Power electronics design handbook

Power electronics design handbook

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Power Electronics Design Handbook covers the basics of power electronics theory and components while emphasizing modern low-power components and applications. Coverage includes power semiconductors, converters, power supplies, batteries, protection systems, and power ICs. One of the unique features of the Power Electronics Design Handbook is the integration of component and system theory with practical applications, particularly energy-saving low-power applications. Many chapters also include a section that looks forward to future developments in that area. References for further information or more in-depth technical reading are also included. Nihal Kularatna is a principal research engineer with the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation in Sri Lanka. He is also the author of Modern Electronic Test and Measuring Instruments, published by the Institute of Electrical Engineers. Emphasizes low- and medium-power components Offers a unique mix of theory and practical application Provides a useful guide to further readingThese switchers offer power outputs in the 10 to 150W range, which is sufficient for modern desktop PCs and similar applications. ... situation in which power- hungry systems will contain one central DC power supply distributed to all subassemblies of PCBs with local SMPS units powering the circuitry. ... Redundancy with parallel modules permits improved reliability, easy maintenance and on-line repair.

Title:Power electronics design handbook
Author:Nihal Kularatna
Publisher:Butterworth-Heinemann - 1998


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