Panasonic Power Devices On Display At "power Conversion Intelligent Motion 2016" In Europe

Panasonic Power Devices on Display at "Power Conversion Intelligent Motion 2016" in EuropePanasonic Corporation will exhibit its power device products at the Power Conversion Intelligent Motion 2016 (PCIM 2016) exhibition held over a period of three days from May 10 to 12.

About Panasonic's PCIM 2016 Exhibit
*For those not able to attend the exhibition, we encourage you to view the GaN/SiC power devices displayed at PCIM 2016 at the above website.
Panasonic will present its solutions with the next generation power devices, GaN/SiC, for industrial and automotive applications. The company will showcase its accumulated elemental technologies by introducing products and solutions ranging from the discrete devices to subsystems that contribute to downsizing, increasing efficiency and energy saving with utilizing heat management on customers' applications.

In addition, various indispensable passive components for these solutions such as high-performance and high reliability capacitors, compact high-power current sensing resistors (shunt resistors), high reliability power inductors and PGS graphite sheet for thermal management on applications will be exhibited.

Power Conversion Intelligent Motion 2016 (PCIM 2016)

Date: May 10 (Tuesday) to 12 (Thursday), 2016
Venue: Nuremberg Messe (Nuremberg, Germany)
Panasonic booth: Hall 6-429
PCIM 2016 website:
Major Exhibits

Solutions for industry

GaN-based compact power supply units (GaN application example)
GaN-based inverter for motors (GaN application example)
GaN evaluation environment
GaN power devices
Bidirectional AC/DC converter for power storage systems (SiC application example)
Power modules (GaN/SiC)
Passive components

Conductive polymer capacitors
Film capacitors
Current sensing resistors
Power inductors
Thermal management solutions

PGS graphite sheet
Panasonic GaN Power Device Features

Normally-off (*1) and current-collapse free (*2) devices contribute to the safe and consistently stable operation of inverters and power supply units for servers and other equipment. These devices also feature high-speed operation and excellent operating characteristics under high temperature conditions. High-speed operation improves power conversion efficiency and downsizing.
*1 A feature whereby electricity is conducted only when voltage is applied to a gate
*2 A feature that restrains a phenomenon in which trapped electrons near the current path increase resistance when the device is operated with a high voltage

Panasonic SiC Power Device Features

By using Panasonic's unique DioMOS (Diode-integrated MOSFET) structure to add the freewheel diode function that is required by power sources and inverters to transistors, SiC-based modules can be downsized.