Low-Voltage Power Electronics

Authored by: Mohammad Mojarradi , Philippe Adell

Extreme Environment Electronics

Print publication date:  November  2012
Online publication date:  November  2012

Print ISBN: 9781439874301
eBook ISBN: 9781439874318
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b13001-69

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Abstract

Low-voltage power electronics (LVPE) are used for many applications including DC–DC converters, motor controllers, and power switching applications. These types of electronics support operational voltages of up to 50 V and typically consist of three sections: (1) a controller, (2) high-voltage and power interface circuits consisting of high-side and low-side power transitory drivers, and (3) power transistors (typically for half or full bridge driver). These three sections are shown in Figure 60.1.

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