Performance Comparisons of SiC Transistors, GaN Cascodes and Si - Coolmos in SMPS

20 April 2015

      How do available SiC - transistors and GaN cascodes stack up against Si - Coolmos in real-world SMPS? Proven by extensive tests, neither SiC transistors nor GaN cascodes beat Si Coolmos. Alleged advantages of GaN are due to the cascode, not the material. By Dr. – Ing. Artur Seibt, Vienna Introduction and [...]

Using “Normally on” JFETs in Power Systems

17 April 2015

      A “normally on” device can get short shrift at times due to the negative turn off voltage requirement. Supply Voltage sequencing and single point failures tend to make designers skittish, and thus bypassing the die size/resistivity advantages of “normally on” devices, and the capacitive advantages that go along with using devices with [...]

Web-based Simulation Tool to Simplify IGBT Selection and Thermal Design in Minutes

16 April 2015

      By Kristofer Eberle, Plexim and Jiangmin Chunyu and Andrea Gorgerino, International Rectifier, An Infineon Technologies Company For a given voltage, current rating and package type, there can be many possible IGBT candidates. Additionally, the designer has to ensure that the power stage operates reliably within the thermal constraints. To alleviate these two [...]

Get to Market Faster with Digital Power

15 April 2015

      In our competitive world, being first to market gives your product that slim edge that can mean the difference between success and failure. Everyone knows that companies generate profits by getting their products to the market faster. It’s why we have simulation and emulation tools, logic synthesizers, software debuggers and the like. [...]

Boost Your System!

14 April 2015

      Defining the Future of IGBT High-Power Modules Continued progress in the performance of power semiconductors drives demand for corresponding improvements in packaging technology. Infineon has contributed to this evolution across more than two decades. With its announcement of “The Answer” in 2014, power system designers now have a path to meet ever [...]

A High Current, Low Inductance Wide Bandgap Power Module for High Performance Motor Drive Applications

09 April 2015

      Over the past decade, substantial effort has been devoted to mature and commercialize wide bandgap power devices [1,2] for discrete and multi-chip power modules (MCPMs) meeting the demands of power electronic systems which include high speed motor drives [3], down-hole drilling [4], hybrid-electric and all-electric vehicle chargers [5], and solar/ wind inverters [...]

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The eGaN FET Supply Chain

Posted on 21 November 2014

      By Alex Lidow Ph.D.; Efficient Power Conversation KEY TAKE AWAYS GaN technology is compatible with low-cost silicon integrated circuit infrastructure already in place, allowing GaN technology to leverage billions of dollars of underutilized semiconductor supply chain. eGaN FETs eliminate one standard element in the semiconductor supply chain – the external plastic package. [...]

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Power Electronics & Semiconductor Manuals

Posted on 21 July 2014

    Power electronics engineers should be equipped with up to date power electronics manuals   Below are recommendations for several power electronics manuals including purchasing or download information.     Infineon Reference book IGBT Modules as eBook and printed Book Today, IGBT and power MOSFET modules are instrumental in power electronic systems and are [...]

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Post Job Ads in Bodo's Power Systems and on PowerGuru

Posted on 16 June 2014

  With just one purchase, companies can post job ads with the Power Electronics leaders PowerGuru and Bodo’s Power System’s Magazine offer the possibility of purchasing job advertisements that will be delivered via 3 types of media – print, web, and e-mail – in one purchased package, specifically targeting Power Electronics professionals.   With one [...]

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PowerGuru Media Guide Now Available

Posted on 04 February 2014

              With the release of a new media guide for 2014, PowerGuru offers companies a variety of opportunities to increase their online presence and brand recognition. From a choice of several promotion options, companies can select a campaign method that best suits their marketing goals. Available options include banner [...]