Technical Features

April 2010
Integration is What You Need

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Figure 1. WBG and silicon power switch Infineon brands positioning

Introduction Today’s switch-mode power supplies (SMPS) are smaller, more efficient, and lower-cost than ever. The key to their performance is the power switch technologies at their heart – but how should designers choose the right material for this and find the best component to meet their needs? While silicon is the most widely-known constituent of semiconductors, a new group of wide bandgap (WBG) materials is increasingly finding its way into applications. One example is gallium nitride (
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Cool Power from Danfoss
Modern wind turbines are being designed for a lifetime of 15-20 years. In the special case of wind power, the turbines are expected to run 24 hours a day, 365 days a year when the wind allows.
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The Way Forward for Solar
PV modules, or panels, produce direct current (DC) electricity, typically with a peak output up to 250 Watts. With suitable control circuits, they can be used to charge a battery - which also generates
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In the past two years of the recession, the power systems design industry has been in the very challenging position of fine-tuning solutions to address the ever-pressing issue of energy supply
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Modular UPS Systems
A tailored and integrated approach to power protection, comprising modular UPS and fully-matched standby generators, is helping businesses sustain vital uptime and availability. Changes
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