Power Electronics

Convert energy efficiently

In the Power Electronics research division, new, more-powerful solutions are researched for all types of electric energy converters in all power classes, from the system and control design, through to switching structures and to integration methods and construction elements in new technologies. This is primarily with modeling, simulation and virtual prototyping, but also includes the construction and validation of prototypes.

MAIN AREAS OF RESEARCH

  • Design, modeling and multiphysical simulation of new converter concepts in different power classes
  • Taking the requirements of different applications into account, such as electric vehicles, smart homes, Industry 4.0 and more
  • Use of virtual prototyping and optimization methods in order to discover the physical limits of new concepts and assemblies
  • Construction and analysis of prototypes in order to validate new simulation and design methods with them
  • Development of extremely small, densely-packed converters including power management functions – micro power supply
  • Thus development of new, worldwide best-in-class converter systems
  • Research of energy harvesting concepts based on different physical effects for extreme low-power systems

RESEARCH COMPETENCIES

  • Design, modeling and simulation of power electronic components and circuits up to electro-mechanical systems. Special focus on multi-physical simulation methodologies to record different physical dependencies and interactions.
  • Starting with virtual prototypes, application of optimization methods to validate new concepts in relation to variation of parameters
  • New converters can be developed with these methods, which are optimized for different characteristics, such as highest power density, highest robustness or smallest construction form
  • Construction and complete evaluation of converters of different power classes and degrees of integration, also taking all EMC-related issues into account.