Category | December

Novel Low Leakage Current and Low Forward Voltage Drop Triangular Diode

Posted on 17 July 2012

      Protecting solar cells from reverse avalanche In solar panel applications the solar cells during periods of shadow can be permanently damaged due to reverse biasing of the cell into avalanche breakdown. IXYS introduces a new triangular rectifier diode connected anti-parallel to the solar cell as a bypass diode in a solar charging [...]

IPOSIM Web-based Design Support Tool for IGBT Applications

Posted on 17 July 2012

      Simulation based Loss and Thermal Evaluation for Applications Using Infineon Power Modules and Disk Devices There is no simple criterion or rule of thumb to properly select suitable semiconductor devices for the wide variety of traction and industrial applications. Wide ranges of input and output voltages, line, switching and output frequency, inverter [...]

Adaptive BEM and FEM Meshing Increases Confidence in Electromagnetic Simulation Results

Posted on 17 July 2012

      The presence of both kinds of solvers also provides an extra level of confidence Chances are that if you’ve done simulation using Finite Element Method (FEM) or Boundary Element Method (BEM) software, at some point you’ve discovered or been told that your mesh was not adequate to obtain accurate results. At that [...]

Pressing Home the Advantages

Posted on 17 July 2012

      Press-Fit pin for solder-less assembly Solder pins have been the interface of choice for power modules for many years. The new press-fit pin developed by Vincotech takes the assembly properties of Vincotech power modules a step further: the solder-less assembly of the modules, equally easy on both sides of the PCB, leads [...]

Power Module Reliability

Posted on 17 July 2012

      Solder-free and without base plate The reliability of a power module is of vital importance to the user, who expects his system to work unimpaired throughout its entire service life. The elimination of the base plate offers clear design engineering advantages that boost system reliability. In fact, modules without a base plate [...]

Coordinated Circuit Protection for High-Speed USB Applications

Posted on 17 July 2012

      USB 3.0 applications need circuit protection on the jack USB (Universal Serial Bus) has become the most popular and pervasive connectivity technology for portable electronics. As the adoption of this standard has grown, USB connected devices have begun to cover a broader range of hardware applications. The evolution of USB protocols such [...]

High Voltage BiPolar Semiconductor Technologies

Posted on 17 July 2012

      A comprehensive introduction to the recent developments in the field of BiPolar high power semiconductors The main development trend of power devices has always been focused on increasing the power ratings while improving the over all device performance in terms of reduced losses, increased robustness, better controllability and reliable behavior under normal [...]