Motor Drives, Robotics & Controls

September 2022
3-Phase EMC Filter Series Designed for Machine Safety

3-Phase EMC Filter Series Designed for Machine Safety

­SCHURTER expands the FMAC NEO and FMAD NEO 3-phase filter families to meet IEC 60204-1. Downsized for smaller footprint, without any compromise to performance, the two new filter series are suitable for use in energy applications such as EV fast charging and battery storage, as well as industrial applications in
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Date:
09/21/2022
800 V and 950 V AC-DC Integrated Power Stages Expand the Fixed-Frequency CoolSET Portfolio

800 V and 950 V AC-DC Integrated Power Stages Expand the Fixed-Frequency CoolSET Portfolio

­Optimized performance, efficiency, and reliability in high-voltage power supplies need to be combined with reduced bill-of-material (BOM) count and cost, as well as lower design efforts. With its 5th generation fixed-frequency (FF) CoolSET portfolio, Infineon Technologies AG offers the ri
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Date:
09/14/2022
Dispelling a Myth – GaN and Motor Drivers

Marco Palma, Director of Motor Drives Systems and Applications at EPC

There is a commonly held belief in the industry that GaN devices are wasted on inverters for electric motors. After all, if the performance of the system is restricted by the use of a 20KHz PWM, then there can be little benefit in using a material that gains the majority of its advantages from faster switching sp
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Date:
09/13/2022
Expanded Family of Packaged GaN FETs Offers Footprint Compatible Solutions to Optimize Performance vs. Cost

Expanded Family of Packaged GaN FETs Offers Footprint Compatible Solutions to Optimize Performance vs. Cost

­EPC expands the selection of off-the-shelf GaN FETs in thermally enhanced QFN packages with the introduction of the 100 V EPC2306 designed for 48 V DC-DC conversion used in high-density computing applications, in 48 V BLDC motor drives for e-mobility and robotics, and in solar optimizers an
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Date:
09/08/2022