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Integration of planar transformer and/or planar inductor with power switches in power converter

United States Patent

October 30, 2007
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A power converter integrates at least one planar transformer comprising a multi-layer transformer substrate and/or at least one planar inductor comprising a multi-layer inductor substrate with a number of power semiconductor switches physically and thermally coupled to a heat sink via one or more multi-layer switch substrates.
Chen; Kanghua (Canton, MI), Ahmed; Sayeed (Canton, MI), Zhu; Lizhi (Canton, MI)
Siemens VDO Automotive Corporation (Auburn Hills, MI)
10/ 964,000
October 12, 2004
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with government support under Subcontract No. 400029752, Prime Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725, awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in this invention.