Today’s market expects electrical and electronic systems to deliver constant improvements in energy efficiency. Converters, inverters and power supplies of all kinds have to demonstrate that their energy losses are getting lower all the time, and where possible they need to function without the need for cooling. Not only that, but they are expected to be small and lightweight too. The very promising and commercially already enabled way is to use wide-bandgap materials in power semiconductors, silicon carbide and gallium nitride.
Today we are talking to Jan Huijink, Technical Marketing Manager at WeEn, who will give us exactly the right information about the energy-saving potential of power electronics made from those materials.