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SemiSouth 1200V/5A SiC Diodes Offered in True Surface Mount DPAK Packaging

September 18, 2011 by Jeff Shepard

SemiSouth Laboratories, Inc. has launched new 1200V/5A diodes in the true, compact DPAK (TO-252) surface mount packaging which provides the necessary creepage distance and does not require a center pin.

Like many silicon diodes (SiC) diodes from SemiSouth, the new SDB05S120 parts feature a positive temperature coefficient for ease of paralleling. Switching behavior is independent of temperature and the devices have a maximum operating temperature of 175°C. The new diodes also have a zero reverse recovery current and voltage. They have a footprint of 0.385 x 0.260in and a profile of 0.090in.

"We have designed these parts to be as user-friendly as possible", explains SemiSouth’s Vice President Sales & Marketing, Dieter Liesabeths, "with many features that enable designers to realise the benefits of SiC technology quickly and easily."

The major application for these new SiC diodes lies in photo-voltaic micro-inverters, but the devices are also highly suitable for use in SMPS, Power Factor Correction circuits, induction heaters, UPS and motor drives.