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Dealing with Switching Losses in Inverters

By Eric Neleigh
May 04, 2018

One of the major efforts to increasing Hybrid Vehicle/Electric Vehicle battery utilization efficiency in the automotive industry is focusing on the inverter. Current estimates of switching losses are in the range of 5-15%. Switching losses are inevitable, but we can address this by design and target how we want to mitigate it while weighing the factors of compactness, ease of design, ease of manufacturability, and cost