Except for those closeted away in secure labs, working on top-secret projects, electronics engineers (EEs) know by now that wide-bandgap semiconductors outperform silicon devices in just about every way. But, figuring out what actual performance benefits might accrue to a specific application is still something of a mystery. A look at the challenging world of wireless charging might illustrate how next-generation solutions can deliver performance benefits unmatchable in silicon.
With a career that began over 30 years ago as an signals intelligence analyst, Alix Paultre has been a tireless journalist and advocate for the embedded electronics industry. From his days at Electronic Products, to running the award-winning Design Group at Advantage Business Media, to covering the European electronics community today, Alix has been reporting on the international electronic design community with with a focus and zeal to bring the latest technology news and information to the marketplace with timeliness and accuracy.