frequent 03_2011 - Research news from the Ferdinand-Braun-Institut

Topic: power electronics

  • energy-efficient technological solutions
  • high-voltage transistors
  • normally-off transistors
  • Schottky diodes
  • products in focus
  • research in focus

Editorial

Director of the FBH, Günther Tränkle
Director of the FBH, Günther Tränkle

As a key technology, power electronics is cross-industrially used in a great variety of applications, ranging from automobile industry and industrial networks to power converters in solar plants and wind power stations. Due to reduced costs, improved reliability and higher power densities, the global demand for energy-saving power components based on gallium nitride increases. At FBH, we develop novel topologies and designs required to open up the performance potential of the material. With our third frequent issue, we present our concepts and solutions for energy-efficient power components. We wish you an inspiring reading.