half-bridge solution - the Ultra FRFET family- optimizes designs by providing
best-in-class reverse recovery time (trr) of 35ns - 65ns and the industry's
smallest reverse recovery current (1.8 - 3.1A). These devices are part of a
comprehensive portfolio of MOSFETs that offer designers a wide range of
breakdown voltages (-500V to 1000V), state-of-the-art packaging and
industry-leading FOM to deliver efficient power management anywhere electronic
power conversion is needed. Fairchild's Ultra FRFET (Ultra Fast recovery
MOSFET) is an industry first. Ultra FRFET works well with less than four diodes
in high voltage backlight inverter and reduces costs in high voltage backlight
inverters by approximately $0.20. Potential savings are expected to be over
$26M in 2010 because the production of CCFL backlit LCD TV is 130M sets. The
combination technology of lifetime control process and UniFETTM mosfets achieves
soft reverse recovery characteristics and big diode dv/dt immunity guaranteeing
20V/ns compared with 4.5V/ns of normal MOSFET. The soft reverse recovery characteristics
improved EMI characteristics in LCD TV sets and big diode dv/dt immunity
improved system reliability during high frequency operation at high
temperatures. When compared to alternate solutions offering a typical gate
charge of only 16nC, the Ultra FRFET products are instrumental in reducing the
turn-on and turn-off losses of the MOSFET through its significantly lower gate
charge (Qg(typ) = 11nC). These products also feature a robust dv/dt immunity of
20V/ns, ensuring reliability and strong EMI performance to protect the LCD TVs
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.