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The Power Electronics Solutions division manufactures its products to the highest quality levels. An extensive range of testing ensures your products meet specifications and exceeds quality expectations.

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A rapidly growing array of power electronics products are used to convert raw energy into controlled and regulated power, from insulated bipolar gate transistors (IGBT) to high voltage direct current (HVDC) systems to vehicle propulsion. Rogers Power Electronics Solutions Division provides advanced materials technologies that significantly increase efficiency, manage heat, and ensure the quality and reliability of your device.

Automotive

Automotive design engineers must optimize system efficiency, cost, and robustness in the face of changing power requirements. Traditional 12V systems are being pushed to the maximum with the electrification of previously mechanical functions -- power steering, air conditioning compressors, vacuum pumps – as well as new start-stop systems and micro hybrid vehicles.

Potential loads up to 60V for Vehicle Electrification applications mean very high ampacity and require thick copper on ceramic substrate solutions. Pollution, vibration, and high ambient temperatures are driving the need for new approaches to packaging and network connections.

Voltage levels up to 650V for EV/HEV and electrical powertrains that output more than 100 kW mean even HIGHER ampacity and heat dissipation. This requires thick copper on ceramic substrate solutions. Semiconductor-based power electronics are playing a major role in automotive designs by minimizing power losses, maximizing power savings, and boosting performance.

Market Applications

Clean Energy

Renewable energy technologies are clean sources of energy that have a lower environmental impact than conventional technologies. Many countries are investing in a wide range of power sources, including wind turbines and solar farms. Fuel cells have broad potential across a wide range of applications, as they can replace internal-combustion engines and provide power in stationary and portable power devices; they are energy-efficient, clean, and fuel-flexible.

Clean energy technologies have reached high power levels, resulting in the need for semiconductor power electronics, such as IGBTs. This allows products to be smaller, faster, more reliable, and more efficient. Semiconductor designs eliminate a large percentage of the power losses that occur during AC-DC and DC-AC conversion. They also handle higher voltages, enhancing performance in high power applications. Semiconductor devices can also operate at higher frequencies, making it possible to create more compact, less costly designs.

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High Reliability Markets

Power electronics are designed into a wide variety of HiRel systems, from Motor Drives that control actuation of flight surfaces to Satellite Power Management. In such extreme environments, weight, volume, and power are costly.

Aircraft designers demand increased functionality from smaller and lighter power components and subsystems. In addition, long-term reliability is paramount in the face of extreme temperatures, rapid rates of temperature cycling, and high levels of shock and vibration. The use of high thermal conductivity materials that have comparable thermal expansion coefficients to the mounted components throughout the design ensures the best possible thermal performance and reliability in harsh conditions.

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Industrial Power Systems

The industrial sector uses about one-half of the world’s total delivered energy for processing, assembly, cogeneration, HVAC, and lighting. Increasing pressure on oil and gas supplies pushes companies to continually optimize operations. Control systems, power supplies, and motor drives ensure high availability of processes and faster throughput.

At the same time, clean air legislation adds pressure on owners of plants and rotating equipment to increase efficiency and reduce power consumption. From transportation networks to industrial automation to energy grids, there is a growing demand for consistent, high quality, and cost effective power.

Today’s power electronic components, like IGBT or MOSFET transistors, are found in a wide array of devices: AC-DC and DC-DC converters, inverters, battery systems, and electric motors. Within the circuitry of each, power substrates are relied on to provide a robust ceramic carrier for semiconductors and to cool components that carry higher currents and operate under in harsh environments.

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Major Appliances

Consumers have ever increasing expectations for household appliances -- improved reliability, smaller packaging, and reduced noise. Because these appliances are a major consumer of valuable energy, they are also expected to be smart, efficient, and provide environmentally responsible performance that helps consumers cut utility costs. Equipment designers must satisfy safety and energy regulations, as well.

These expectations are increasingly driving the replacement of electro-mechanical relays, switches, and sensors with semiconductor-based power electronics. From motor control subsystems to power switching components, inefficient mechanical designs are giving way to semiconductor devices that are smaller, easier to arrange in the desired configuration, and significantly more efficient.

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Mass Transit

The global population continues to grow at a staggering pace. Every day pressures increase for faster, cheaper, more reliable, energy efficient transportation, from commuter rail to high-speed trains to cruise liners.

Mass transit systems consume significant power and rely on stable power sources. Most mass transit systems operate on crude electricity from the power grid that must be conditioned to provide propulsion, lighting, and air conditioning. Semiconductor technologies condition the electricity (e.g. IGBT modules) and remove excess heat (e.g. laser diode coolers). The end result is reduced energy consumption, lower maintenance costs, lower temperatures, and longer lifetimes.

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Telecommunications

In response to the global surge of Internet and mobile communications, IT technology has rapidly progressed to support faster data transfers and higher traffic volume. Data and telecom centers are larger and house a growing array of routers, switches, and servers.

More power is required to drive this equipment effectively, yet less power is desired to reduce energy consumption and lower data center costs. Uptime is critical as service providers balance demanding performance parameters with the need to prevent thermal and voltage fluctuations.

Less complicated architectures are reducing time to market and speeding the replacement of parts. As data centers scale to meet demand, systems must be more compact and energy efficient because physical space and power are available at a premium.

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