The workshop will offer one day of tutorials and two days of technical presentations that include plenary speakers, panel discussions, 12 technical tracks consisting of 48 oral presentations, and a poster session.
There will be five 80-minute tutorials on October 29, 2019. Two happen during the morning session after breakfast; one covers the design of silicon carbide (SiC) circuit breakers and the other discusses using simulation while designing power modules and its impact on development time in the laboratory. Three sessions will take place after lunch. The first presents SiC and gallium nitride (GaN) based Switched-Tank Converters for data centers and electric vehicles. The second tutorial describes best practices for using voltage acceleration to determine the reliability of GaN devices. The final presentation covers the application of 10 kV to 15 kV SiC power devices in soft and hard-switching medium voltage converters. More information about the tutorials is available on the workshop's website (https://wipda.org/tutorials/).
The workshop formally begins on October 30, 2019 with two plenary presentations in the morning. These are followed by two panel sessions: "GaN Power Device Market Adoption – What is the Status and What are the Barriers and Accelerators to Market Penetration," and "Challenges and Opportunities for SiC in High Power Applications."