In keeping with the tradition of recognizing technical professionals whose exceptional achievements and outstanding contributions have made a lasting impact on technology, society and the engineering profession, IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) has announced the winners of its 2021 PELS awards. The winners were announced by the 2021 IEEE PELS Awards chair Andreas Lindemann … [Read more...] about Society News: Congratulations to the 2021 PELS Award Winners
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Each year, the IEEE Women in Engineering (WiE) hosts the IEEE WiE International Leadership Conference (ILC) as a forum to support diversity in technology. This year, the IEEE PELS WiE committee had two committee members as speakers and sponsored committee members to attend the virtual conference for professional development. For more about this article see link … [Read more...] about Women in Engineering: Learning Across IEEE: Perspectives From the 2021 IEEE WiE International Leadership Conference
In 1984 I had the honor of traveling around Europe with the great Rudy Severns on a new technology teaching tour for Siliconix. I was a young applications engineer and the new technology then was the silicon power MOSFET. Engineers were using bipolar transistors in their switching power supplies, and Rudy in his “Advanced Power MOSFET Seminar” pointed out the many advantages of … [Read more...] about Expert View: Achieving Higher Power Density With Good-Old Si MOSFETs
In the second part of this two- part article series, I would like to share with you my team’s experience and the lessons we learned by participating in the National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored I-Corps program. The eight weeks we spent in the program’s first cohort at the University of Central Florida (UCF) ultimately led to the establishment of my third spin-off company, … [Read more...] about Entrepreneur Viewpoint: Academic Entrepreneurship: The NSF I-Corps Program—Case Study Part II
Inductors and transformers are vital to most every switch mode power converter. Inductors store and release energy as the switching cycle progresses. Transformers con- vert voltages and currents from one value to another. Transformers also provide the galvanic isolation need- ed to make our converters safe. Yes, I know that switched capacitor converters are developing rapidly … [Read more...] about White Hot: Will a Computer Design Your Next Transformer?