and monitoring                                                      Wiley, 2013.
                                                                                                                           Award in 2014.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         - Control under normal operations of converter
Content
                                                                                                                                                                                                         - Control under severe and abnormal conditions                                            Outline of the Tutorial
Focus is on thermal problems and other lifetime-limiting mechanisms in                                                     Francesco Iannuzzo is currently a Professor of Reliable Power Elec-
                                                                                                                           tronics at the Aalborg University, Denmark, and CORPE (Center of           Abnormal condition testing basics for power electronic components                                Introduction
power devices, aspects going from Si to SiC are considered.
                                                                                                                           Reliable Power Electronics). His research interests are in the field          - Impact of severe and abnormal events on the reliability performances                    The introduction covers the fundamental concepts of magnetic components
                                                                                                                           of reliability of power devices, including against cosmic rays,                                                                                                          that serve to underpin the later sections.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         - Basic of instabilities and related phenomena
1. Basic architecture of Si and SiC power modules and discrete packages                                                    power device failure modelling and testing of power modules
                                                                                                                                                                                                         - Instabilities during short circuit of IGBTs                                                Inductor Design
2. Materials, substrates and interconnection technologies                                                                  under extreme conditions. He has contributed more than 160
                                                                                                                           journal and conference papers in the field. Prof. Iannuzzo was the            - Non-destructive testing technique and setups                                            In Section I, the design rules for inductor design are established and examples
3. Heat transport, thermal resistance, thermal impedance, cooling methods
                                                                                                                           Technical Chair in two editions of ESREF, the European Sympo-              Future Research Opportunities in Reliability of Power Electronics                             of different types of inductors are given. The single coil inductor, be it in air or
4. Temperature determination                                                                                               sium on Reliability and Failure analysis, and is the ESREF 2018                                                                                                          with a ferromagnetic core or substrate, is the energy storage device for mag-
    Virtual junction temperature: Definition, measurement                                                                  general chair.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Interdisciplinary efforts and opportunities ahead                                                netic fields. A special example is the inductor in a flyback converter, since it
    Temperature sensitive electrical parameters in Si, SiC, GaN
                                                                                                                           Huai Wang is currently an Associate Professor with the Center of                                                                                                         has more than one coil. Examples include: forward, flyback, pushpull and LLC
5. Fatigue processes, fatigue detection, related tests
                                                                                                                           Reliable Power Electronics (CORPE), Aalborg University, Denmark.                                                                                                         resonant converters; filter chokes. Examples with both distributed and discrete
6. Power cycling as main method to determine package related lifetime                                                      His research addresses the fundamental challenges in modelling          Who should attend?                                                                               gaps will be presented.
    expectation                                                                                                            and validation of power electronic component failure mechanisms,        Engineers or researchers in power electronics design and testing with interest in improving
    Experimental setup, test strategies                                                                                    and application issues in system-level predictability, circuit archi-   reliability performance. Beginners as well as experienced engineers are both welcome. Focus
                                                                                                                           tecture, and robustness design, and condition monitoring. Prof.         is more on the reliability engineering including testing and modelling aspects from compo-           Transformer Design
    Test according to the German automotive standard LV 324
                                                                                                                           Wang received the IEEE PELS Richard.                                    nents to system level.                                                                           Section II deals with the general design methodology for transformers. Particu-
    New methods for state-of-health analysis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    lar emphasis is placed on modern circuits where non-sinusoidal waveforms are
7. Empirical models for lifetime prediction                                                        Content
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    encountered and power factor calculations for non-sinusoidal waveforms are
    LESIT model, CIPS 2008 model                                                                   In many mission-critical applications of energy conversions such as renew-
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Tutorial 9                                                                                       covered. Optimised design for core and winding losses will be fully covered tak-
    Application of available models, limits, work on new models                                    ables, industry, electric vehicles, and aircrafts, etc., power electronics should
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Magnetic Components - The Key to Future Power Electronic                                         ing into account the additional losses at high frequency. Examples include: for-
    Special aspects with SiC devices                                                               be extremely reliable and robust to avoid high cost of failures. In order to meet
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Circuits                                                                                         ward, pushpull and resonant converters.
    Special aspects with discrete packages                                                         this challenging requirement, there is an ongoing paradigm shift in this field
    First results with GaN devices                                                                 from the statistics-based assessment to the physic-of-failures based analysis.                  William Gerard Hurley, Werner Hugo Wölfle, National University of Ireland, Ireland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        High Frequency Design
8. Improved technologies and future trends for increased lifetime expectation                      In this shift, the stress and strength models of the power electronics systems
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             About the instructors                                                  There is an inverse relationship between the size of a transformer and its fre-
    Diffusion sintering, Diffusion soldering                                                       need to be accurately built, and both factors are closely related to the operating
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             William Gerard Hurley received the B.E. degree in Electrical Engi-     quency of operation. However, losses increase at high frequency. There is skin
    Improved bond wires                                                                            conditions or mission profiles of the whole systems. These mission profiles will                                          neering from the National University of Ireland, Cork in 1974, the     effect loss and proximity effect loss in the windings due to the non-uniform dis-
    Improved substrates                                                                            involve multi-disciplinary knowledge and new engineering approaches for the                                               M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts In-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    tribution of the current in the conductors. The core loss increases due to the
9. Gate oxide reliability in Si and SiC                                                            design of reliability performances.                                                                                       stitute of Technology, Cambridge MA, in 1976 and the PhD degree
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             at the National University of Ireland, Galway in 1988. He worked       eddy currents circulating in the magnetic core and due to hysteresis. General
10. Some aspects on cosmic ray reliability
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             for Honeywell Controls and Ontario Hydro in Canada from 1977 to        rules are established for optimising the design of windings under various exci-
    Cosmic ray sources                                                                             In this tutorial, the paradigm shifts in reliability research on power electronics                                        1983. He has been at the National University of Ireland, Galway        tation and operating conditions. A new robust and simplified approach to high
    Failure pattern                                                                                as well as some reliability engineering concepts are first introduced. Afterwards                                         since 1991. He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE. He received the IEEE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    frequency losses will be presented to optimise the winding design. Losses that
    Failure mechanism                                                                              some basics about reliability engineering are presented, followed by a specific                                           Power Electronics Society Middlebrook Technical Achievement
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Award in 2013 and was appointed Distinguished Lecturer of the          result from fringing effect of the magnetic field around an air-gap will be cov-
    Comparison SiC devices and Si devices                                                          section on abnormal condition testing, and another one on condition monitoring
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             IEEE for 2014-2017. He has co-authored a text book on magnetic         ered. The use of litz wire for mitigating skin and proximity effects will be
                                                                                                   and active thermal control. Based on these results, a series of new modelling                                             component design for power electronics.                                treated. The application of interleaving to reduce proximity effects will be ex-
                                                                                                   and control concepts are given to evaluate/improve the reliability performances
Who should attend?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  plained.
                                                                                                   of power electronics systems considering mission profiles with several exam-                                              Werner Hugo Wölfle graduated from the University of Stuttgart in
Engineers in design of converters with IGBTs and SiC devices with interest in reliability, be-                                                                                                                               Germany in 1981 as a Diplom-Ingenieur in Power Electronics. He
ginners as well as experienced engineers are welcome.                                              ples on renewable energy and motor drives. Finally, the tutorial will also pres-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             completed a PhD degree at the National University of Ireland, Gal-
                                                                                                   ent the views of the instructors on the future research opportunities in                                                  way in 2003. He worked for various companies in the field of           Who should attend?
                                                                                                   reliability of power electronics.                                                                                         Power Electronics as a Development Engineer for power convert-         This tutorial is of interest to and practising engineers working with power supplies and en-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ergy conversion systems; students of electrical engineering and electrical energy systems;
                                                                                                   Table of Contents                                                                                                         ers in space craft, military and high grade industrial applications.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Since 1989 he is Managing Director and head of the R&D Depart-         graduate students dealing with specialised inductor and transformer design for high fre-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ment of Traco Power Solutions in Ireland. Traco Power Solutions        quency operation.
                                                                                                      Towards reliable power electronics                                                                                     develops high reliability power converters and power supplies for
                                                                                                        - Motivations, field experiences and challenges                                                                      industrial applications. Dr. Wölfle has co-authored a text book on
                                                                                                        - Ongoing paradigm shift in reliability research                                                                     magnetics for power electronics.
                                                                                                        - Design for reliability concept
Conference Program - 6 Seminars 9 Tutorials Over 300 presentations - PCIM Europe
Awards                                                                                                                                                                                                                          18 | 19

                        Best Paper Award                                                                Young Engineer Award
                        The Best Paper Award honours                                                    The Young Engineer Award goes to the
                        the best paper of the conference.                                               three best lectures from engineers not
                                                                                                        older than 35 years.

The finalists are:                                                            The finalists are:

25 kW High Power Resonant Inverter Operating at 2.5 MHz with SiC SMD          25 kW High Power Resonant Inverter Operating at 2.5 MHz with SiC SMD          High Efficiency Three-Level Simplified Neutral Point Clamped (3L-SNPC)
Phase-Leg Modules                                                             Phase-Leg Modules                                                             Inverter with GaN-Si Hybrid Structure
Fabian Denk, Christoph Simon, Santiago Eizaguirre, Michael Heidinger,         Fabian Denk, Christoph Simon, Santiago Eizaguirre, Michael Heidinger,         Alexander Lange, Jennifer Lautner, Bernhard Piepenbreier,
Rainer Kling, Wolfgang Heering, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), D;   Rainer Kling, Wolfgang Heering, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), D;   Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen, D
Karsten Haehre, Porsche Engineering, D                                        Karsten Haehre, Porsche Engineering, D
                                                                                                                                                            Control Scheme for Wide-Bandgap Motor Inverters with an Observer-Based
Reducing the dv/dt of Motor Inverters by a Two Leg Resonant Switching Cell    Reducing the dv/dt of Motor Inverters by a Two Leg Resonant Switching Cell    Active Damped Sine Wave Filter
Thomas Fuchslueger, Hans Ertl, Technical University of Vienna, AT; Markus     Thomas Fuchslueger, Hans Ertl, Technical University of Vienna, AT; Markus     Franz Maislinger, Hans Ertl, Technical University of Vienna, AT; Goran
Vogelsberger, Bombardier Transportation, AT                                   Vogelsberger, Bombardier Transportation, AT                                   Stojcic, Florian Holzner, Christoph Lagler, Bernecker + Rainer Industrie
                                                                                                                                                            Elektronik, AT
Plasma-induced Diode Short-Circuit in Neutral-Point-Clamped Converters        Plasma-induced Diode Short-Circuit in Neutral-Point-Clamped
David Hammes, Jan Fuhrmann, Robin Schrader, Sidney Gierschner, Hans-          Converters                                                                    Common- and Differential-Mode Separators Including the FM
Günter Eckel, University of Rostock, D; Dietmar Krug, Siemens Industry, D     David Hammes, Jan Fuhrmann, Robin Schrader, Sidney Gierschner, Hans-          Broadcasting Band
                                                                              Günter Eckel, University of Rostock, D; Dietmar Krug, Siemens Industry, D     Karl Oberdieck, Jérôme Gossmann, Andreas Bubert, Rik W. de Doncker,
High Dynamic Stress on SiC Trench MOSFET Body Diodes and their                                                                                              RWTH Aachen, D
Behaviour                                                                     High Dynamic Stress on SiC Trench MOSFET Body Diodes and their
Andreas März, Mark-M. Bakran, University of Bayreuth, D                       Behaviour                                                                     Novel Thyristor-Based Pulsed Current Converter for a Medical Application –
                                                                              Andreas März, Mark-M. Bakran, University of Bayreuth, D                       a Conceptual Introduction
Diagnostic Technique for Traction Motor Insulation Condition Monitoring by                                                                                  Stefan Wettengel, Lars Lindenmüller, Steffen Bernet, Technical University
Transient Signal Assessment                                                   Highly Integrated Two-Phase SiC Boost Converter with 3D Printed Fluid         of Dresden, D; Florian Kroll, Florian-Emanuel Brack, Helmholtz-Zentrum
Markus Vogelsberger, Bombardier Transportation Austria, AT;                   Coolers and 3D Printed Inductor Bobbins                                       Dresden - Rossendorf, D; Jörg Pawelke, OncoRay - Nationales Zentrum für
Clemens Zöller, Hans Ertl, Thomas M. Wolbank, Technical University of         Arne Hendrik Wienhausen, Alexander Sewergin, Rik W. de                        Strahlenforschung in der Onkologie, D
Vienna, AT; Martin Bazant, Bombardier Transportation, CH                      Doncker, RWTH Aachen, D

Highly Integrated Two-Phase SiC Boost Converter with 3D Printed Fluid         Applying the 2D-Short Circuit Detection Method to SiC MOSFETs Including
Coolers and 3D Printed Inductor Bobbins                                       an Advanced Soft Turn Off
Arne Hendrik Wienhausen, Alexander Sewergin, Rik W. de                        Patrick Hofstetter, Stefan Hain, Mark-M. Bakran, University of Bayreuth, D
Doncker, RWTH Aachen, D
                                                                              New 6.5kV 1000A IGBT Module with Side Gate HiGT
                                                                              Hiroyuki Koguchi, Taiga Arai, Takayuki Kushima, Tatsuya Matsumoto,
This award is sponsored by:                                                   Hiroki Kawano, Takahiro Saiki, Tetsuo Oda, Hitachi Power Semiconductor        These awards are sponsored by:
                                                                              Device, J; Masaki Shiraishi, Hitachi, J
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