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Ideal Powers' B-TRAN Development

Discussion in 'Technical' started by EV2BFREE, Aug 23, 2015.

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  1. EV2BFREE

    EV2BFREE Member

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    Link to to the current technology of IGBTs can be found here:
    Bosch Automotive Electronics - IGBT half bridge for (H) EV inverters - YouTube

    Is this new technology a big deal regarding semiconductor power switches or just a minor improvement?

    From the White paper:
    "Semiconductor power switches are criticalcomponents in power conversion for a wide
    variety of high efficiency and clean energy
    applications including motor drives, electric
    vehicles, renewable energy generation, and
    energy storage. Improving the efficiency and
    performance of semiconductor power switch
    components can have wide benefits, improving
    the economics and accelerating deployment of
    these applications."


    http://content.stockpr.com/idealpower/media/b875ed3ec8918b61ec0accd94b1f01fe.pdf
     
  2. tom66

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    I don't see anything particularly innovative; hybrid IGBT modules using on board temperature sensor and SenseFET layout for current sensing are fairly common in industrial applicatiosn already.
     

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