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Small standard components strategy, twenty years later


In 1999, a PCIM keynote paper entitled "Power switch: the standard small components strategy" is presented. This paper deals with the advantages of the association of small standard components instead of bigger ones and illustrates this purpose with high voltage high current very fast switches with small components associates in matrix. Twenty years later, some of these switches are still working. The goal of the presentation is to give some examples of realization, to list the key points of the technology, especially the use of MOSFET in avalanche mode, and the dimensioning. The conclusion focuses on some opportunities of using new standard components in avalanche mode.


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cea-03292879 , version 1 (20-07-2021)


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Daniel Chatroux, Yvan Lausenaz. Small standard components strategy, twenty years later. PCIM2020 - International Exhibition and Conference for Power Electronics, Intelligent Motion, Renewable Energy and Energy Management, Jul 2020, E-Conference, Germany. ⟨cea-03292879⟩


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