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1_Starkishawa Howard 3080 Power Mosfets

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Power MOSFETs Starkishawa Howard ECE 3080 Spring 2011 Dr. Alan Doolittle
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2 Introduction Power MOSFETs were first developed in the late 1970's, first being created by International Rectifier in 1978. While Power MOSFETs are voltage controlled, while Bi-polar transistors are current controlled. In these respects, power MOSFETs approach the characteristics of an “ideal switch”. They can be found in most power converters, power supplies and low-voltage controllers.
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