Journal Information
Active and Passive Electronic Components (APEC)

Call For Papers
Active and Passive Electronic Components is an international journal devoted to the science and technology of all types of electronic components. The journal publishes experimental and theoretical papers on topics such as transistors, hybrid circuits, integrated circuits, MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS), sensors, high frequency devices and circuits, power devices and circuits, non-volatile memory technologies such as ferroelectric and phase transition memories, and nano electronics devices and circuits.
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Special Issues
Special Issue on New Topologies of Power Electronics Converters for Electric Energy Management
Submission Date: 2017-05-26

Nowadays, many energy production or utilization applications involve multifaceted interactions between energy sources and the load through the power electronics converters. The problems of these systems are complex and diverse. Based on nature of sources and the voltage levels for various applications, it is often necessary to interface the power electronics converters for impedance matching between the sources and the load. These converters give more flexibility for electric energy management between all subsystems, but their topologies present the crucial challenges for energy quality improvement with always good efficiency. This special issue is focused on current developments and new trends in power electronics converters (topology design and control technique) for electric energy management. Potential topics include but are not limited to the following: New topologies of power electronics converters (DC/DC; DC/AC; AC/DC; and AC/AC) Integrated power electronic converters Losses and efficiency estimation for the new topologies Optimal energy management strategies (flatness-based control, predictive control, and other innovative techniques) Innovative power electronics control techniques for electric energy conversion Thermal impacts evaluation of power electronics converters performances Energy harvester for IOT application Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at Manuscript Due Friday, 26 May 2017 First Round of Reviews Friday, 18 August 2017 Publication Date Friday, 13 October 2017
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Special Issue on Energy Harvesting and Power Management
Submission Date: 2017-08-25

To enable autonomous active and passive electronic components, like the Internet-of-Things (IoT) nodes, energy harvesting technology and power management techniques provide promising solutions that help to extend the device battery life or even remove the necessity of battery replacement. Multiple ambient energy sources, including but not limit to photovoltaic, piezoelectric, thermoelectric, RF energy, and bioenergy sources, can be scavenged and converted to power up energy-efficient sensory, signal processing, and communication circuits. Meanwhile, power management techniques, for example, dynamic voltage and frequency scaling, power and clock gating, event-driven logics, adaptive sizing, and dynamic biasing, obviously help the device to be more intelligent and efficient. Besides, modern semiconductor technologies also enable the power conversion circuits to operate at higher frequency and therefore to be highly integrated for size reduction of the passive components. Also, innovations on fundamental power converter topologies, circuit control theories, device modeling, and fabrication technologies are the key driven forces to achieve the goal of sustainable and miniaturized power supply solutions. This special issue aims to solicit high-quality research articles as well as review papers that address recent theoretical and practical advancements on energy harvesters and power management circuits for consumer electronics, automobile, industrial, and biomedical applications. Potential topics include but are not limited to the following: Energy harvesting devices, circuits, and algorithms Power converter topologies and control Power management for energy-efficient circuits and systems Battery and energy storage technologies Battery management Modeling of energy harvesters, batteries, and power converters Semiconductor technologies for power devices Inductors and capacitors for power electronics Ultra-low power circuits for Internet-of-Things (IoT) System integration, packaging, and manufacturing On-chip power supply delivery Power and ground gating techniques LED, LCD, and power device driver circuits Low power memory circuit design Wireless power transfer technologies Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at Manuscript Due Friday, 25 August 2017 First Round of Reviews Friday, 17 November 2017 Publication Date Friday, 12 January 2018
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2017-04-29
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