Technical Features

May 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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09/01/2021
LED Lighting Variants
A power-saving, environmentally friendly, long-life, compact and (above all) cost-effective light source - LEDs have created an entirely new generation of lamps. According to the International
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05/01/2010

Inductors for Illumination
A wide variety of driver circuits is needed to support new LED applications and the demands for high performance are challenging designers to be as creative as possible with new circuit techniques.
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05/01/2010
Power Factor Perfection
Most modern power supplies are required to contain the harmonic content of the current they absorb from the line. Practically, regulations request the line current to be nearly sinusoidal and in
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05/01/2010
LED Lighting Circuit Protection Strategies
As government agencies, industry and consumers look for ways to reduce energy costs, light-emitting diode (LED) lighting technology is expected to boom. LED technology has advanced rapidly, with
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05/01/2010