All-SiC power module handles 100A at up to 100kHz switching

November 16, 2012 // By Julien Happich
Cree has introduced what the company claims to be the first commercially available all-SiC power module, rated at 100A of current handling and 1200V blocking, for high efficiency, compact and lighter weight systems.

The module includes SiC MOSFETs and SiC Schottky diodes in a 50mm half-bridge configuration rated to 150°C maximum junction temperature. The SiC components enable the module to be operated at exceptionally high switching frequencies that can reduce the size, weight and cost of the power conversion system. The new power module has demonstrated up to 100 kHz switching frequency. Target applications include high power converters, industrial motor drives, solar inverters and uninterruptible power supplies.

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