Professor, Professor and Head of the Energy and Industrial Electronics Department, University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien, AUSTRIA

Research interests:
power electronics, converters, electronic components modeling, high efficiency DC-to-AC inverters

Keynote address:
DC-DC Converters - Non-Conventional Topologies and Applications

DC/DC converters transform one/or more input DC voltage/s into one/or more output voltage/s. They are needed e.g. as power supplies for lighting devices, chargers, charge pumps, to power electronic circuits, to drive motors and actuators. In this speech several non-conventional topologies are presented and selected applications in medicine, data transmission, actuators, and illumination are presented. The problems concerning the design are pointed out, hints for improving, and several converter topologies are discussed. These are converters with limited duty cycles, modified converts, combined forward-flyback converters, quadratic converters, and converters with coupled coils.

Felix A. HIMMELSTOSS was born in 1956 in Moedling, Austria. He received the Dipl.-Ing. and Dr. (PhD) degrees from Technical University of Vienna, in 1981 and 1990, respectively. Since 1982 he has been working on different projects for Austrian companies developing power supplies and electrical drives. He is author of numerous technical and scientific papers and patents. Dr. Himmelstoss is professor and head of the Energy and Industrial Electronics department of the University of Applied Science Technikum Wien.

DAS 2018
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