The Plenary Session at the 2011 Darnell Power Forum (DPF ’11) will feature senior executives from Efficient Power Conversion, Electric Power Research Institute, IBM, Qualcomm, SemiSouth Laboratories, Petra Solar and Transphorm. Plenary session topics will include new data center power architectures, advanced GaN and SiC devices, wireless charging technologies, renewable energy, and the smart grid. To be hosted at the San Jose Double Tree hotel September 26-28, the DPF ’11 overall schedule includes sessions on Digital Control, Energy Harvesting, Digital Power Applications, Case Studies, Smart Grid, Measuring Power, Power System-on-Chip, and more. In addition to a strong focus on today’s "best practices," DPF ’11 will look forward toward next-generation solutions. This year’s program is here.
This focused three-day international forum will serve the needs of an audience of decision makers and technology developers who are interested in learning about and contributing to practical advancements related to the latest powering solutions. Some of the advanced technologies to be presented at DPF ’11 will include: new digital controller ICs, SiC power transistors, high-voltage and low-voltage GaN switches, magnetoresistive and other advanced current-sensing techniques, micro power management and energy storage for wireless sensor networks, wireless charging of portable devices, the latest developments in power system-on-chip (PwrSoC) devices and technologies, and more.