Posts Tagged: Power Electronics

Infineon’s new silicon carbide power module for EVs

At its virtual PCIM booth (July 1-3), Infineon Technologies will present the EasyPACK module with CoolSiC automotive MOSFET technology, a 1,200 V half-bridge module with an 8 mΩ/150 A current rating. With the introduction of the CoolSiC automotive MOSFET technology into the EasyPACK, Infineon is expanding the range of uses for the module family to… Read more »

Webinar: Designing silicon carbide solutions for EV fast charging

EV fast chargers bypass the vehicle’s on-board chargers (OBCs) for rapid direct battery charging. This allows batteries to be charged in just 30 minutes versus 4+ hours from OBCs. But the demands of these systems are significant. Design goals for fast chargers call for highly efficient power electronics and very high power density that’s possible… Read more »

ROHM introduces new 4th-generation SiC MOSFETs for EV powertrains

ROHM Semiconductor has announced its 4th-generation 1,200-volt SiC MOSFETs optimized for EV powertrain systems, including the main drive inverter, as well as power supplies for industrial equipment. ROHM says that the new SiC MOSFETs deliver low ON resistance with high-speed switching performance, contributing to greater miniaturization and lower power consumption in a variety of applications,… Read more »

Nexperia’s next-gen 650 V gallium nitride (GaN) technology

Nexperia has announced a new range of GaN FETs featuring next-generation high-voltage GaN HEMT H2 technology. The devices will be available in both TO-247 and the company’s proprietary CCPAK surface-mount packaging. Nexperia says its devices achieve superior switching FOMs and on-state performance with improved stability, and simplify application designs. Because the parts are configured as… Read more »

Vitesco and ROHM cooperate on silicon carbide power solutions

EV powertrain supplier Vitesco Technologies and silicon carbide specialist ROHM Semiconductor have signed a development partnership under which Vitesco will use ROHM’s SiC components to increase the efficiency of its EV power electronics.  “Energy efficiency is of paramount importance in an EV. As the traction battery is the only source of energy in the vehicle,… Read more »

VisIC partners with ZF to develop next-gen EV inverters

ZF Friedrichshafen and VisIC Technologies have announced a partnership to create a new generation of EV drivelines. The focus of the joint effort will be on 400-volt driveline applications, covering the largest segment of the EV market. ZF specializes in wide-band-gap semiconductor technology, such as silicon carbide and gallium nitride. Gallium nitride semiconductors are thought… Read more »

Webinar: Thermal and EMI shielding materials for automotive electronics

Protecting automotive electronics from high temperatures and electromagnetic interference to improve the performance of xEVs and Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) Powered by advancements in technology, the implementation of ADAS and electrified vehicles is rapidly accelerating. The complex systems that power these new vehicles rely on electronics—making reliable operation of these systems critical for safe vehicle… Read more »

Cree’s 650 V SiC MOSFETs designed for onboard EV charging

Cree recently released the Wolfspeed 650 V silicon carbide MOSFET series, designed for the next generation of onboard EV chargers, data centers and renewable energy systems. “Cree is leading the global transition from silicon to silicon carbide, and our new 650 V MOSFET family is the next step in delivering a high-powered solution to a… Read more »