Technology fusion between microelectronics and artificial intelligence is essential to achieve the ultimate in power electronics, namely, zero-loss, zero-noise, zero-failure, zero-design-cost, and zero-footprint components. Several technologies such as active gate drive and anomaly detection based on device condition monitoring, have been the focus in recent years, led by intelligent power modules (IPMs).
This research focuses not only on the existing themes above, but also explores the new direction of technology fusion to aggressively approach the ultimate power electronics goal.
The fellow’s research will be based on a wide, deep background knowledge and rich ideas, with prior study of areas including power electronics, IC design, signal processing and/or machine learning. Toshiba provides an excellent environment for such research activities considering the existence of all the related layers of power electronics’ technologies and applications.
Knowledge and Skills Required
Analog/digital IC design skills and/or knowledge on intelligent gate drive/power modules