The FSAM50SM60A and FSAM755M60A devices offer 50A and 75A ratings, respectively, and are made for the 5kW to 7.5 kW commercial and industrial inverter motor designs. They take up half the space of other solutions, with 60 × 31mm dual inline packages. They transfer heat through direct bonded copper substrates. They come with six IGBTs, six freewheeling diodes, three HVICs, one LVIC and one thermistor. They have integrated sensorless control and temperature monitoring, plus an integrated thermistor for over-temperature condition monitoring. They offer switching frequencies up to 20 kHz. They are lead-free, meet or exceed the joint IPC/JEDEC standard J-STD-020C and are compliant with current European Union requirements.
Engineers at Fuel Cell Energy have found a way to take advantage of a side reaction, unique to their carbonate fuel cell that has nothing to do with energy production, as a potential, cost-effective solution to capturing carbon from fossil fuel power plants.
To get to a trillion sensors in the IoT that we all look forward to, there are many challenges to commercialization that still remain, including interoperability, the lack of standards, and the issue of security, to name a few.
This is part one of an article discussing the University of Washington’s nationally ranked FSAE electric car (eCar) and combustible car (cCar). Stay tuned for part two, tomorrow, which will discuss the four unique PCBs used in both the eCar and cCars.
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