By the time you read this article, it would be almost the year end. I wish all members of our Power Electronics Society (PELS) and their loved ones a joyful holiday season, gathering with families and friends in celebrating a healthy and prosperous New Year. The PELS Administrative Committee (AdCom) held its online meeting in October 2021, right after a successful virtual … [Read more...] about President’s Message: Another Year of Growth and Excellence Amidst Virtual Events
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Designing and fabricating complex multilayer printed circuit boards (PCB) in-house is often not practical for a variety of reasons. For instance, cre- ating precise specifications for a complicated PCB may not be simple. Plus, it is also a critical component of a system that is not easy to revise, and manage inventory. So many companies outsource such projects. But finding the … [Read more...] about From the Editor: Employing Strategies to Ensure Manufacturability of ComplexBoards
Electric Vehicles (EVs) are continuing to grow their share of total vehicle sales as consumers, companies, and governments prioritize automotive electrification. Types of EVs include hybrid electric, plug-in hybrid electric, battery electric, and fuel cell vehicles. Today, EVs commonly use an ac permanent magnet or ac induction motor. A traction inverter is a critical … [Read more...] about Expert View: GaN Semiconductors Driving More Efficient Automotive Traction Inverters
In 2018, the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) launched a biennial global competition known as Empower a Billion Lives (EBL). As a global initiative, EBL aims to crowdsource regionally relevant innovation to accelerate deployment of energy access solutions at scale to nearly three billion people who live in severe energy poverty. Providing affordable energy access to them … [Read more...] about Entrepreneur Viewpoint: IEEE Empower a Billion Lives: An Opportunity for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
It is a sad fact that our digital connected world is under constant attack from malicious parties. Most of the time those bad actors are trying to steal money through fraud or extortion (ransomware attacks). Some of those malicious actors though have a bigger goal of attacking or terrorizing a nation by disrupting or crippling critical infrastructure such as power generation, … [Read more...] about White Hot: Is Your Power Supply Hacker Proof?