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ELMG Digital Power invites you to register for our tailored training course, ‘Introduction to the Digital Control of Power Electronics’ to be held in Camarillo, California on January 30th – February 2nd 2017.
ELMG Digital Power INC – Empowering you to achieve the Digital Control advantage
Hands on Course
This hands-on course aims to provide engineers with solutions to the key issues in digital signal processing, using microcontrollers, microprocessors, DSP and FPGA. These solutions can then be employed effectively in the control of power electronics.
Over the four-day course, split into morning and afternoon sessions, participants will be provided with targeted training on digital power electronics control covering the detail of both digital control and power electronics and how they go together. They will gain the ability to close a digital power converter feedback loop in a stable fashion by following repeatable easily understood steps, as well as techniques to understand what the effect digital control’s limited bandwidth, processing power, number of bits and dynamic range have in digital power electronic control.
What you get from the course?
Engineers who attend the course will gain in-depth knowledge of the interaction of power electronics and digital control; this includes sampling and aliasing in the context of fixed and variable frequency switching power converters. There will be take away methods and steps to solve design issues such as one sample noise, precision limits in filters and controllers, non-linearity, quantization and other digital effects. A copy of the slide slide presentation course booklet covering the material presented and lunch each day will be provided.
Who is the course for?
The course has been specifically designed to meet the learning needs of engineers, regardless of whether you are:
- a practicing power electronics engineer,
- an experienced engineer moving into the area of digital control of power electronics,
- a software engineer working in digital power control teams,
- a firmware engineer involved in FPGA development in digital power control teams,
- a mid-career engineer transitioning from analogue control to digital control, or
- a recent graduate with some experience (<5 years) and looking to up skill in the area of digital control.
The course will be presented and led by Dr. Hamish Laird, Principal Engineer at ELMG Digital Power. An extremely well-regarded teacher, engineer, researcher and public speaker, Hamish works in developing digitally controlled power converters and controllers for converters. He is the author of seventeen academic papers on digital power electronics and power quality and has taught previous digital power courses at Camarillo.
Thursday December 22 at 11am California time (2pm Eastern) ELMG Digital Power are offering you the opportunity to learn about the Digital Power Electronics Control.
Digital Power Electronics Control
Join ELMG Digital Power’s regular Digital Power Webinar and expand your knowledge and expertise by discovering:
- What is important in digital power, including numeric precision and latency
- How to design a compensator in the digital domain
The webinar will be hosted and presented by Dr. Hamish Laird. Hamish is ELMG Digital Power’s CTO. He also presents and teaches the Digital Control of Power Electronics course. Hamish has twenty five years of experience the design and implementation of varied digital control systems and IP for power electronics.
This exciting opportunity is free and includes a thirty minute Q&A session with Dr. Hamish.
The webinar is Thursday December 22 at 11am California time (2pm Eastern).
ELMG Digital Power Inc has long held the ambition of being the best digital controlled power electronics design company in the world.
And, to that end, we are pleased to announce that we are extending our operations to include a development and support site in Camarillo, California.
ELMG Digital Power has established this base in Camarillo, California to allow us to be well-positioned to support the increasing growth of digital power electronics control in California and across the country. The team of engineering staff will be available to meet the needs of nationwide clients, who will also have access to all the available expertise and resources of ELMG Digital Power’s global team.
ELMG Digital Power is committed to the provision of support, technology, know-how and products that will enable our clients to be respected authorities and do great thing in the area of digital power control.
Our clients can certainly have confidence in ELMG Digital Power’s expertise and experience as for the past twenty five years we have been working on digitally controlled power converters in motor drives, industrial switch mode power supplies, reactive power compensation, medium voltage system, power quality systems, motor starters, appliances and telecom switch-mode power supplies. ELMG Digital Power places a high value on innovation, safety and sustainability. Quality is one of our cornerstones, and even as we seek to streamline, update and improve, maintaining quality and reliability remains paramount.
ELMG Digital Power’s Eco System Approach of design, development, know-how sharing through training and partnerships is our principal methodology. We are proud of our successful Eco System of solutions, training, support and long term partnership.
Some of the companies involved in the control and measurement of electric power we have worked closely with include (Click for testimonial or details)
- ABB Switzerland
- Kraft Powercon,
- ABB New Zealand,
- Ridley Engineering,
- IS Systems,
- and the Royal Australian Navy
As well as providing world-leading FPGA based digital power electronics controller technology, ELMG Digital Power have developed products used in a variety of applications all around the world. These include
- power transmission,
- off-shore wind turbine DC Connection systems,
- grid scale energy storage,
- internal combustion engine management systems,
- traction systems for ships,
- communication links for power electronics
- solar inverters
- high voltage motor starters and
- high voltage UPS to name just a few.
More detail on ELMG product development and systems, our key know-how and technologies can be found on our website here
We are excited and pleased about this new venture and look forward to discussing and supporting your digital power electronics design and technology needs from our new location at:
601E Daily Drive, Suite 112,
Camarillo, CA 93010
Phone: +1 805 764 2027
For more information contact ELMG Digital Power INC in California:
Digital Control Power Electronics course – January 30 to February 2
The next Advanced Digital Control of Power Electronics training course is running in
January 30 to February 2
The course has been expanded to four days and includes lab sessions each day to reinforce the learning on
- Precision extension of Digital Modulators
- Digital Loop closing
- The effects of delay
- Loop measurement using the control processor.
What people who have attended say about the course?
“Had very high expectations of this course. Hamish delivered. Excellent for power engineers who are starting digital power. Thanks for putting this on…I only regret it is a 3 day course. I could sit here for 3 more days”
“This course was full of critical material not found in the app notes. Very enjoyable and well taught.”
“Good course. Hamish knows his material. I’ll be able to apply this coursework to my work.”
“I would highly recommend the ELMG digital control course to all power electronics engineers. What makes this course particularly valuable is in the practical approach and relevance to the control of power electronics. The topic of digital control is a very broad subject and hence the specific challenges and applicable tools are very different depending on the application details. Many digital control / DSP courses try to approach the topic from a very generic broad approach, treating all applications in the same way. The classic approach involves starting from a conventional analog control model and then adding ADC and DAC blocks to change between the analog and digital domains with a digital controller replacing the traditional analog controller. The problem with this classic approach is that it is not a practical or applicable method for designing high bandwidth controllers for use for the control of power converters. The ELMG digital control course specifically focuses on the control of power electronics and hence the course only considers concepts and techniques that are applicable to the control of power electronics. The course covers a wide range of digital control theory and introduces the power electronics engineer to all of the state of the art digital control concepts. This course is a must for any power electronics engineer who is involved in the digital control of power converters.”
Michael Harrison – Director of Power Conversion, Enphase.
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