Lifetime Modeling and Prediction of Power Devices

Conference: CIPS 2008 - 5th International Conference on Integrated Power Electronics Systems
03/11/2008 - 03/13/2008 at Nuremberg, Germany

Proceedings: CIPS 2008

Pages: 9Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Ciappa, Mauro (Integrated Systems Laboratory, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zürich, Switzerland)

Accurate lifetime prediction based on realistic mission profiles represents a challenge for the design of complex devices and systems. This paper proposes several examples where this problem has been solved by proper analysis, by dedicated physical modeling, and by efficient calculation tools.