Thesis Topic - Active Rectification


Low forward drop (on resistance) with high voltage blocking capacity is crucial for many (AC)DC/DC converters.

A ‘diode emulator’ can be built using a high voltage transistor and control logic, the case of a half wave rectifier.

Project Description

  • Circuit design of an active rectification IC, consisting of a power stage, gate driver and sensing circuitry in a wide-bandgap technology
  • Layout implementation of the entire chip
  • Design of characterization PCB’s
  • Characterization & application tests


  • Tape-out experience in an emerging & exciting technology
  • Chance to take part in the whole design process from topology selection to characterization
  • Opportunity to learn High Voltage & Power Design essentials from an experienced team
  • Possibility of publications
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