Wolfspeed introduces next-gen SiC diode for renewable energy and EV applications

Wolfspeed (a Cree company), has introduced its 5th-generation SiC Schottky diode, which is optimized for renewable energy, industrial power and EV applications. The 1,700 V C5D is commercially available in both bare die and package formats. It joins the current line of 1,700 V MOSFETs, which feature an optimized TO-247-4 Plus package that provides extra electrical isolation suitable for high-pollution environments.

Wolfspeed says its new Schottky diodes feature essentially no switching losses, thanks to nearly zero reverse recovery and the industry’s lowest forward voltage drop. This generates higher efficiencies and systems that are smaller, cooler, faster and lower-cost than possible with silicon bipolar devices.

The C5D is a direct drop-in replacement for Wolfspeed’s 3rd-generation 1,700 V product. The family boasts a wide range of current ratings at this voltage – 5, 10, 25 and 50 amps – giving designers maximum flexibility in incorporating the C5D series into their designs.

“At Wolfspeed, our goal is to enable our customers to create innovative and ground-breaking designs that are enabled by silicon carbide,” said Jay Cameron, General Manager of Wolfspeed’s power business. “The launch of the C5D offers our customers the ability to achieve higher efficiency and better overall system performance.”

 

Source: Wolfspeed