Semiconductor power switches are critical components in power conversion for a wide variety of applications including electric vehicles, renewable energy generation, energy storage, and motor drives. Improving the efficiency and performance of semiconductor power switch components can have wide benefits, improving the efficiency, economics and accelerating deployment of these applications.
Ideal Power Inc. has over 45 patents issued globally covering the topology, method of operation and control, manufacturing techniques and applications of a new kind of semiconductor power switch, which we call a Bi-directional Bipolar Junction Transistor (B-TRAN™). Based on simulations and early device testing, B-TRAN™ has the potential to reduce conduction and switching losses by 50-90% compared to conventional power switches such as IGBTs. In addition to significantly improving energy efficiency, B-TRAN™ is inherently a bi-directional device enabling the use of one device to form a bi-directional switch in lieu of four conventional IGBTs and diodes.
Ideal Power Inc. is now accepting applications from companies who would like to evaluate our B-TRAN™ Engineering Prototype Samples and provide input into our device development roadmap. Apply to participate in our customer sampling program by filling out the form below.