By Josef Lutz, Heinrich Schlangenotto, Uwe Scheuermann, Rik De Doncker
Semiconductor energy units are the guts of strength electronics. They be sure the functionality of strength converters and make allowance topologies with excessive potency. Semiconductor homes, pn-junctions and the actual phenomena for realizing energy units are mentioned intensive. operating ideas of cutting-edge energy diodes, thyristors, MOSFETs and IGBTs are defined intimately, in addition to key elements of semiconductor equipment creation know-how. In perform, not just the semiconductor, but additionally the thermal and mechanical houses of packaging and interconnection applied sciences are necessary to are expecting equipment habit in circuits. put on and getting older mechanisms are pointed out and reliability analyses ideas are built. distinctive details on harmful mechanisms, together with commonplace failure images, permits evaluate of the ruggedness of strength units. additionally parasitic results, similar to machine brought about electromagnetic interference difficulties, are addressed. The publication concludes with glossy strength digital approach integration concepts and trends.