The APEC 2019 conference begins today in Anaheim, California. See what’s in store and stay up to date with the latest energy engineering news from AAC’s Kate Smith and Mark Hughes who reported on the conference throughout the week.
What is APEC?
APEC, the Applied Power Electronics Conference & Expo, is the premier global power electronics event, focusing on the practical and applied aspects of the power electronics business. Sponsored by the IEEE and the Power Source Manufacturers Association, this is not just a designers’ conference as it has points of interest for anyone involved in power electronics.
However, APEC is primarily focused on the needs of the practicing power engineer. Specific components, processes and solutions are the main focus of the program. Even the RAP sessions – the closest thing this show has to classic keynote addresses – focus on solid technical discussion.
APEC 2019 Conference. Image courtesy of APEC.
The possible exception at this year’s conference is a focus on the slow but growing field of automotive electrification and how it has the potential to change what power engineers will do in the future.
With an extraordinary number of offerings, even an assistant with relatively narrow interests within energy engineering will have a difficult time assimilating everything on offer. All About Circuits is pleased to offer this brief overview of APEC 2019, focused on how the program aims to help engineers with challenges and opportunities in power applications.
Sessions and Events
APEC has organized all conference sessions and events on eight separate tracks, with a large number of overlaps between tracks.
• Seminars for exhibitors
The exhibitors describe how their products and services can help solve problems that power engineers may encounter. A list of the seminars can be found here.
• General Conference Events
• Industry Sessions
Industry sessions cover topics of immediate and long-term interest to the practicing power electronics engineer.
• Full sessions
Important issues and challenges that are relevant to the entire electrical engineering community, with specific topics for each individual session.
• Professional Education Seminars
The professional education seminars at APEC 2019 address the need for in-depth discussion on important and complex topics in power electronics.
• RAP sessions
Industry experts offer analysis and observations; Learn more about the speakers and topics found here.
• Technical dialogue session
Engineering-level analysis of specific topics.
• Technical reading session
A more general analysis of specific topics.
Additionally, APEC has a comprehensive list of presentations from a wide variety of speakers, which are listed here.
There is also a solid exhibition area with 300 exhibitors showing their latest applications and innovations. The companies will be present on topics of the following categories:
- Integrated circuits (ICs)
- Passive components
- Power converters
- Software and Services
- Test and measurement
Professional Education Seminars
Professional education seminars, one of the eight tracks listed above, are central to the spirit of APEC. These seminars will focus on in-depth discussion of complex power electronics topics.
The seminars are organized into six separate tracks:
- High power applications
- Topology and circuits
- Wide bandwidth
Each seminar combines practical application with theory designed to further educate the professional working in power electronics or related fields.
All about circuits in APEC
Kate Smith and Mark Hughes attend APEC 2019, with a full schedule of company interviews on new applications and trends in power engineering. Stay up to date with AAC News for the latest APEC 2019 announcements and insights.
Are you attending APEC 2019? What sessions do you find the most interesting? What would you like to hear from our reporters in the field? Let us know in the comments.
Featured image courtesy of APEC.