Design FAQs http://powerelectronics.com/taxonomy/term/20141/more en Design FAQ: Testing Wide-Band-Gap Semiconductor Devices For Reliability http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/design-faq-testing-wide-band-gap-semiconductor-devices-reliability <div class="field-deck"> Keithley - A Tektronix Company </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Why do wide-band-gap semiconductors create special reliability testing needs? What are some of the key tests for reliability testing? Why are wide-band-gap devices more challenging to test? What’s being done to facilitate reliability testing? </div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/design-faq-testing-wide-band-gap-semiconductor-devices-reliability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/design-faq-testing-wide-band-gap-semiconductor-devices-reliability#comments Design FAQs Power Management Wed, 11 Jun 2014 14:46:00 +0000 34571 at http://powerelectronics.com Designing Controllers For Motorized Appliances For A Global Market http://powerelectronics.com/design-faqs/designing-controllers-motorized-appliances-global-market <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Worldwide, what are the most stringent design requirements for the electronics of motor-driven household appliances? What do they affect? What, explicitly, do these standards address</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/design-faqs/designing-controllers-motorized-appliances-global-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/design-faqs/designing-controllers-motorized-appliances-global-market#comments Design FAQs Tue, 20 May 2014 16:08:00 +0000 33891 at http://powerelectronics.com IGBTs: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) http://powerelectronics.com/discrete-power-semis/igbts-frequently-asked-questions-faqs <div class="field-byline"> Satyavrat Laud, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Renesas Electronics America Inc. </div> <div class="field-deck"> The IGBT combines the simple gate-drive characteristics of the MOSFET with the high-current and low-saturation-voltage capability of the bipolar transistor in a single device. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The IGBT combines the simple gate-drive characteristics of the MOSFET with the high-current and low-saturation-voltage capability of the bipolar transistor in a single device.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/discrete-power-semis/igbts-frequently-asked-questions-faqs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/discrete-power-semis/igbts-frequently-asked-questions-faqs#comments Design FAQs Discrete Power Semis Tue, 06 May 2014 22:02:00 +0000 33461 at http://powerelectronics.com FAQS: Wireless Power Transfer http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/faqs-wireless-power-transfer <div class="field-deck"> The W.P.C 1.1 Standard governs the wireless transfer of power between compliant transmitters and receivers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The W.P.C 1.1 Standard governs the wireless transfer of power between compliant transmitters and receivers.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/faqs-wireless-power-transfer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-management/faqs-wireless-power-transfer#comments Engineering Essentials Design FAQs Power Management Tue, 25 Feb 2014 17:42:00 +0000 31211 at http://powerelectronics.com Power Supply Characteristics FAQs http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/power-supply-characteristics-faqs <div class="field-deck"> System designers must understand efficiency and other performance parameters to achieve the maximum benefit from the power system. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A power supply’s characteristics influence the performance and design of an electronic system. </div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/power-supply-characteristics-faqs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/power-supply-characteristics-faqs#comments Design FAQs Power Electronics Systems Mon, 09 Dec 2013 20:57:00 +0000 29371 at http://powerelectronics.com FAQs: Low Dropout (LDO) Linear Regulators http://powerelectronics.com/regulators/faqs-low-dropout-ldo-linear-regulators <div class="field-deck"> A look at the performance advantages and applications for low dropout regulators (LDOs). </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A look at the performance advantages and applications for low dropout regulators (LDOs).</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/regulators/faqs-low-dropout-ldo-linear-regulators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/regulators/faqs-low-dropout-ldo-linear-regulators#comments Design FAQs Regulators Wed, 04 Dec 2013 20:30:00 +0000 29251 at http://powerelectronics.com Testing GaN and SiC Devices: FAQs http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/testing-gan-and-sic-devices-faqs <div class="field-deck"> Silicon carbide and gallium nitride power semiconductors require different test setups than their silicon counterparts, due to their higher power density, smaller size, better high temperature performance, higher frequency response, and lower on-resistance. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Silicon carbide and gallium nitride power semiconductors require different test setups than their silicon counterparts, due to their higher power density, smaller size, better high temperature performance, higher frequency response, and lower on-resistance.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/testing-gan-and-sic-devices-faqs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/testing-gan-and-sic-devices-faqs#comments Design FAQs Power Electronics Systems Thu, 17 Oct 2013 18:34:00 +0000 27422 at http://powerelectronics.com SiC Transistor Basics: FAQs http://powerelectronics.com/discrete-power-semis/sic-transistor-basics-faqs <div class="field-deck"> Silicon Carbide (SiC) MOSFETs exhibit higher blocking voltage, lower on state resistance and higher thermal conductivity than their silicon counterparts. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Silicon Carbide (SiC) MOSFETs exhibit higher blocking voltage, lower on state resistance and higher thermal conductivity than their silicon counterparts. </div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/discrete-power-semis/sic-transistor-basics-faqs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/discrete-power-semis/sic-transistor-basics-faqs#comments Design FAQs Discrete Power Semis Wed, 09 Oct 2013 18:33:00 +0000 26862 at http://powerelectronics.com GaN Basics: FAQs http://powerelectronics.com/gan-transistors/gan-basics-faqs <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A primer on Gallium Nitride transistors by Power Electronics Editor-in-Chief Sam Davis, with the help of Dr. Alex Lidow of Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) and Carl Blake of Transphorm, Inc.</div> <p><a href="http://powerelectronics.com/gan-transistors/gan-basics-faqs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 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