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Highly Flexible and Low-Cost Gate Driver Cores for Voltage Classes of up to 3300V

Posted on 23 July 2012

      The cost saving capability of ASIC integration is fully exploited in the design The highly integrated SCALE-2 chipset allows advanced gate driver core functions to be combined with high application flexibility at low cost. The chipset has been developed on the basis of two independent semiconductor processes while keeping full functional and [...]

Iso-Amp Fits Compact Motor Drives

Posted on 23 July 2012

      A big challenge is the sensing of motor phase current The industrial compact motor drives market has grown faster than the market for other types of drives because these drives can fit easily in a narrow and compact case to provide higher power density, and the type of small components that are [...]

Highly Miniaturized Piezoactor Drive

Posted on 23 July 2012

      Capacitive loads require customized drive circuits Piezoelectric actuators have found their way into series production. The generation of their driving energy is a new task for power electronics By Thomas Baumann and Dr. Eckart Hoene, Fraunhofer-Institut IZM   One key feature of piezoelectric actuators is their potential for miniaturization. Besides the known [...]

Tools Represent Considerable Cost Savings

Posted on 23 July 2012

      Invaluable insight through precise software solutions The foundation for the next generation of tools is based on a device/OS – independent engine that is very scalable (supporting several processors & communication medias) – clear distinction between the business logic (in engine) and its clients, encouraging development of new tools. Intercommunication is socket-based [...]

DC-DC Converter Selection for Portable Electronics

Posted on 23 July 2012

      Power-management topology has a direct impact to portables Portable electronics has forced system designers to focus on the design of their power-management circuitry. Today’s designer must find ways to extend battery life whilst maintaining performance. In addition, many portable applications are becoming even more compact, forcing circuit designs into smaller and smaller [...]

Factorized Power Architecture and V•I Chips

Posted on 23 July 2012

      A Holistic Approach With each generation of processor, memory, DSP and ASIC, the trend to lower voltages at higher currents continues to challenge the infrastructure needed to support contemporary “loads” with the requisite currents. By Paul Yeaman, Principal PLE Strategic Accounts, Vicor Corporation   Nevertheless, the fundamental functions of any power conversion [...]

AIC Series improves in efficiency and design the competitor’s high energy storage chokes

Posted on 23 July 2012

      Standard solutions used in power applications to convert DC waveforms to AC waveforms are known as inverters. These products are used in Uninterruptable Power Supplies (UPS); in frequency converters that convert the alternating current (AC) in direct current (DC), to modulate it afterwards in a variable frequency; in inverters used to generate [...]

SmartPIM and SmartPACK

Posted on 23 July 2012

      Self-acting PressFIT Assembly PressFIT contact to the PCB and mounting to the heat sink within seconds in a single step. Robust housing for easy yet secure mounting and good thermal properties. Top contact quality and optimum space utilization are only some of the points that the new IGBT modules provide. By Marc [...]