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Expanded CoolSiC Portfolio Enables High-Power Density Solutions for 1500 VDC Applications
­The increasing demand for high-power density is pushing developers to adopt 1500 V DC link in their applications to increase the rated power-per-inverter and reduce system costs. However, 1500 V DC based systems also pose more challenges on the system design, such as fast switching at high DC
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Date:
05/13/2022
Solid-State Relays Provide Industry-Leading Reliability
­Building on more than two decades of experience developing new isolation manufacturing technologies and integrated circuits (ICs) for high-voltage systems, Texas Instruments (TI) introduced a new portfolio of solid-state relays, including automotive-qualified isolated drivers and switches, that deliver industry-leading re
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Date:
05/12/2022
PSDcast – Will Autonomous Air Taxis Deploy Before Autonomous Cars?

Professor Naira Hovakimyan from the University of Illinois’ Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering department

­Because of the imperfection of the autonomous systems, but more importantly, the unpredictability of human drivers, fully self-driving vehicles have been slow to deploy in larger numbers. But what about an arena – the sky – with no pedestrians and no other vehicles aside from low-flying planes? Take all that un
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Date:
05/05/2022
Why did Tesla Give up on Battery Swapping?
­Battery swapping is a roundabout way to address “range anxiety” – a roundabout way that ignores technological progress. It focuses on the symptoms – rather than the cause – of an ailment that’s impeding the wider deployment of electric vehicles. And oddly enough, one of the leading innovators in the EV
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Date:
05/01/2022