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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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How do I find the best connector for applications in the electric car?


Fully electric vehicles require a number of different connections: Individual Lithium-ion-modules are connected together to form a battery storage system. In addition, various drive systems, converters, auxiliary modules, and charging and monitoring systems have to be combined and connected to work correctly.

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GDPR: What do software and hardware developers need to know?

Created by Bernd Hantsche, head of the embedded and wireless division at Rutronik |   Rutronik

May 25, 2018 is the deadline for implementing the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). After this date, practically all companies that process personal data will have to have implemented extensive measures to protect this very data. And this doesn’t just affect European...

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Rutronik Presents LCD Modules from Seacomp-Displaytech

Created by Vincenzo Santoro |   Knowledge

Manufacturer Seacomp-Displaytech is offering an alphanumeric LCD module that can be flexibly adapted to a variety of applications in the form of the 162 Series 16x2 standard display. It is in stock and available now in two versions from


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New at Rutronik – a Versatile Matrix Graphical Display from Seacomp-Displaytech

Created by Vincenzo Santoro |   Rutronik

A new addition to Rutronik’s range of products is the new 64x128 display module from Seacomp-Displaytech, a matrix graphical display that is flexible in use and available in a number of versions. They are in stock and available now at


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