TC 10 Events


The IEEE Workshop on CyberPELS provides a forum for industry experts, researchers, and academia to share technology updates, research findings, lessons learned, and best practices in the area of creating and ensuring cyber-secure power and electronics systems.

Proceedings - April 2019

IEEE Design Automation for Power Electronics Workshop

The workshop was organized to understand the problems of design automation in power electronics. With the design of modern power electronics converters and systems becoming a multi-physics problem the users, researchers, and manufacturers of energy conversion systems need to jointly identify methodologies used by academia and industry and identify the tools developed to resolve issues during design. Targeting designers, tool providers including simulation, physical design and design for reliability, manufacturers of test and characterization equipment for high power, high voltage systems, and researchers in universities and research labs working on power electronic design automation.

Proceedings - 6 September 2019

Proceedings - 22 September 2018

Imparting Cognitive Learning Abilities into Power Electronics - In this episode, we had a chat with Dr. Huai Wang from Aalborg University, who shares his views on how artificial intelligence will become a very powerful tool for power electronics in reducing design time and accurate decision making. Besides this, he also talks about the growing interest in AI from the industries ensuring reduced time-to-market.

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An Excerpt of Experiences and Design Challenges in IFEC 2020 - In this podcast, we talk to the young and bright minds of h-bridges from the University of Belgrade, one of the runners up teams in IFEC 2020, who share their experiences and embark on the importance of design challenges and competitions for qualitative learning
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Spotlighting the Future of Design Trends in Power Electronics with Dr. Alan Mantooth - In this episode, we had a chat with Dr. Alan Mantooth from the University of Arkansas, who puts forth his views on the significance of AI/ML, cyber-physical security, and design automation for power electronics and about the scope & missions of the newly formed Technical Committee on Design Methodologies (TC10). Presented by the IEEE Power Electronics Society Technical Committee on Design Methodologies

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Advancing Layout Tools to Support High Performance/High-Frequency Power Electronic Design presented by Eckart Hoene

Abstract: Routing power electronic circuits for high-speed switching becomes very tricky, as parasitic effects gain relevance and influence system performance significantly. For example, some parts of the circuit have to be routed with low inductance, others for low coupling capacitance, proximity effects dominate losses, and so on. Although there are tools to calculate these kinds of effects it is not straightforward to use them during the design process. The transfer of the layout data to the calculation tool works seldom without rework and the tools need special knowledge to get the right results. Layout tool integrated evaluation features may offer a way out of this obstruction.

In the webinar, the performance-relevant parasitics are gathered and ways to handle them in layout tools are discussed. Solutions for ohmic losses in arbitrarily formed tracks and inductance are demonstrated.

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AI Inspired Control, Design, and Cyber-security of Converter based-Power Systems presented by Tomislav Dragicevic
Abstract: Power electronics technology is at the heart of the ongoing green transition. In particular, power electronic converter systems (PELS) serve as grid interfaces to renewable energy sources, storage systems, electrical vehicles, and flexible loads. Therefore, as fundamental building blocks, power converters will not only have a major effect on the efficiency and reliability of future power systems but will also be in charge of ensuring their stable and secure operation. Challenges such as decreased system inertia, static voltage deviations, and dynamic voltage instability arise in this scenario and they can be partially solved through effective control, design, and placement of PELS in future power systems. Moreover, a well-coordinated cooperative effort of many PELS requires a tight coupling of power electronics with advanced computation and communication technologies. This will make the power-converter-based system increasingly vulnerable to cyber-attacks. This lecture will discuss some of the research challenges mentioned above and present several recent research results where artificial intelligence (AI) inspired solutions have been developed. The lecture will also discuss future research directions in the field of AI applied to converter-based power systems.
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Towards Sustainable and Reliable Automated Design of Power Electronic Systems presented by Ivana Kovacevic


Abstract: Wide Band Gap (WBG) power devices have the potential to provide a paradigm shift with respect to performance and energy efficiency compared to mature silicon (Si) power devices. The fast switching capabilities and the material properties of WBG power devices make the system design more challenging, with respect to system integration, fast voltage and current slopes triggering the effects of parasitic inductive and capacitive couplings, high electromagnetic interference emission, and thermal couplings. These new design aspects imply a reformulation of design procedures developed for Si-based power electronics, which is required for successfully adapting WBG power devices. Automated system design is foreseen as a future of power electronics enabling optimal design solutions at minimal costs by considering dominant multi-physics design aspects.

The state-of-the-art multi-physics modeling approaches become computationally powerful, however not yet good enough for being fully integrated into an automated design process. The trade-off between accuracy and computational time has been an important challenge in preventing virtual prototyping based on multi-physics modeling to further reduce the need for extensive hardware prototyping. This webinar will provide an overview of the state-of-the-art multiphysics modeling approaches well established in power electronics, pointing out the tasks still to be solved for developing the sustainable and reliable automated design of power electronic systems.

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