High Efficiency PFC Rectifier using Wide Band Gap Power Device
The energy-hungry telecomm industry is in need of power supplies with ever-increasing efficiencies to conserve energy and reduce carbon footprint. In collaboration with the industry partner, the proposed research project aims at developing a power factor correction (PFC) system, an essential component in a telecomm power supply, for achieving efficiency of 99% or above. The project will make use of emerging power semiconductors with superior characteristics to build a PFC circuit using one of the most promising circuit structures. It will focus on various technical aspects around the main topic and will eventually implement, test and verify the developed prototype to reach the proposed efficiency goal.