ePOWER laboratory facilities consist of six distinct labs: Computer Aided Design (CAD), Hardware, Electromagnetic Interference (EMI), Magnetics and Printed Circuit Board (PCB), Silicon Integration, and Renewable Energy.
The CAD Lab is a computer lab with a variety of software that allows researchers to simulate and design their experimental prototypes. Software in this lab includes PSIM, PSPICE, MATLAB, ANSYS, ALTIUM Designer, and ALTERA Design Suite.
The Hardware Lab contains all the equipment required to implement experimental prototypes operating at low to medium power ranges. Equipment in this lab includes oscilloscopes, AC and DC sources, AC and DC loads, high-frequency function generators, power analyzers, and network analyzers, and etc.
The EMI Lab is used to analyze the conducted EMI and radiated EMI of experimental prototypes. The equipment we have for this purpose includes LISN (line impedance stabilization network) for measuring the EMI for single-phase and three-phase systems, and an EMC chamber used to measure EMI emissions.
Magnetics and PCB Lab
The Magnetics and PCBLab has a magnetic analyzer, which can precisely extract the B-H curve of magnetic materials such as ferrite, powdered cores, etc. The lab has a PCB maker that is able to manufacture 2-layer PCBs. There is also a pick and place machine for the assembly and population of the PCB boards.
Silicon Integration Lab
This Silicon Integration Lab has equipment to manufacture ASICs (application-specific integrated circuits), as well as equipment used to solder BGA (ball grid array) packages.
Renewable Energy Test Platform
The Renewable Energy Lab allows researchers to simulate smart nanogrids or microgrids. There are solar and wind simulators and energy storage units.