Power modules manual offers practical power management tips

February 25, 2016 // By Paul Buckley
Würth Elektronik eiSos is releasing a publication which claims to be the first practical manual specifically about using components to control DC voltage.

The manual, which is entitled 'ABC of Power Modules – Functionality, Structure and Handling of a Power Module', explains the basics of voltage control and frequently used switching topologies. The mechanical design of a power module is described as well as its impact on EMC and heat management.

'ABC of Power Modules' offers numerous practical tips on questions about layout, control, switching and it describes storage and handling as well as the manufacturing and soldering processes. Another chapter is dedicated to measuring procedures needed to obtain meaningful results for assessing power modules. The book concludes with instructions for selecting a module based on important parameters and criteria.

A three-person team of authors is behind this latest work in the series of practical manuals from Würth Elektronik.

The contributing authors include Steffen Wolf who has been at Würth Elektronik eiSos since 2014 in Business Development Management for the MagI³C power modules; Ralf Regenhold is Manager of the MagI³C Power Module Division at Würth Elektronik eiSos; and Jan Stephan is Business Development Manager for the product series of power modules.

'ABC of Power Modules' is now available from Würth Elektronik and in bookstores. Price €9.90, ISBN 978-3-89929-315-9.

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