Virtual Power Day - WBG (SiC, GaN)

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Virtual Power Day - WBG (SiC, GaN)

01 Jul 2020 - 01 Jul 2020


Logos of: Infineon, ON Semiconductors and STMicroelectronics

The need for equipments to be small and efficient, and the availability of a new generation of cost effective Wide Bandgap (WBG) products are quickly transforming the Power Market. It is a new age for Power Designers having the possibility of adopting new topologies thanks to SiC and GaN switchers, improving system performances, power density and reliability.

Applications for WBG are continuously expanding, and many mechanical and electromechanical devices are turning into electronics because of the ability of SiC and GaN to manage high voltages and high currents efficiently.

In our Virtual Power Day you will be able to learn from power market leaders and Avnet Silica partners about new solutions they are offering. The availability of Infineon, ON Semiconductor and STMicroelectronics Reference Design and Demo will contribute  to, and accelerate your next High Power WBG development.

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09:00 - 12:00 CEST

  • Welcome & Introduction
  • Infineon’s new CoolSiC™ MOSFETs 650 V –Revolution for power conversion
  • ON Semiconductor: Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Application Testing, Translating Tests to Operational Reliability
  • STMicroelectronics: Silicon Carbide Devices and suitable Gate Drivers for Industrial Applications
  • Recap and Q&A


Infineon’s new CoolSiC™ MOSFETs 650 V – Revolution for power conversion

This webinar offers an introduction to Infineon’s Silicon Carbide technology and the resulting products. It will include a description of the newly launched CoolSiC™ trench MOSFET 650 V portfolio as well as features, differentiators, and value in a range of applications. One solution example that will be discussed is the achievement of the highest efficiency for energy-smart HV SMPS - with high-performance topologies like CCM totem-pole PFC.

Giorgio Gallo, Avnet Silica 
Giorgio is a Technology Specialist Power for EMEA and joined AVNET Silica in 2011. He has spent a significant part of his career developing radar, sonar and other airborne power equipments. Since 1990, he has been covering different Power Technical and Marketing EMEA roles. In his career he supported car makers and the largest telecom / datacom accounts all over Europe. Some power products he contributed to defining are adopted in popular Power Conversion and Automotive equipments as well.

Hubert Baierl, Infineon Technologies AG 
Hubert Baierl carries product marketing responsibility for EiceDRIVERTM gate-driver ICs and for ISOFACETM products. The gate-driver ICs that he supports are dominantly used in superjunction MOSFET, CoolSiCTM 650 V and 600 V CoolGaNTM switching applications. Hubert holds a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering (Lousiana State University, United States) as well as an MBA degree (Universität Augsburg, Germany).

Stefan Gamerith, Infineon Technologies Austria AG 
Stefan Gamerith joined Infineon in 2007 as a technology development engineer for superjunction power MOSFETs (CooMOS™) after finishing his PhD in physics at Graz University of Technology with a focus on organic semiconductors. After several years in project management for various CoolMOS™ development projects, he changed to a product marketing position for high-voltage switches and SiC diodes in 2015. From June 2017 to May 2019 he was heading the marketing team for the high-power product segment. Since June 2019, he has been the responsible project owner from business side for the major platform developments of CoolMOS™, CoolSiC™ MOSFETs 650 V, and high-voltage CoolGaN™.


Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Application Testing,  Translating Tests to Operational Reliability 

Wide Bandgap semiconductors such as Silicon Carbide and Gallium Nitride-based power electronics are becoming commercially available across a large spectrum of voltages and current levels. However many customers still are reluctant to move their application designs towards utilizing the capabilities of these new devices. In this Webinar we will show you how parametric testing and reliability investigations of these devices are done at ON Semiconductors and the importance of these tests for applications. 

Mehrdad Baghaie Yazdi, ON Semiconductor 
Mehrdad Baghaie Yazdi is the head of WBG Application Unit at ON Semiconductor working on developing testing and applications around GaN and  SiC based power devices, defining the next generation products and supporting customers in designs based on these novel semiconductors. In October 2013, he joined Fairchild Semiconductors as a senior engineer for device modeling and moved on to establish the interdisciplinary Power Solution Center engaged in high-end power device testing, technology development and customer support from 2014-2016. Prior to that, he was working at the Fraunhofer Institut for Adaptronics while pursuing a doctoral degree in Solid State Engineering at the Technical University of Darmstadt. He has over 45 publications in the field of physics and semiconductors including papers, invited talks and workshop tutorials.

Martin Warnke, ON Semiconductor

Daniel Waible, ON Semiconductor


Silicon Carbide Devices and suitable Gate Drivers for Industrial Applications

In this session you will learn about the latest Silicon Carbide (SiC) devices from ST, as well as a short term technology roadmap. In addition, some particularities of ST SiC MOSFETs will be discussed, including recommended gate driver device and circuitry,  for optimal operation. Finally, Electrical Vehicle (EV) Chargers, one of the focus applications for SiC devices, will be presented in detail.

  • SiC Devices: Product portfolio and Technology Roadmap
  • Gate Driver for SiC MOSFETs
  • Chargers for Electrical Vehicles: concepts, topologies and suitable power devices

Vladimir Scarpa, STMicroelectronics 
Vladimir Scarpa is  responsible for Industrial Energy applications in EMEA. He has almost 20 years of experience in Power Electronics, including 9 years in the semiconductor industry. His main interests are power devices in Chargers for Electro-Vehicles, Photovoltaic Inverters and Uninterruptable Power Supplies (UPS). He has published several articles in technical conferences  and magazines. He holds also some patents regarding high efficient circuit topologies and innovative semiconductor technologies.

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Free of charge

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