Deadly sins in power electronics
Werner Bresch/ Managing Director of GvA Leistungselektronik
Power semiconductors can be found in many applications providing high performances in a targeted, managed and reliable manner.Development departments put much effort to meet the requirements of practical applications. In many cases, development costs incurred this way can be considerable, as can the costs for hardware.All the more remarkable then to note that sometimes inadvertence or minor design negligence thwarts these efforts. In many cases, this can be attributed to the requirement to minimise manufacturing costs for the design - with the result that a few cents are saved at a certain point at which perhaps no savings should have been made.
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