PSMA/PELS Sponsor Pre-APEC Power Magnetics at High-Frequency Workshop

Full-day workshop “Power Magnetics @ High Frequency” slated for Saturday, March 19, 2022 addresses technical advancements necessary for power magnetics to meet requirements of higher application frequencies

The PSMA Magnetics Committee and IEEE PELS are jointly sponsoring the seventh high-frequency magnetics workshop, “Power Magnetics @ High Frequency,” on Saturday, March 19, 2022. The workshop will be conducted on the day before and in the same venue as APEC 2022 at the George R Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX.

This day-long event will continue the focus on identifying the latest improvements in magnetic materials, coil (winding) design, construction and fabrication, evaluation and characterization techniques and modelling and simulation tools to satisfy the technical expectations and requirements of higher application frequencies. The target audiences for this workshop include anyone working to achieve higher power densities, low profile aspect ratio, higher efficiencies and improved thermal performance.

Previous workshops have completely sold out, so individuals interested in attending this year’s event are encouraged to register early. Early registration rates are available through Friday February 18.

The workshop will consist of morning (Effects of Core Geometries on Magnetic Characteristics) and afternoon (Design for Manufacturability, Reliability and Safety) technical lecture presentation sessions and a lunchtime interactive technology demonstration session. The two technical presentation sessions will each be followed by a panel Q&A discussion. The workshop will open with a keynote presentation by Dr. Charles Sullivan, Dartmouth College, regarding impacts of core geometries on magnetic characteristics. The afternoon session will conclude with a review of the day’s presentations and their potential impact to improve the power electronics industry by Alexander Gerfer of Wurth Elektronik.

The 5th Annual 2022 PSMA/PELS Capacitor Workshop, “How Materials and Environmental Effects Influence Capacitor Performance” will be held concurrently with the Power Magnetics @ High Frequency Workshop. During breakfast and lunch there will be tabletop technology demonstrations covering both Magnetics and Capacitor technologies that address specific technical disciplines and capabilities consistent with the workshop agenda. The attendees are encouraged to interact with the presenters during this portion of agenda to enhance the technical presentation sessions. Following the closing remarks, there will a networking hour with appetizers and drinks providing an additional opportunity to visit the technology demonstration stations.

New this year, a joint Magnetics and Capacitors Rap session will address the trade-offs between choice of magnetic components and capacitors. This Rap session will be held during the networking reception at the end of the day. All workshop attendees are encouraged to submit questions to the panel of Magnetics and Capacitor experts for the Rap session.

Workshop Chair Matt Wilkowski said, With industry products moving towards higher switching frequencies driven by advances in switching devices, control circuits and topologies, the matching of all aspects of magnetics design including cost, performance, reliability to ultimate product design has significant impact on the success of new power delivery products. The response to our previous workshops is a testament to the importance of power magnetics design.” 

If you are interested to financially support the workshop as a partner, please visit the PSMA website for more information or contact the organizing committee through e-mail to

The latest information on the agenda as well as registration information for the workshop is available on the PSMA website at: