The selection of the optimal topology for the specific application is part of the best possible design of a power electronic circuit. With the help of state-of-the-art software such as PLECS®, PSpice® or FloTHERM®, a large part of the work can be done before the first hardware component has to be ready.
The criteria that are applied to a topology are usually very versatile and must be weighed up against suitable technical and economic aspects (efficiency, power density, component costs, etc.). It depends on the application which weighting is appropriate.
Fraunhofer ISE’s employees have experience in the detailed investigation of existing topologies as well as in the simulation and verification of the functionality of novel topologies. Our spectrum includes all types of current / voltage conversion: DC/DC, DC/AC, AC/DC, and AC/AC.