Download my current issue here: December 2023

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141250-Volt GaN Switcher IC
16Advantages of ICS’s as Current Sensors
20GaN Power: Proven Reliability; Competitively Priced
24Advancements in GaN Motor Drive Inverters Revolutionize UAV Drones for Agricultural Applications
28Conducted EMI Reduction Techniques for Wireless Power Systems
32Baseplate-Less Power Modules offer Thermal Resistance and Robustness
40Student Team Sets World E-Car Acceleration Record
42Intelligent, Configurable Digital Gate Drivers Accelerate Time-to-Market While Unleashing the Full Potential of Silicon Carbide (SiC) Technology
46Low Quiescent Current Automotive Linear Regulators
50Medical Converters for Healthy Batteries
54XPT<sup>TM</sup> 650 V and 1200 V A-Class Discrete IGBTs
58What Are the Most Important Timing Factors for Low Power Precision Signal Chain Applications? Part 1

 Is There Hope for Peace

Now war is a reality again in Israel, Gaza, the Ukraine and many other places in our world. It is a pity that diplomacy could not prevent this as history has shown us that there will only be losers left at the end. The people, driven by religion, pushing war and terrorism must be stopped. ‘Please stop the war’ is my message to all politicians throughout the world and stand up and work for peace. Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for food during the year and also to provide food to survive the winter. It is important to support all the poor in the world.
All these memories and past stories about war, which were told by my parents, return while watching the news on TV. There are never winners after wars. I have grown up in peace but have missed Grandpas and Uncles because they had served in the military and did not return home from World War one and two. Wars definitely destroy the resources that are needed to save our environment so that our children can have a safe world. We are all losers in the end, but mainly it will be the wider population who will suffer the most. It has an impact on all of us. My hope is that all of our children and grandchildren will grow up in peace and that war will not escalate in all areas of the world. Working to stop the war must be our most important task. I have once again donated 1.000 € to UNICEF to help the children in the war zones. This is what we would usually spend sending Christmas cards and we have donated this for the past two years. In my opinion, this is more worthwhile, and I would like to encourage my readers and contributors to offer similar help. 2023 finally returns us to Munich for my conference. We decided to run my 2023 WBG again at the Munich Airport Hilton. Our program has experts from all around the world. We are happy to come together in person, back here in Munich after all the restrictions during the past covid years.

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My Green Power Tip for the Month:
If you are using oil or gas for heating, a heat pump is a great alternative to lower your CO2 footprint. This will also help to reduce your total energy consumption.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year