Monthly Archives: July 2018

By Christopher Rocneanu, Technical Business Development at UnitedSiC and Firas Hijjawi, Deep Sea Electronics Power division team leader   Efficiency is a concept that applies to many things, from the way we tie our shoelaces to the flight paths of airliners. The pursuance of efficiency can form the foundation of a business, particularly one that

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July 27, 2018

The economics of large solar farms are based on making money by selling energy to the grid. Energy-conversion efficiency and equipment costs are extremely important factors determining viability, and both are influenced by design choices that shape the inverter and associated power-conditioning electronics. Silicon carbide technology promises major gains in efficiency, but other factors have

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July 26, 2018

By Anup Bhalla, VP Engineering at UnitedSiC   The cascode has proved to be a very useful structure since it was conceived way back in the vacuum-tube age to overcome the Miller effect, which causes a signal source to see an input capacitance much greater than the parasitic capacitances present in the device. Of course,

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July 19, 2018

By Anup Bhalla, VP Engineering at UnitedSiC Silicon carbide has offered plenty of promise as a power-semiconductor wonder material, but has only recently taken off commercially. What has happened to kickstart SiC’s success, and what are its prospects for the future? Although silicon carbide (SiC) has existed since the dawn of time (it occurs naturally,

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July 11, 2018

By Christopher Rocneanu, Director of Sales EMEA & NA at UnitedSiC Switched-mode topologies have come to dominate today’s power conversion scene, offering greater efficiency, reduced heat dissipation and smaller circuit size than traditional linear principles. These are compelling advantages in all but a few applications. Still, there is room for improvement, as designers seek to

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July 5, 2018