Darnell's Power Forum (DPF) is an exciting new event that builds on the success of the Digital Power Forum and the nanoPower Forum. There is tremendous synergy possible from discussions broadly focused on power management, energy efficiency, advanced components, energy storage, smart grid innovations and more. DPF is a solutions-oriented event, with a strong emphasis on practical advances in power electronics. In addition to a strong focus on today's "best practices," DPF looks forward toward next-generation solutions and advances.
Everyone in the power supply community wants to know power implications of the Smart Grid, but not much has been agreed upon. Darnell’s Power Forum ’10 will bring some clarity to this question with a session on “Enabling the Smart Grid”. One of the presentations in this session will be given by Bob White from Embedded Power Labs. His paper, “A New Method of Monitoring and Reporting Average Input Power,” will address the problem of getting energy use information from the power supply to the energy management process.
GaN Advancements Will Be Presented at Darnell’s Power Forum
 Will enhancement mode GaN transistors (eGaN) replace power MOSFET/IGBTs in power management applications? Alex Lidow, CEO of Efficient Power Conversion, believes it will.
DPF 2010 Program Announced
The initial program has been announced for the 2010 edition of Darnell’s Power Forum (DPF ’10). DPF ’10 will be held September 13-15 in Chicago.