President's Message: March 2019

Frede BlaabjergMoving Forward With the Baton

 by Frede Blaabjerg

From 1985 to 1987, I was a master’s student at Aalborg University, Denmark, working with power electronics and field vector-oriented control of electrical drives. The switching frequency was 20 kHz to make the drive silent, and we were using a combination of MOSFETs and bipolar transistors to obtain such speed in the power stage. Simultaneously, by sampling around 5 kHz, the processor was pushed to the limit by using the Assembler software. At that time, all of the technology we utilized was the state of the art.  Read More...



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Upcoming PELS Webinar: Upcoming Webinar: Designing Integrated Motor Drive with GaN


DusmezAbstract: As the industry moves towards “smart factory” and next level of automation, the demand for miniaturization of manufacturing equipment to save floor space and reduce the time required to install and commission equipment is becoming more critical.  This presentation discusses how GaN is enabling the next generation of highly efficient integrated motor drives. These solutions result in >75% reduction factory floor cabinets while reducing power and communication cabling by more than 90%. An actual design example will be shown and discussed. Read More...


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