Category | February

Taking Miniaturization of Current Measurement to the Next Level

Posted on 01 February 2007

      Energy savings for applications by enabling current control Today’s Power Electronics world is experiencing a trend towards a greater degree of integration with a lower components count. This orientation can be seen everywhere, not only for electronic components, but also for the other areas of power electronics, like heat sinks, magnetics and [...]

High Power IGBT Module Concept

Posted on 01 February 2007

      Extended temperature range for modern converter design The PrimePACK™ family is a new power module concept that is specifically designed to be integrated in modern converter setups. The most important electrical improvements concern the modules stray inductance as well as its interface to the driver board and the connection to the load [...]

Low-Loss IGBTs for Sub-2.5kW Inverter Applications

Posted on 01 February 2007

      Better trade-off between device electrical performance and ruggedness New depletion-stop trench IGBT technology combines low switching losses with the traditional IGBT advantage of low conduction loss for applications such as voltage domesticand industrial-motor drives in the 2-30 kHz range. By Vijay Bolloju, Chiu Ng, and Jie Zhang, International Rectifier   IGBTs have [...]

Design Software for Non Isolated SMPS

Posted on 01 February 2007

       Using the new VIPer12A and VIPer22A software To supply the large number of electronics components required for home appliances, different power supply topologies can be used. We focus our attention on small appliances such as washing machines and white goods using non isolated SMPS. By Giacomo Mercadante, STMicroelectronics   The worldwide home [...]

Thermal Management Takes Another Look at Liquid Cooling

Posted on 01 February 2007

      Micro-structure heat exchanger should be optimally designed Recent technical advances are driving the commercial acceptance and use of liquid cooling systems for high heat flux processors in computers and workstations By Girish Upadhya, Ph.D., Director, Thermal Design & Applications Development Cooligy, Inc., Mountain View, CA   The thermal characteristics of high-powerdensity CPUs [...]

Wireless Gets Tough On Power Management, Cost

Posted on 01 February 2007

       New modulation enables high output power As integration and features add complexity and reduce battery lifetime, the need to add wireless connectivity to a product has also grown. Since the introduction of short range radios (SRD), a wide range of applications has added wireless connectivity creating increased demand for cheaper and more [...]

Interview on Power Supply Technology

Posted on 01 February 2007

       with Doug Bailey, VP Marketing, Power Integration By Bodo Arlt, Editor BPSD   Bodo Arlt: What end markets will drive power supply technology? Doug Bailey: Most major consumer product categories are becoming subject to regulations that require them to manage power use to minimize standby power losses and maximize operational efficiency. I [...]