Rob Weber Product Line Director Rob Weber is Product Line Director for the AgileSwitch® business in Microchip Technology’s Discrete and Power Management business unit. Previously, Mr. Weber was the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of AgileSwitch LLC, a power electronics firm acquired by Microchip in 2019 that produced innovative electronic technology (gate drivers) used in renewable energy and e-transportation applications. Earlier Mr. Weber was CEO of Intellifit Corp., where he led the 3D body scanner company’s development of new product introduction and later, its acquisition by another firm. Prior to that, he was a management consultant for Antiphony Partners LLC specializing in strategy and innovation. During this time, he also was Senior Fellow to the Fisher Program in Management & Technology at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. As Senior Fellow, his focus was technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. During this period Mr. Weber also co-founded Robin Hood Ventures and the Mid Atlantic Angel Group Fund, which collectively invested more than $15 million in over 40 emerging growth enterprises. Earlier, he arranged the sale of Elastomeric Technologies, a venture capital funded electronics company, at a 10 times earnings return. Other earlier roles included leading business development at Knoa Inc., a VC-funded multimedia and e-learning software company, where he raised more than $5 million in investment capital. Prior to Knoa, he was Co-Founder and Director of Marketing at ENSONIQ Corp. He began his career at Howard Lawson & Co., LLC. Mr. Weber holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, both from the Wharton School through the dual degree Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology at the University of Pennsylvania.

AgileSwitch® Digital Programmable Gate Drivers for Silicon Carbide

Traditional gate drivers fail to provide precise control of gate turn-on and turn-off, and, for SiC, rapid and robust short circuit protection. High di/Dt and dv/Dt in SiC devices lead to false faults, ringing, high EMI and voltage overshoot. Driving, protecting and optimizing the efficiency of the SiC MOSFET requires the type of control only possible by software based digital solutions. This webinar will demonstrate a new technique for driving SiC devices and capturing the full potential of SiC.

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