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Wolfspeed Auxiliary Power Supply Evaluation Board for SiC MOSFET

April 27, 2017 by Richardson RFPD

This article features the full design support capabilities for a new evaluation board utilizing Wolfspeed's C2M1000170J for auxiliary power supplies.

Single-end flyback converter design delivers 48 W of power utilizing 1700 V SiC MOSFET in a low-inductance surface mount D2PAK to reduce total cost and simplify the design.

Richardson RFPD, Inc. announced the availability and full design support capabilities for a new evaluation board from Wolfspeed, a Cree Company.

The CRD-060DD17P-2 is a demonstration board for a single-end flyback converter design with built with Wolfspeed’s commercially-available 1700 V SiC MOSFET.

The 48 W experimental reference design demonstrates how the 1700 V SiC MOSFET can reduce total cost and simplify the design of auxiliary power supply. It replaces the more common, but more complicated, silicon-based two-switch flyback topology, while successfully supporting a wide input voltage range (300 V to 1000 V). An active start-up circuit is also introduced to achieve less start-up losses with faster start-up time.

The design utilizes Wolfspeed’s C2M1000170J, which is available in a 7LD2PAK surface mount package that combines a small footprint with a wide creepage distance—7mm between drain and source. By moving to the surface mount package, design engineers can achieve economical thermal designs without the need for heat sink on the MOSFET. The addition of a heat sink enables the same design to reach 58 W of output power.

The C2M1000170J features high blocking voltage with low RDS(on), low parasitic inductance, ultra-low drain gate capacitance, and a separate driver source pin. It is easy to parallel and simple to drive, and it is ideally suited for auxiliary power supplies, switch mode power supplies, and other applications involving high-voltage capacitive loads.


About Richardson RFPD

Richardson RFPD, an Arrow Company, is a specialized electronic component distributor providing design engineers with deep technical expertise and localized global design support for the latest new products from the world's leading suppliers of RF, Wireless, IoT and Power Technologies.

Richardson RFPD has a rich and unique history of engineering solutions and distributing components for the global electronics market. With over 400 employees, more than 35 locations across the globe and as the most profitable and fastest growing division of Richardson Electronics, Richardson RFPD, Inc. became a wholly owned subsidiary of Arrow Electronics on March 1, 2011.


This article originally appeared in the Bodo’s Power Systems magazine.