Dr. Jean-Luc Schanen obtained his PHD in January 1994, from University of Grenoble Alps. He is Professor at Grenoble Institute of Technology since 2003, and is currently leading the Power Electronics Research group. He is also deputy director of the Engineering school Energy, Water and Environment.
The research activities of Dr. Schanen are focused on EMC of Power Electronics systems. His group develops models and tools for Power Converters optimization. Dr. Schanen published more than 200 papers. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE society and involved in many committees of Power Electronics Conferences and Journals.
Speech Topic: Using modern high speed semiconductor devices: Packaging issues on switching waveforms
The global trend of power electronics is to increase the power density, often leading to increased switching frequency. Modern semiconductors as SiC or GaN have thus been recently developed and exhibit dramatic commutation speed, allowing reduced switching energies and increased switching frequency. However, using these very high speed devices necessitates a lot of care to obtain clean and safe switching waveforms. This presentation will show how all stray elements involved by the packaging may affect the quality of the commutation, and illustrate possible solutions.