Posts Tagged: Wolfspeed

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… Read more »

Wolfspeed Technology introduces third-gen 1,200 V SiC MOSFET

Only one year after they were first introduced, Cree’s Wolfspeed Technologies has announced its third generation of 1,200 V SiC MOSFETs. Designed for EV powertrain applications, Wolfspeed claims that the MOSFET has the highest figure of merit on the market today, with low drain-source on resistance (RDS) performance and the industry’s lowest switching losses. Samples are currently available… Read more »

Wolfspeed’s new SiC power module is built for harsh environments

Wolfspeed, a specialist in silicon carbide (SiC) power products, has released a new power module that’s designed to withstand high-humidity, high-temperature and high-voltage conditions. The new all-SiC module, rated for 300 A and 1.2 kV blocking, passed a reliability test that subjected it to an environment of 85% relative humidity and 85° C ambient temperature… Read more »

Mersen beats next generation DOE power density targets through Stack Reference designs

150 kVA – 16kW/L SiC power stack for heavy-duty EV Mersen partnered with AgileSwitch and FTCAP to develop two high performance 3-phase inverter power stack reference designs. The SiC MOSFET version uses Wolfspeed SiC modules to deliver 150 kVA at a power density of 16 kVA/l, exceeding the DOE’s 2020 roadmap for electric vehicle applications…. Read more »

Wolfspeed launches a new silicon carbide MOSFET for EV inverters

Wide Bandgap (WBG) semiconductor technologies have attracted a lot of attention and research funding in the past decade. Both public and private institutions around the world have been obsessed with accelerating the evolution of WBG tech into commercial power electronics applications. What’s all the fuss about? WBG materials such as silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium… Read more »

Wolfspeed expands MOSFET platform to 1,200 V

Wolfspeed, a pioneer of silicon carbide (SiC) power products, has expanded its C3M platform to include a 1,200 V MOSFET. The new device is designed to enable an increase in frequency while maintaining efficiency, lowering system cost, reducing circuit EMI, and enabling 99% efficiency levels in three-phase power factor correction circuits. The device uses Wolfspeed’s… Read more »

Wolfspeed’s new 1,000 V silicon carbide MOSFET reduces cost and size, improves efficiency

Wolfspeed, a specialist in silicon carbide (SiC) power products, has introduced a 1,000 V MOSFET that’s designed to reduce overall system cost, while improving efficiency and decreasing size. Wolfspeed says the new MOSFET, which is optimized for fast charging and industrial power supplies, enables a 30 percent reduction in component count, a 3x increase in… Read more »

Infineon acquires Wolfspeed to strengthen its position in SiC-based power solutions

Semiconductor maker Infineon Technologies has agreed to acquire the Wolfspeed Power and RF division of LED manufacturer Cree, for $850 million. The deal also includes the related silicon carbide wafer substrate business. Wolfspeed specializes in silicon carbide-based power and gallium nitride-on-silicon carbide-based RF power solutions. The deal also includes related core competencies in wafer substrate… Read more »

Wolfspeed introduces all-SiC half-bridge power module and gate driver combination

Wolfspeed, a Cree company, has introduced a fully-qualified all-SiC commercial power module. The 62 mm module is designed to offer high efficiency and power density for high-current power electronics such as converters/inverters, motor drives and other EV components. According to Wolfspeed, the new module achieves efficiency of over 98%, allowing system designers to realize systems… Read more »