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Modern Production of Power Semiconductor Devices – Flexible Production

Posted on 29 June 2012

      In spite of uneasy financial and economic situation of the latest years, power semiconductors nowadays is in one of the most developing directions of the world industry. And it’s not so surprising, because only power electronics helps solving key questions in increase of energy efficiency. And this problem should be solved by [...]

Power Stage 3x3 in OptiMOS™

Posted on 29 June 2012

      Technology for more Power Density This article illustrates the Power Stage 3x3 package introduced by Infineon Technologies. A brief description about the package characteristics is given in the first part of the article. In the second part the benefits of the new package in combination with Infineon`s OptiMOS™ Technology in terms of [...]

GaN-on-Si Materials Optimised for High Power Electronics

Posted on 29 June 2012

      In-situ passivated GaN HEMT structures for enhanced efficiency in power conversion While GaN-on-Si technology appears as the most attractive and cost-efficient solution for high power switching applications to overcome the Si limits, EpiGaN is offering state-of-the-art material, specifically optimised for state-of-the-art power electronic devices. By M. Germain, J. Derluyn and S. Degroote, [...]

600 V GaN Based Power Devices

Posted on 29 June 2012

      Still early times in the commercialization The near term commercialization of 600 V rated GaN based power devices by International Rectifier will provide significant improvement in the performance to cost metric available for such electronic systems as ac-dc converters, solar power inverters, as well as motor drives for appliances and electric vehicles. [...]

PowerSMART™ Design Tool Improves Design Flexibility and Reduces Design Time

Posted on 29 June 2012

      The design tool enables the user to program the controller and optimize its performance Designing a modern SMPS that balances key metrics such as cost and size, while meeting the design’s requirements and engineering schedule can be a challenging task, even for experienced power supply design engineers. Although achieving the basic characteristics [...]

Silicon Carbide Thyristors usher in the Smart Grid Revolution

Posted on 29 June 2012

      These devices offer near-theoretical, on-state blocking voltage and switching performance Global demand for high-efficiency, green energy technologies and products has placed new challenges on the electrical grid, on efficient exploitation of renewable energy resources, and on electric-based solutions for ship systems. All of these applications require ultra-high-voltage power devices (to reduce energy [...]