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Fuse protection for up to 48V electrical systems in vehicles

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Due to the acceleration in the electrification of cars, the 12V electrical system is reaching its limits, since an increasing number of mechanical functions are being performed electrically. A 48V sub-electrical system powers high performance consumers. New concepts are therefore required for fuse protection. BOSCH Semiconductors is busy working on the development of an IC for protecting 12V…48V electrical...

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Lithium-ion batteries: How can thermal runaway be prevented?

created by Andreas Mangler, Director Strategic Marketing & Communications Roland Hofmann, Product Sales Manager Thermal Management Both with Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH |   Knowledge

A Tesla driver died in Switzerland after his car crashed and burst into flames. In Silicon Valley, a Tesla battery reignited again and again days after catching fire in a crash. In both cases, there was talk of thermal runaway in the lithium-ion battery. What is thermal runaway and how can this risk be reduced?

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Which LEDs are ideal for horticultural lighting?

created by Svenja Mahler, Product Sales Manager Opto (LED IR), Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH |   Knowledge

Professional horticultural lighting allows plants to grow even when natural light is lacking, and can even help to produce more fruit or larger leaves. Such lighting solutions are enabled by the precise control of LEDs with the right wavelength using appropriate drivers. Very easy-to-use solutions are available for this purpose, most of them even plug & play.

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Control Integrated Power System (CIPOS™) Intelligent Power Modules (IPM) family by Infineon

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The CIPOS™ IPMs are families of highly integrated, compact power modules designed to drive motors in applications ranging from home appliances, to fans, pumps and general purpose drives. Infineon's energy-efficient IPMs integrate the latest power semiconductor and control IC technology leveraging Infineon's advanced IGBTs, MOSFETs, next-generation gate driver ICs and state-of-the-art thermo-mechanical...

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How does overvoltage protection work with the aid of avalanche diodes?

created by Jürgen Gerber, Product Group Manager Discrete Semiconductors at Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH and Jochen Krieger, Senior Manager Application and Product Engineering - Diodes Division - TVS & ESD Protection Diodes & EMI Filter, Vishay |   Rutronik

Overvoltage can always occur when an IGBT is switched on and off at high speed in a high-performance application. For instance, when switching off the load current circuit, the collector-emitter voltage goes up abruptly, reaching very high peaks. Overvoltage caused by switching events can severely damage or even destroy switching transistors.

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