App note: Current sharing in parallel diodes

Application note from STMicroelectronics on the performance of each diode in a parallel diode connection and how the forward voltage dispersion can have a great impact over thermal effect on the current imbalance. Link here (PDF) The use of diodes in parallel is commonly found in power electronic design. An important consideration for this practice […]

App note: Optimized diodes for switching applications

An app note from IXYS about choosing the right diode for efficiency and cost. Link here (PDF) Great efforts have been made to improve power switches – MOSFETs and IGBTs – to decrease forward voltage drop and as well as to decrease turn-off energy. In switching inductive loads, the turn-on losses depend strongly of the […]