Download my current issue here: October 2022

12PTVS Models Meet High Surge Current Protection Requirements in Smallest DFN Package
14EMC Lab and Services for Europe
164th Generation SiC MOSFET in Totem Pole PFC for High-Performance SMPS
22Chasing the Speed of Light
26SMPD™ : An Advanced Isolated Packaging to Fully Exploit the Advantages of SiC MOSFETs
30500 kW DC-DC Conversion using 1200A / 1200V SiC Power Modules
36The Latest 3.3 kV IGBT4 Opens New Horizons in Power Density
40Compact, Modular Inverter Manufactured Using Standard Components

 Show Season has Begun

After two years without any live events, things are moving back towards normality in 2022. PCIM Europe and Embedded World were the tests for all of us and worked very well. I have to admit that I was very skeptical back in May when we packed our car and drove to Nuremberg. Of course, not everything is as it was before Covid, but my impression is that things are back on the right track. This was our experience last month, in Hannover, when we visited the EPE ECCE. By the way, this was one of the very few events in our area where we didn’t need to take more than an 2 hour-long car ride. It was very well organised and the start of the trade fair season for us this autumn. Most of the established events are still alive and coming back, I recommend that you check out the extensive events calendar on our website to search for the ones that are of interest to you. To name but a few: ECCE, IEDM and WiPDA are in the US, and SEMICON Japan, PCIM Asia and a Wide Bandgap Forum by Bodo's Power China in Asia. Europe, which traditionally has some of the biggest trade fairs, will host SPS in Nuremberg and of course Electronica in November - the one I know that many of you have been waiting for over the last few years. In fact, so have I, and I'm really looking forward to Munich. And while there weren't too many Asian visitors at the earlier events, my recent visit to InnoTrans in Berlin showed that travel has become possible again from some areas of Asia. Of course, this can change from one day to the next and I really hope that this text is not obsolete after it has been published.

Speaking of events: Our Wide Bandgap event this year is developing fantastically. Most of last year's speakers have already confirmed their participation, and we also have many new companies presenting their technology approaches. If you haven’t received an invitation to speak and would like one, please get in touch. There are not many slots left, and I’m not saying this for marketing reasons or to sell you something, but to advise you to be quick if you’re interested! If you need further information about our event, please go to where you can also find last year's presentations. You won't regret it!

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My Green Power Tip for the Month:
Cold season is coming, and we all suffer from the increased cost for energy. Thoughtful use of heating is more important than ever. Turning off the systems completely is usually not economical; restarts may cause high consumption.

Best regards