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16Saving Costs with Solution for Power Modules
18Gallium Nitride-Based AC-DC Converter ICs
20Disrupting Conventional Electrical Power within Automotive
22The Next Generation of SiC Power Modules
28The Simplicity of Driving CoolSiC MOSFETs: A Gate Driving Design Guide
32Designing a SiC-MOSFET Based 6.6kW Bi-Directional EV On-Board Charger
36Choosing the Right Current Sensor to Observe the Current Waveform of Switching Devices
40A Step Forward for Benchmark and Design Tools for Power Electronics
44Voltage Dividers in Power Supplies
46Piezo Haptic Solutions: Touch me – Feel me!
50Digital Power Supply Loop Design Step-by-Step: Part 2
54A High Temperature Gate Driver for Half Bridge SiC MOSFET 62mm Power Modules
58Specialising Performance: Collaboration Gets it Right with Custom Power Magnetics
62900 A 1200 V EconoDUAL 3 Has Highest Power Density and Performance Using New IGBT7

Picking Strawberries

August always brings back memories from the past from when I was working for RCA / GE and later HARRIS, in Mountain Top, PA. During a visit to the factory, a friend took me to the Pocono Mountains and a strawberry field. We picked berries and his wife baked a nice cake. In those days, I worked on a power module program, hoping to catch up with established manufactures. That was in the mid 90s - management hesitated to spend enough money to be successful, and shortly later Harris got out of power semiconductors. And that was the starting point of my editorial career, and then starting my own publication. So all's well that ends well.

Summer will soon be over and we look forward to the fall and exciting events ahead of us. Starting with EPE ECCE in Genoa Italy in September, followed by productronica together with SEMICON Europe in November in Munich, and then sps in Nuremberg. Finally, we have the Wide Band Gap power conference early December.

It is a shame to see politicians targeting minorities just for their own voter appeal. Working for more than 40 years in international business and having lots of friends around the world, it worries me that protectionism, borders and walls are making life more difficult for so many. History has shown that such actions end mostly in disasters – walls never resolve underlying problems. Examples are the Great Wall in China, the wall that divided Germany, and the wall between the two Korean nations today. We must understand that our world is one big community, our only home. We need to keep on with political democratization world-over.

It is essential to save our resources for the survival of future generations. More air conditioners cannot be the answer for global warming. Power electronics can help to stabilize energy usage by using modern power semiconductors to reduce losses and boost efficiency. Wide band gap (WBG) semiconductors help to achieve these goals. We Engineers must drive this progress.

Experts will once again gather together in Munich for a WBG power conference at the Hilton Hotel at Munich airport on December 3rd, 9 am to 5 pm. We are in the final planning phase of the event - more details will be published soon. Look out for it – it's a hot (or is that cool) topic.

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My Green Power Tip for the Month:
If you're not in a hurry to dry your clothes, try air drying them instead of putting them in the dryer. It may take longer, but that will save lots of energy.

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