ePOWER (Queen’s Centre for Energy and Power Electronics Research)

Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
Area(s) of Expertise

The ePOWER laboratory is a world-class laboratory established in 2002 with more than $3,1M in funding from the CFI and the Ontario Innovation Trust. Researchers at ePOWER have published in leading journals, presented at prestigious conferences, produced significant intellectual property and performed solid fundamental research and innovative practical application of that research to benefit industry and society. The ePOWER lab has attracted significant funding, ongoing industrial cash and in-kind support, and talented and motivated graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and visiting researchers. Fundamental and applied research conducted at ePOWER is resulting in the development of new energy-efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly power electronic technologies. 

What the facility does

Power electronics research

Research Services

Energy and power electronics research in areas such as power semiconductor devices, converter topologies, power management techniques, machine drives, analytical and simulation techniques, application-specific integrated circuit chips and advanced control methods

Sectors of Application
  • Clean technology
  • Energy (renewable and fossil)
  • Environmental technologies and related services
  • Utilities

Name of specialized lab

Name of equipment

ePOWER Lab

Scopes, active, active differential, passive differential, high voltage & high voltage differential probes, differential amplifiers, power analyzers, programmable power sources, DC power supplies, DC load mainframe, function generator, high slew rate transient load, AC/DC electronic load, PV array simulator, hipot tester,  QuadTech LCR Meter, QuadTech transformer tester

EMC Lab

Electromagnetic compatibility equipment, EMI emission test chamber

and conduction equipment, spectrum analyzer, waveform generator, Olympus SZ51 wire-bound equipment

PCB & Magnetics Lab

PCB maker, reflow oven, pick -and-place machine

Silicon Integration Lab

Digital analyzer, impudence analyzer, vector network analyzer, Ultrasonic Soldering Machine-ega, Asymtek clean room, Olympus imaging system, semiconductor equipment

  • Cistel Technology Inc.
  • SPARQ Systems Inc.
  • Honeywell ASCa Inc.
  • Freescale Semiconductor Inc.
  • EION Inc.

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ePOWER video

http://vimeo.com/28311361