Lookup NU author(s): Dr Bing Ji,
Dr Wenping Cao,
Professor Volker Pickert
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© The Institution of Engineering and Technology 2016. Power semiconductors are the most important and enabling components in power converters, similar to the "muscle" in a living body. However, they are controlled by the central control unit, which is similar to the "brain"in a living body. Power semiconductors in power electronic systems process and control power flow. Largely different from their electronic counterpart used in signal processing, power semiconductor devices handle much higher voltages and currents for power flow control. In order to improve the system efficiency, power semiconductor devices are operated in a switching mode (On/Off).
Author(s): Ji B, Cao W, Pickert V
Publication type: Book Chapter
Publication status: Published
Book Title: Control Circuits in Power Electronics: Practical Issues in Design and Implementation
Online publication date: 01/05/2016
Acceptance date: 02/04/2016
Publisher: Institution of Engineering and Technology
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