Bodo's WBG Expert Talk

Talk to the experts! Join my virtual roundtable, focused on wide bandgap technology. Our goal is to keep the dialog going on, independent of any events that are hosted on fixed dates. These expert talks will build on the articles we published in the magazine, giving you the chance to ask questions to the experts out of the industry.

If you are interested in participating as an expert, please plan your article for the magazine. We will then invite you to one of the upcoming rounds. Our aim is to give as many companies as possible this opportunity, as we are sure that a wide variety of contributions is of value to everyone. Different speakers will bring new perspectives and approaches.

A huge thank you goes out to all participants of our successful September edition of Bodo’s Expert Talk, of course especially to the speakers for making this such a lively discussion!

Recordings of all Expert Talk sessions are now available here.

We look forward to the next episode, coming to you in January 2022.
And don’t miss the current issue of the magazine – it is waiting for you in my archive!

Below you find the articles that are addressed in my last expert talk. Recordings will be available about one week after the event.

Silicon Carbide (SiC) Current Limiting Devices
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  • SiC
  • 2021-09-29 3:00

A known justification for Electrical Protection is to prevent transitory event like lightning, EMI, short-circuit, as well as transitory power-up effects, from disturbing and possibly permanently damage impacted electronic systems.

By Dr Jean-Baptiste Fonder (FAE), Dr Dominique Tournier (CTO), Gonzalo Picun (BDM) and Laurent Martinez (Sales Mgr), CALY Technologies (ask-caly@bodospower.com)

This article was published in our July 2020 issue.

Hard Paralleling SiC MOSFET Based Power Modules
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  • SiC
  • 2021-09-29 3:00

Perhaps the most fundamental question concerning this topic is to ask why parallel modules? What is the advantage of paralleling 2 x 200A modules to make a 400A module, why not simply use a 400A part? On the commercial side, in the 1200V class, IGBT modules are available in multiple current ratings and packages up to 3600A.

By Andre Lenze, David Levett, Ziqing Zheng and Krzysztof Mainka, Infineon Technologies (ask-infineon@bodospower.com)

This article was published in our September 2020 issue.

9th ECPE SiC & GaN User Forum
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  • SiC
  • 2021-09-29 3:00

“Potential of Wide Bandgap Semiconductors in Power Electronic Applications” Munich/virtual (hybrid), 30 June - 01 July 2021 The biannual ECPE Wide Bandgap User Forum is dedicated to report and discuss state of the art and prospects of SiC and GaN devices in power electronic systems.

By Andreas Lindemann, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Chair for Power Electronics (ask-ecpe@bodospower.com)

This article was published in our August 2021 issue.

Why Motors Are Smaller, Faster and More Precise With GaN
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  • GaN
  • 2021-09-29 4:30

With the growing adoption and increasing applications of GaN, Bodo Arlt has taken the opportunity to talk to EPC’s CEO and Co-Founder Alex Lidow to discuss what he believes is the next big market for this evolving technology.

By Bodo Arlt, Publishing Editor, Bodo’s Power Systems (ask-epc@bodospower.com)

This article was published in our September 2021 issue.

How Lightweight 5G is Made Possible by GaN
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  • GaN
  • 2021-09-29 4:30

With the launch of 5G, this next generation cellular network promises a trilogy of capabilities that will change how we approach wireless applications. Offering massive connectivity, tremendous throughput, and ultra-low latency, many applications will, at last, be able to ditch the wire.

By Giuseppe Bernacchia, Senior Principal Application Engineer and Moshe Domb, Director Application Engineering at Infineon Technologies (ask-infineon@bodospower.com)

This article was published in our September 2021 issue.

GaN FETs Become the Technology of Choice for Audiophiles
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  • GaN
  • 2021-09-29 4:30

Gallium nitride (GaN) FETs are becoming widely preferred in many products, from low power, low-cost applications such as smart device chargers all the way up to high power automotive applications. Mostly, designers are impressed by the increased efficiency and ower density that GaN delivers, which results in devices that have greater power capabilities than their silicon counterparts.

By Ilian Bonov, GaN International Product Marketing Engineer, Nexperia (ask-nexperia@bodospower.com)

This article was published in our September 2021 issue.