In the world of 12V and 24V electronic control and power distribution systems, there is a continuing migration away from mechanical solutions (relays and fuses) to solid state, driven by the need for greater reliability and greater efficiency (e.g., preserving battery life). While relay replacement below 10A DC is well-established, newly developed ultra-low ohmic smart high side switches further extend the benefits of solid-state control into the arena of 15A, 20A and even 30A relays and fuses.

This one hour webinar will look at what designers need to know to convert from relays and fuses to smart power, such as:

  • Why use solid-state solutions vs. mechanical solutions (relays + fuses)
  • Practical considerations when using a smart high side switch
  • How to select the optimal device to handle a given load within your design

Attendees will have a chance to win a free PROFET™+ evaluation board!

Who should attend: Electrical design engineers, engineering management

Duration: 45 minutes plus 15 minutes Q&A


Rick Browarski, Product Marketing Manager, Infineon Technologies North America

Rick Browarski is Product Marketing Manager at Infineon Technologies North America responsible for PROFET(tm) smart high side switches and HITFET and TempFET smart low side switches, working with major OEMs and their suppliers in the industrial, agricultural and automotive market. He joined Infineon as a Field Application Engineer in 1999, after previously working at Lear and Bosch in electronics design. He holds a BS in electrical and computer engineering as well as a BFA in jazz studies and contemporary media.