Technical Features

June 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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Keeping Systems Running Cooler
Taming the heat is one of the biggest design challenges facing system architects and power supply manufactures today. Free air flow through the power supply is critical for improving performance
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Isolate to Communicate
RS485 networks provide the backbone for communications in applications ranging from industrial control systems to roadside traffic message boards. In environments where high voltages are present,
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Maximized Manufacturability
Customers of power electronics increasingly require new, easy connection and mounting technologies. PressFIT technology creates the possibility of solderless mounting combined with an improved
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Custom Power
Despite the best intentions at the outset of an electronic product's design, it is commonplace for the power supply specification to evolve during the process and to only be finalized late on.
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Contain the Heat
Over the past few years, several manufacturers have developed high-power handling general purpose chip resistors covering a wide resistance range. Most of these high-power chip resistors are extensions
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