Redefining the Power MOSFET Landscape with the Industrys First 900V SiC Device
Cree, Inc. has introduced its latest break-through in SiC power device technology: the industry’s first 900V MOSFET platform optimized for high-frequency power electronics applications
Cree, Inc. has introduced its latest break-through in SiC power device technology: the industry’s first 900V MOSFET platform. Optimized for high-frequency power electronics applications, including renewable energy inverters, electric vehicle charging systems, and three-phase industrial power supplies, the new 900V platform enables smaller and higher efficiency next-generation power conversion systems at cost parity with silicon-based solutions.
“As a technology leader in SiC power, we’re committed to breaking the performance barriers that really matter to the power conversion design community,” said Dr. Cengiz Balkas, vice president and general manager, Cree Power and RF, “When compared to equivalent silicon MOSFETs, this breakthrough 900V platform enables a new market for our products by broadening the power range we can address in end systems. Following our 1200V MOSFETs, which exhibit superior performance to high voltage IGBTs, we are now able to outperform lower voltage super-junction silicon MOSFET technology at 900V. This platform delivers vastly superior characteristics, thereby providing power designers with the potential to innovate smaller, faster, cooler, and more efficient power solutions.
Without question, it is beyond the reach of anything currently achievable with silicon.” Built on Cree’s industry-leading SiC planar technology, the new 900V MOSFET platform expands the product portfolio to address design challenges common to new and evolving application segments in which a higher DC link voltage is desirable. The lead product (C3M0065090J) features the lowest on-resistance rating (65mΩ) of any 900V MOSFET device currently available on the market. Moreover, in addition to the industry standard TO247-3 and TO220-3 packages, the new device is also offered in a low-impedance D2Pak-7L surface-mount package with a Kelvin connection to help minimize gate ringing.
The C3M0065090J is rated at 900V/32A, with an RDS(ON) of 65mΩ at 25°C. At higher temperature operation (TJ = 150°C), the RDS(ON) is just 90mΩ.
Cree is an innovator of Wolfspeed® power and radio frequency (RF) semiconductors, lighting class LEDs and lighting products. Cree’s Wolfspeed product families include silicon carbide materials, power-switching devices and RF devices targeted for applications such as electric vehicles, fast charging, inverters, power supplies, telecom and military and aerospace. Cree’s LED product families include blue and green LED chips, high-brightness LEDs and lighting-class power LEDs targeted for indoor and outdoor lighting, video displays, transportation and specialty lighting applications. Cree’s LED lighting systems and lamps serve indoor and outdoor applications.