Building an Automotive On-Board Charger

2022-06-20T17:40:35-05:00June 20th, 2022|Categories: Article, Featured, Microchip, White Paper|

Microchip Technical Article On-board chargers (OBCs) are just one piece of the EV puzzle. Traditional combustion vehicles are seeing electronic upgrades across the board, including motors, sound, sensors, braking, compressors, and charging/battery management. In fact, most non-EV cars today have as many as 40 motors, some more than 100 depending on luxury class. As

Bodo’s Power – Eliminating Power Conversion Trade-Offs by Moving to 1700V SiC MOSFETs

2022-06-06T18:00:39-05:00June 6th, 2022|Categories: Article, Featured, Microchip|

Designers of high-voltage power systems have struggled to meet customers’ needs for continued innovation when using silicon MOSFETs and IGBTs. The desired reliability is often not possible without sacrificing efficiency, nor can silicon-based solutions meet today’s challenging size, weight and cost requirements. With the arrival of high-voltage silicon carbide (SiC) MOSFETs, however, designers now have

EV Charging: Are You Prepared for Rapid Market Expansion?

2022-05-30T17:36:15-05:00May 30th, 2022|Categories: Article, Featured, Microchip|

Microchip Technical Article Advances in power-delivering technologies continue to enable industries like Electric Vehicles (EVs) to improve across the board. This includes reliability, performance, cost, size and the user experience. This white paper focuses on the the three EV charging levels and the Microchip solutions that can support several aspects of residential, commercial and

Silicon Carbide-Based Circuit Breakers for High-Power DC Systems

2022-05-24T15:47:53-05:00May 24th, 2022|Categories: Article, Featured, Microchip|

Microchip Technical Article Circuit breakers are one of the most common components used in a short-circuit and overcurrent protection circuit, especially for higher-power systems. There are many considerations for designing in this kind of protection, and this article will show: Why it’s important to build in the protection Advantages of silicon carbide (SiC)-based

Motor Control in e-Mobility Applications

2022-04-17T13:38:08-05:00April 17th, 2022|Categories: Article, Featured, Microchip, White Paper|

Microchip Technical Article E-mobility covers a very wide range of human transportation applications — not just traction motors and EVs but also e-bikes, e-scooters and other recreational equipment. Additionally, EVs have very complex electrical systems when compared with normal cars, with two or even three different electrical busses (12V/48V/high voltage). This white paper reviews Microchip's

Simplify Thermal Management and System Layout Designs with Wolfspeed WolfPACK™ Modules

2022-04-17T12:50:47-05:00April 17th, 2022|Categories: Article, Featured, Wolfspeed|

Technical Article Wolfspeed's family of WolfPACK™ modules from Richardson RFPD deliver a power portfolio that encompasses a wide spectrum of applications for today’s designers, whether they’re working on single-kilowatt designs or megawatt systems — and anything in between. Download this technical article to learn more how these modules offer incredibly low losses in a

Delivering on the EV Range Extension Promise of SiC in Traction Inverters

2022-04-12T10:33:44-05:00April 12th, 2022|Categories: Analog Devices, Article, Featured|

Technical article from Analog Devices There are two major disruptions currently affecting the future of vehicular transport and semiconductor technology. We are embracing a new and exciting means to propel our vehicles cleanly with electrical power, while simultaneously re-engineering the semiconductor materials that underpin electric vehicle (EV) subsystems to maximize power efficiency and, in turn,

How Wolfspeed Silicon Carbide Enables Offline Switching-Mode Power Supplies

2022-03-22T14:49:42-05:00March 22nd, 2022|Categories: Article, Featured, Wolfspeed|

Technical Article Silicon Carbide (SiC) technology has improved several systems and subsystem components across a variety of applications. When compared with silicon, Silicon Carbide has demonstrated better power density, and efficiency through faster switching, flat RDS(on) over temperature and at better body diode performance. This article will explore how Wolfspeed’s SiC components enable offline SMPS

Silicon Carbide Modules Unlock Higher Power Density in Motor Drives

2022-01-27T13:30:05-06:00January 27th, 2022|Categories: Article, Featured, Richardson RFPD, Wieland Microcool, Wolfspeed|

Technical Article: Wolfspeed Silicon Carbide (SiC) power modules are designed to enable next-generation electric vehicle (EV) industry demands with lower losses, higher power density, and smaller size. This paper presents the CRD-600DA12E-XM3 three-phase dual inverter reference design and reveals how its components, including the CAB450M12XM3 power module and CGD12HBXMP gate driver, along with

Seven Steps to Highly Effective GaN Designs

2022-01-24T16:27:51-06:00January 24th, 2022|Categories: Article, Featured, GaN Systems|

Technical article from GaN Systems "Today, we operate in a very fast-moving world, looking for shortcuts, opportunities to “copy and paste” to complete tasks in a short period of time. Although GaN power transistors are relatively new, design “rules of thumb” has been established and proven to meet fast time-to-market objectives. Over the years,

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