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Authenticating Batteries Before Rapid And Fast Charging


If asked, most consumers will complain about the battery life of their smartphone. In reality, this is more a charging issue since, with traditional charging solutions, even a couple of hours of charging can result in a minimal improvement in charge on some handsets. Smartphone manufacturers are differentiating their offering by providing fast or rapid charging solutions. However, this places t... » read more

Matter Security And Privacy Fundamentals


As the Internet of things (IoT) connects more devices and systems, cyberattacks increase. This situation drives concern and hesitation by users and limiting adoption. To address these obstacles, Matter was created with security and privacy as key design tenets. This CSA whitepaper walks through: Security concepts for the smart home Smart home cybersecurity challenges and risks Matter... » read more

Data Retention Performance Of 0.13µm F-RAM Memory


F-RAM (Ferroelectric random access memory) is a non-volatile memory that uses a ferroelectric capacitor for storing data. It offers higher write speeds over flash/EEPROM. This white paper provides a brief overview of data retention performance of F-RAM memory. Click here for more. » read more

Building High Voltage Automotive Battery Management Systems


To ensure safety, performance and accuracy over the full system lifetime, it is essential to choose the right BMS components. This can also maximize the range and lifetime obtainable from the Li-ion battery, which is a vital differentiator for carmakers. The paper gives a general introduction to Li-ion batteries and BMS, before presenting Infineon’s products and system approach towards offer... » read more

EZ-PD PMG1 High Voltage MCU As A Coprocessor For Embedded Applications


EZ-PD™ PMG1, a family of High Voltage Microcontrollers (MCUs) with USB-C Power Delivery (PD), supports embedded firmware engineers and system designers to adopt USB-C into applications such as smart speakers, IoT hubs, home appliances, internet gateways, power and garden tools. This article targets embedded firmware engineers and system designers interested in including USB-C in their em... » read more

A Full-GaN Solution For High Power Density Chargers And Adapters


Due to continuous demand for high power density, USB-C fast chargers’ switching frequencies need to be increased to reduce the size of the transformers and the filter components. Emerging technologies based on Wide Band Gap (WBG) semiconductor materials enable new approaches to increase power density. At high switching frequencies, GaN HEMTs for synchronous rectifier (SR) switches have the ad... » read more

Data Retention Performance Of 0.13-μm F-RAM Memory


F-RAM (Ferroelectric random access memory) is a non-volatile memory that uses a ferroelectric capacitor for storing data. It offers higher write speeds over flash/EEPROM. This white paper provides a brief overview of data retention performance of F-RAM memory. Click here to read more. » read more

Meeting Stringent CO2 Building Code Requirements


As today’s world is struggling to come to grips with a worldwide pandemic and the rapid spread of viruses, accurate and reliable indoor air quality monitoring has become a crucial part of existing and newly updated building codes. This white paper discusses carbon dioxide (CO2) monitoring requirements as covered by California’s Title 24 standard (one of the strictest building code standards... » read more

Realizing The Future Of Fast EV Charging Through CoolSiC Based Topology Design


While consumers are keen to reduce their carbon footprint, the move to E-Mobility, especially private electric vehicles (EV), is hindered by the limited charging infrastructure, most notably in fast charging. This white paper reviews the charging landscape and examines implementation approaches for fast DC chargers. Specific focus is placed on chargers delivering 350 kW and more for fast electr... » read more

Innovative Top-Side Cooled Package Solution For High-Voltage Applications


This application note shows the benefits of using top-side cooled (TSC) power devices in high-voltage (HV) applications. In addition, it should help designers of such applications to understand how the device can be used and how an efficient and easy-to-assemble approach can be chosen to integrate TSC devices into the system. This application note describes Infineon’s new heat-spreader dual s... » read more

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