FURI | Spring 2023

Gate Driver Optimization for a Miniaturized Data Center Power Supply

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Data centers are becoming a critical electronic load as our online presence continues to grow. The power supplies used to enable these data centers take up valuable space inside the server racks that comprise them and also burn electrical energy, and this is counter to the objective of maximizing the storage and processing capability of the servers. Thus, miniaturization of the power supplies along with increased efficiency is desired. This project seeks to miniaturize a 380V-12V, 1kW power converter for data centers. The successful miniaturization of this converter can provide a pathway for other power electronic converters to be improved via the developed principles, including power converters for other important applications such as vehicle electrification.

Student researcher

Humberto Uriel Delgado

Electrical engineering

Hometown: Surprise, Arizona, United States

Graduation date: Spring 2024