FPGA Technology and Software IP in Power Electronics Applications

IECON2014 – Call for Papers – Electronic System-on-Chip for Power Electronics Applications



Special Session on:  Electronic System-on-chip in power electronics applications

 organized and co-chaired by:

Dr. Marc Perron, marc.perron@alizem.com

Dr. Éric Monmasson, eric.monmasson@u-cergy.fr

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

1) FPGA/DSP/MCU-based embedded system design for power electronics applications such as motor drives and solar power conversion systems

2) Real-time simulation of power electronics applications

3) Embedded software development and Intellectual Property (IP)

4) EDA tools used in the development of power electronics applications

 Submission of papers:  Final Deadline           May 19th, 2014

 All the instructions for paper submission are included in the conference website:


The Virtualization of Embedded Computing


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EDA Tool in the cloud: A web-based IOPT Petri Net Editor


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IECON2013: Electronics System-on-Chip in Power Applications

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FPGA-based Motor Control: “The Brains behind the Motion Controller” Webinar


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IEEE Industrial Electronics Society launches its TechNews (ITeN)


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FPGA-based Motor Control and Motor Control Software IP – A review of 2012


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