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Wolfspeed Webinar: A Designer’s Guide to Silicon Carbide: Quality, Qualification & Long-Term Reliability

2020-10-21T15:40:02-05:00October 21st, 2020|Categories: Events, Featured, Webinar, Wolfspeed|

Now that silicon carbide has been established as a transformative technology, many power designers are focusing on SiC device level qualification, reliability and consistency of supply. Wolfspeed is leading the pack with comprehensive proven product reliability across its entire vertical supply chain, ensuring that the unprecedented market demand for SiC can be realized throughout the

Increasing Power Density In Three-Phase Inverters With Direct-Cooled SiC Power Modules

2020-10-21T15:26:31-05:00October 21st, 2020|Categories: Article, Featured, Wieland Microcool, Wolfspeed|

Current trends in electrification are placing increasing demands on the power electronics for improved efficiency, higher power capability and higher power density. Since these demands apply to systems, the requirements extend down to the component level. Silicon carbide (SiC) is poised to rapidly replace silicon (Si) in many applications due to the higher performance characteristics

GaN Systems Class D Audio

2020-10-14T16:52:24-05:00October 14th, 2020|Categories: Featured, GaN Power Transistor Test & Evaluation Products, GaN Systems|

Evaluation platform and associated documentation from GaN Systems GaN E-HEMT fast switching, low Coss, and zero QRR enables a new level of performance for Class D Audio amplifiers. This GaN-based EVB platform provides an excellent reference design for implementing a high performance, low cost audio system. The Class D amplifier and companion power supply designs

Streamlined SiC Development With a Total System Solution: Marching Toward a New Paradigm

2020-10-14T16:40:03-05:00October 14th, 2020|Categories: Article, Featured, Microchip|

Today, multiple silicon carbide (SiC) device suppliers update their growing product catalogs every few months. As options increase, the next challenge facing the widespread adoption of SiC is the design-in process. Using these fast-switching components requires a multifaceted, holistic solution involving the semiconductor die, package, gate driver, and the interactions of all three technologies. This

Article: Guidelines for Thermal Management of GaN Transistors

2020-10-08T10:22:14-05:00October 8th, 2020|Categories: Article, Featured, GaN Systems|

GaN transistors are increasingly used in various fields: in the automotive sector, for the supply of electrical power, and for the conversion and use of current. These components will soon replace their respective predecessors. This article takes a look at how to better manage the different operating conditions, including critical ones, in order to optimize

Article: Simple technique measures performance of GaN-based power supplies

2020-10-07T13:52:53-05:00October 7th, 2020|Categories: Article, Featured, GaN Systems|

Today, most power supply roadmaps have GaN transistors incorporated into them as a key platform. The advantages of GaN transistors compared to Si MOSFETs, IGBTs, and SiC MOSFETs means engineers are extensively designing them into their systems. However, these advancements with GaN transistors in switching power supplies have also made characterizing the performance of these

Technical Article: Appreciating onboard EV Charging Systems

2020-09-28T10:45:17-05:00September 28th, 2020|Categories: Article, Featured|

In this system, a boost converter charges the battery in Electric Vehicles (EV). A conventional OBC (onboard charging system) has a bridge rectifier to convert the input AC voltage to DC but, during the rectification process, there is high conduction, and switching losses and heating issues are also attached to it. Interleaved topologies are

Power Source / Sink Inverters for high efficiency EV Battery Charging and Solar Energy Generation on Three-Phase Utility

2020-09-28T10:23:41-05:00September 28th, 2020|Categories: Article, Featured, Vincotech|

The race for power conversion efficiency over 99% continues. New innovative topologies are competing with the standard half-bridge topology using SiC and GaN semiconductor technologies. Requirements for high-efficient power conversion both unidirectional and bidirectional are getting standard in the wide field of applications ranging from EV battery chargers, solar inverters and UPS to industrial

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