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Marco Palma

Efficient Power Conversion

Director of Motor Drives Applications

Marco joined EPC in 2019, where he is Director of motor drives systems and applications. He has over 20 years of experience in motor control power electronics ranging from switches to gate drivers, controllers, and algorithms. For International Rectifier, Marco worked on the smallest 13 kW fully integrated and programmable motor drive power module in 2002, the first industrial sensor-less FOC controller IC in 2004, and the smallest 100 W, fully integrated fan drive module in 2009. For Infineon technologies, he worked on the smallest programmable 100 W fully integrated motor control power module in 2018. He is the author of several articles and patents in the field of motor control. Marco earned his Master of Science degree from Politecnico di Torino and his Master of Business Administration from Bocconi Management School, Milano.


Experimental Evaluation and Optimization of GaN Inverter for Motor Drive Applications

The paper deals with the usage of Gallium Nitride FET transistors in an inverter for motor drive applications. The aim of the paper is to give guidelines to motor drive hardware designers on how to minimize the components and optimize the layout in a GaN inverter, while keeping good switching waveforms and minimizing the ringing as a possible source of electro-magnetic interference.