The picture shows a new Gate Driver PCB for driving a Full H-Bridge using Silicon MOSFETS. This board uses two of the Analog Devices Corp (ADC) P/N: AduM4221-2, isolated half-bridge driver IC to make a 4-channel, full H-Bridge gate driver. Of course, the upper FETs both need an isolated 12VDC to 15VDC power supply. This […]

The Role of a Power Electronics Engineer

A power electronics engineer plays a crucial role in the design, analysis, and implementation of electronic systems that handle and control the flow of electrical power. Their work encompasses various aspects of engineering, including signal processing, analog and digital electronics, circuit theory, electrical machines, control systems, electromagnetics, and semiconductor physics. Let’s explore the role of […]

Gan DC-DC Converters with up to 97.5% Efficiency:

GAN (Gallium Nitride) DC-DC converters have gained significant attention in recent years due to their high efficiency and other advantages over traditional silicon-based converters. The efficiency of a DC-DC converter is a critical parameter as it determines how much power is lost in the conversion process. Here are some key points about the efficiency of […]

Five MOSFET Failure Modes

MOSFETs (Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor Field-Effect Transistors) are commonly used semiconductor devices in a wide range of electronic applications. They can fail due to various factors and operating conditions. Some common MOSFET failure modes include: