Digi-Key Announces Exclusive Stock of GeneSiC 3300V Schottky Rectifiers
Digi-Key Corporation today announced an agreement to serve as exclusive distributor of the latest low-capacitance silicon carbide (SiC) Schottky rectifiers from GeneSiC Semiconductor, Inc.. These innovative rectifiers are specifically targeted towards voltage multiplier circuits and high voltage assemblies used in a wide range of x-ray, laser, and particle generator power supplies.
GeneSiCâ€™s 3300 V/0.3 A Schottky rectifiers feature zero reverse recovery current that does not change with temperature. This relatively high voltage in a single device allows a reduction in voltage multiplication stages required in typical high voltage generator circuits, through use of higher AC input voltages. The near-ideal switching characteristics allow the elimination/dramatic reduction of voltage balancing networks and snubber circuits.
â€œThis product offering comes from years of sustained efforts at GeneSiC. We believe the 3300 V rating is a key differentiator for the high voltage generator market, and will allow significant benefits to our customers. GeneSiCâ€™s low VF, low capacitance SiC Schottky Rectifiers enable this breakthrough product," said Dr. Ranbir Singh, President of GeneSiC Semiconductor.
Technical highlights of these 3300 V/0.3 A SiC rectifiers include: On-state Drop of 1.7 V at 0.3 A; Positive temperature coefficient on VF; Tjmax = 175oC; and capacitive charge 52 nC (typical). All devices are 100% tested to full voltage/current ratings and housed in halogen-free, RoHS-compliant, industry-standard TO-220FP (Full Pack) packages.