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EU PSES 2022 Speaker

Shaun Dowson

  • Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE)
  • Head of Electrical Product
  • Biography

Shaun Dowson is Electronics Manager at WAE, responsible for the design and development of WAE’s portfolio of electrification focused products. He has previously developed electronic systems for the space, scientific and communications sector, and has an interest in full lifecycle product development.

  • Presentation

SiC MOSFET Technology in Off-Highway Drive Trains; Unlocking advantages through system level design.

The growing requirement for higher-voltage power converters with increased power density for off-highway drive trains presents significant opportunities for SiC MOSFET technology; however, unlocking the full potential of this technology requires careful system-level design.

Williams Advanced Engineering has developed a 600kW DCDC converter for off-highway power conversion and portable EV battery charging, utilizing phase-interleaved 1k7V SiC MOSFET Modules.

This paper details the systems-level design decisions which were critical to overcome the significant challenges posed by ultra-fast switching, highly power-dense MOSFETs which need to operate in challenging environmental conditions, within stringent EMC regulations.

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  • Company Profile

Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE)

Williams Advanced Engineering is a world-leading technology and engineering services business delivering pioneering innovation to improve performance, efficiency and sustainability to a global customer base.

Combining cutting-edge technological advances and the industry’s best engineers with precision and speed to market derived from the ultra-competitive environment of motorsport, WAE’s capabilities cover a wide range of disciplines.

The company provides ground-breaking innovation covering advanced battery and electrification technologies and product development; aided by advanced simulation, testing, rapid prototyping and volume manufacturing. Working in close collaboration with our customers, WAE remains committed to meeting the continued sustainability challenges of the 21st Century.

The company can trace its foundations back to 2010 when Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited began diversifying its operations; a division which later became Williams Advanced Engineering.

WAE has grown from an embryonic business in 2010 to a company which employs approximately 500 people engaged in leading-edge and transformative technologies for a growing list of Tier 1 clients.

Following the acquisition by Fortescue Metals Group, which completed in March 2022, WAE will continue to service its existing customers and commercialise new technology opportunities, in addition to playing a key role in supporting Fortescue’s decarbonisation strategy.

The Company was honoured with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation 2018. For more information see, follow on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

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