International Workshop on Power Supply On Chip (PwrSoC) is the leading international technical workshop dedicated to advancing integrated power conversion technologies. The workshop focuses on the integration of both modular and granular electronic power converters for multiple applications, by accessing a broad range of leading-edge technologies. Complete on-die integration and integration within package are of prime interest. System performance requirements required by current and emerging applications demand ever-greater current density, voltage regulation and optimized control, form factor reduction, high efficiency, and cost reduction.
PwrSoC 2016 in Madrid
The 5th edition, of PwrSoC 2016 will be held at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain, scheduled for October 3-5, 2016 and is organized by the Centro de Electrónica Industrial (CEI-UPM). José A. Cobos is the General Chair and Bruno Allard the Technical Program Chair. The site of the conference is the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales, located on the “Paseo de la Castellana”, main north to south street and financial district of the city. There is a large variety of hotels and restaurants near the university. It is very well connected with the rest of the city by metro and bus, and there is a very good connection to the airport and the high speed train station. October is a very popular and pleasant time to visit Madrid. Weather is mild, and you can expect an average daytime temperature of around 20°C (68ºF), still very pleasant indeed.
History & Statistics
PwrSoC started by the initiative of Tyndall Institute, in Ireland, where the first 2 editions were hosted in 2008 and 2010. IEEE/PELS and PSMA became co-sponsors of the workshop, strengthening its International scope in San Francisco (2012) and Boston (2014). In 2016 it will be held in Madrid, and in 2018 in Taiwan. This rotation -Europe, America, Asia- reflects the ambition of PwrSoC to remain a global workshop.
PwrSoC is unique, in the sense that it attracts a great diversity of companies and universities. Statistics from last edition show that there is a good balance, over 200 attendees with expertise in fundamentals &basic research, technology development, IC manufacturing and system integration.
A major challenge on the path to integration and form factor reduction of dc-dc converters is the difficulty of integrating energy handling power passive components with conventional silicon processes. Advanced technologies for the design and manufacture of these passives are focal topics for the workshop. Strategies at circuit and system levels are of fundamental importance.
Oral presentations are selected by invitation, to cover the topics shown below. These talks are complemented with the electronic Posters (E-poster), in which a broad range of topics and innovations will be discussed.
The site of the conference is the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. It is located on the “Paseo de la Castellana”, main north to south street and financial district of the city. There is a large variety of hotels and restaurants near the university.
It is very well connected with the rest of the city by metro and bus. Also, there is a very good connection to the airport and the high speed train station.