DC Micro Grids

R&D Topics

Our Focus

  • Highly efficient and cost-effective DC/DC converters
  • Increasing energy efficiency through DC grids, from home and office to commercial buildings
  • Innovative solutions for DC connectors, switches, and protection elements
  • Control strategies for converter-based DC-grids incl. grid stability analysis and error control
  • Evaluation of new elements based on SiC or GaN for faster switching and increased efficiency, especially under light load conditions
  • Packaging with low parasitic inductance and new circuit topologies to benefit from faster switching
  • Solutions for soft migration of energy- and cost-efficient DC-applications into existing AC installations
  • Profiles of power sources and loads to simulate or characterize grid components and systems
  • DC charging technologies for electro mobility and smart grid