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16A Complete Set of Tools for MMC Studies
18PowerForge: A Game-Changing Tool for Power Converter Design
20Win a Microchip Curiosity HPC Development Board
22Semiconductors Bring Robots Closer to Humans
24ROHM Focusses on WBG for Automotive and Industrial Markets
3015 Years Anniversary of the European Center for Power Electronics ECPE
34Indian IT Expert Got a Job in Nuremberg with the Blue Card
38Maximise Your Power: With New Chips and New Topologies to the Next Level of Power Density
44Designing Custom Inductors with ONE Design Equation
48Hitachi Suijin Series Power Modules for Electric Vehicles
54Making Single-Phase Solar Inverters Smaller, Cheaper & Safer
62New Transfer Molded SMD Type IPM
66Aluminum Sealed Film Capacitors for Harsh Humid Environments
68Making the Most of Three-Level NPC Topology
72eGaN FET-Based Synchronous Rectification
76Handling Late Changes in Power System Designs
80DCM 1000X - Designed to Meet the Future SiC Demand of Electric Vehicle Drive Trains
84Temperature and Overload Protected Triac – TOPTriac
88Benefiting from the Evolution in Power Transistors
90Optimisation of dV/dt – Losses Trade Off Using Switchable Gate Resistance
94Dynamically Configurable Off-Line Switcher IC for Higher Application Flexibility
100Class 2 MLCC Dielectrics and the Case of the Missing Capacitance
102New Advances in Friction Stir Welding for Cold Plate Manufacture

Editorial
Showtime in Nuremberg!

On Tuesday, the 5th of June, PCIM Europe and SMT will be open for visitors – always exciting to meet again in Nuremberg for these two events! At my home, Ingrid has already served delicious asparagus (I help with the prep) and we hope that the season extends into June. So far PCIM Europe has been always in May - so no problems for the asparagus. I've been an advisory board member since the late 80's - time does fly by, but asparagus remains the special treat. I look forward to the local asparagus of Nuremberg.

IGBT switches have been a most important innovation in the last century. Now wide band gap technologies are the driving factors to more efficient designs. Both silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) have shown reliability and serve their particular areas of best expertise. GaN is most successful in the lower voltage range, while SiC serves predominantly at higher voltages, and some overlap is showing up. A future player could be gallium arsenide (GaAs) for upcoming new power semiconductors. At PCIM, all the well positioned players will be presenting their latest and showing applications of wide band gap devices in the mainstream now.

In a tradition of nearly two decades, I have invited experts from industry leaders to present their latest achievements in wide band gap development. Come to the podium at PCIM Europe on
Wednesday, 6th of June, at Hall 6, Booth 155
From 13:30 to 14:30 we have: "SIC - Devices for the Future Design"
From 14:30 to 15:30 we have: "GaN - Devices for the Future Design"
Mark up your calendar and we will see you in Nuremberg. PCIM is the big family event for Power Electronics in Europe.
A second conference on wide band gap power applications, organized by ICC media and my magazine, will emphasize getting started with these devices and making the design process easier. Last year the presentations were well received, so we repeat the event in Munich, on December 4th, at the Airport Hilton.

My magazine is delivered by postal service to all places in the world. It is the only magazine that globally serves the need of technical information on power electronics.

Bodo's Power Systems reaches readers around the world. We have EE tech as a partner to serve North America more efficiently. If you are using any kind of tablet or smart phone, you will find all of our content on the website www.eepower.com. If you speak the language, or just want to have a look, don’t miss our Chinese version: www.bodospowerchina.com

My Green Power Tip for June:
Travel in groups by car to Nuremberg. Fill the seats with your colleagues and save energy.

See you in Nuremberg, and at my podium Wednesday the 6th.

Best Regards
Bodo
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