Magazines

  • Bodo's Power Systems

    Bodo's Power Systems offers access to general power electronics knowledge, industry news, and company specific solutions for power electronics applications. Articles are written as contributions by technology experts from the power electronics industry.

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  • Drives and Control

    Drives and Control is a magazine for drives, automation, power transmission and motion control.

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  • Power Electronics Europe

    The magazine covers all that is new in power electronics including emerging technologies and the application of advanced components, sub-assemblies, systems and solutions.

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  • Power Electronics Technology

    Online Magazine dedicated to power electronics.

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  • Power Systems Design Europe

    Power Systems Design Europe magazine serves the Power Electronics, Power Management, Power Conversion, Intelligent and Embedded Motion Control markets for European systems design engineering professionals.

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Textbooks

  • Induktivitäten in der Leistungselektronik: Spulen, Trafos und ihre parasitären Eigenschaften

    Manfred Albach

    Induktive Bauelemente spielen eine Schlüsselrolle bei der Entwicklung von Netzgeräten, Wechselrichtern und anderen leistungselektronischen Systemen. Das Lehrbuch beschäftigt sich intensiv mit der Berechnung der parasitären Eigenschaften von Spulen und Transformatoren in Abhängigkeit von ausgewähltem Kern (Geometrie und Material), Wickelgut (Runddraht, Litze, Folie) und internem Aufbau, d.h. Positionierung der Wicklungen im Wickelfenster. Schwerpunkte bilden die unterschiedlichen Verlustmechanismen in Kern und Wicklung, die induktiven und kapazitiven Kopplungen sowie das EMV-Verhalten dieser induktiven Komponenten.

    Publisher: Springer

  • Application Manual Power Semiconductors

    Arendt Wintrich, Ulrich Nicolai, Werner Tursky, Tobias Reimann

    Today, IGBT and power MOSFET modules are instrumental in power electronic systems and are increasingly gaining ground in new fields. This goes hand in hand with the ever increasing need for rectifier diodes and thyristors as cost-efficient means of connecting to the power supply grid. This application manual is intended to assist users with component selection and application.

    Publisher: ISLE

  • Energy Storage: Systems and Components

    Alfred Rufer

    This book will provide the technical community with an overview of the development of new solutions and products that address key topics, including electric/hybrid vehicles, ultrafast battery charging, smart grids, renewable energy (e.g., solar and wind), peak shaving, and reduction of energy consumption. The needs for storage discussed are within the context of changes between the centralized power generation of today and the distributed utility of tomorrow, including the integration of renewable energy sources.

    Throughout the book, methods for quantitative and qualitative comparison of energy storage means are presented through their energy capacity as well as through their power capability for different applications. The definitions and symbols for energy density and power density are given and relate to the volume and weight of a given system or component. A relatively underdeveloped concept that is crucial to this text is known as the theory of Ragone plots. This theory makes possible the evaluation of the real amount of energy that can possibly release out of a given system, with respect to the level of power dependency chosen for the discharge process.

    From systems using electrochemical transformations, to classical battery energy storage elements and so-called flow batteries, to fuel cells and hydrogen storage, this book further investigates storage systems based on physical principles (e.g., gravitational potential forces, air compression, and rotational kinetic energy). This text also examines purely electrical systems such as superconductive magnets and capacitors. Another subject of analysis is the presentation of power electronic circuits and architectures that are needed for continuously controllable power flow to and from different storage means. For all systems described, the elementary principles of operation are given as well as the relationships for the quantified storage of energy. Finally, Energy Storage: Systems and Components contains multiple international case studies and a rich set of exercises that serve both students and practicing engineers.

    Publisher: CRC Press

     

  • Transformers and Inductors for Power Electronics: Theory, Design and Applications

    W. G. Hurley, Werner Wölfle

     

    Based on the fundamentals of electromagnetics, this clear and concise text explains basic and applied principles of transformer and inductor design for power electronic applications. It details both the theory and practice of inductors and transformers employed to filter currents, store electromagnetic energy, provide physical isolation between circuits, and perform stepping up and down of DC and AC voltages.

    Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

     

     

  • IGBT Modules: Technologies, Driver and Application

    Andreas Volke, Michael Hornkamp

    The aim of this book is to give the reader an understanding of the specific fundamentals of IGBT in conjunction with their application. 

    This book will provide students of power electronics with valuable information about the main contemporary power semiconductors and the applications in which they are used, while development engineers targeting power electronic converters will find all the essentials of selecting, dimensioning and applying IGBT modules laid out clearly and comprehensively.

    Publisher: Nur Baute

  • Power Semiconductors

    Stefan Linder

    Explaining the physics and characteristics of power semiconductor devices, this book presents an overview of various classes of power semiconductors. It provides insight into how they work and the characteristics of the various components from the viewpoint of the user, going through all modern power semiconductor device types. The physics are explained in reasonable detail, providing the precise amount of information needed to fully understand the component's behavior in the application. Exploring the specific strengths and weaknesses of each device type, the book demonstrates how these devices fit into the system and how they will behave.

    Publisher:  Marcel Dekker Inc

  • Semiconductor Power Devices

    Josef Lutz, Heinrich Schlangenotto, Uwe Scheuermann, Rik De Doncker

    Semiconductor power devices are the heart of power electronics. They determine the performance of power converters and allow topologies with high efficiency. Semiconductor properties, pn-junctions and the physical phenomena for understanding power devices are discussed in depth. Working principles of state-of-the-art power diodes, thyristors, MOSFETs and IGBTs are explained in detail, as well as key aspects of semiconductor device production technology. In practice, not only the semiconductor, but also the thermal and mechanical properties of packaging and interconnection technologies are essential to predict device behavior in circuits. Wear and aging mechanisms are identified and reliability analyses principles are developed. Unique information on destructive mechanisms, including typical failure pictures, allows assessment of the ruggedness of power devices. Also parasitic effects, such as device induced electromagnetic interference problems, are addressed. The book concludes with modern power electronic system integration techniques and trends.

    Publisher: Springer

  • Leistungselektronische Bauelemente

    Dierk Schröder

    Die große Resonanz auf die erste Auflage von "Elektrische Antriebe 3 - Leistungselektronische Bauelemente" hat eine Neuauflage erfordert. Der Grundsatz des Buches, Leistungs-Halbleiter auf der Basis halbleiterphysikalischer Grundlagen zu verstehen und nicht nur phänomenologisch zu beschreiben, ist auch in dieser zweiten Auflage beibehalten worden. Allerdings hat der immense technologische Fortschritt wesentliche Überarbeitungen und Erweiterungen erfordert. Es wurden deshalb nicht nur die vorhandenen Kapitel aktualisiert und zum Teil erheblich erweitert, sondern um die folgenden zwei neuen Kapitel "Aufbau- und Verbindungstechniken in der Leistungselektronik" sowie die "physikalische Modellbildung von Leistungshalbleitern" ergänzt. Damit liegt ein hochmodernes Werk vor, das eine umfangreiche Basis für den fundierten Einstieg in die Leistungselektronik bietet.

    Publisher: Springer

  • Reliability of Power Electronic Converter Systems

    Henry Shu-hung Chung, Huai Wang, Frede Blaabjerg and Michael Pecht

    Reliability of Power Electronic Converter Systems outlines current research into the scientific modeling, experimentation, and remedial measures for advancing the reliability, availability, system robustness, and maintainability of Power Electronic Converter Systems (PECS) at different levels of complexity.

    Publisher:  Energy Engineering

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