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EBV and Infineon collaborate on SiC technology

23 June 2021 Power Electronics / Power Management

EBV Elektronik is working closely with Infineon Technologies on the manufacturer’s leading-edge silicon carbide (SiC)-based CoolSiC technology, which delivers key benefits for engineers designing advanced power systems across a wide selection of market sectors and applications. Infineon and EBV will cooperate over the next year and beyond to accelerate the deployment of energy-efficient power devices with CoolSiC technologies.

There is strong global demand for improved, smaller and more cost-effective power conversion systems, especially for the fast-growing market for electric vehicles. Silicon carbide delivers many important advantages over the traditional use of silicon, including higher-voltage operation, wider operating temperature ranges and higher switching frequencies.

Infineon’s CoolSiC technology builds upon these inherent advantages of the semiconductor material to deliver efficiency and reliability across a variety of applications such as battery charging, photovoltaic inverters, motor drives, energy storage and power supplies. The CoolSiC portfolio ranges from SiC-based diodes and discrete MOSFETs to hybrid and full SiC modules.

As part of the cooperation between the two companies, available exclusively from Avnet and EBV is an entry-level evaluation board (EVAL-1ED3122MC12H-SiC) from Infineon that is designed to provide engineers and developers with a simple way to quickly try out the possibilities of the advanced CoolSiC technology. The board is ready for use to evaluate the performance of the 650 V or 1200 V CoolSiC MOSFETs, which will require soldering to the board depending on the user application. Extensive training programmes for engineers designing power systems are available within the framework of this cooperation.

Key features of the new Infineon board include the CoolSiC MOSFETs organised in a half-bridge configuration, along with onboard, optimised members of the 1ED-X3 family of single-channel, galvanically isolated 10 A gate drivers and isolated power supply circuitry to provide the required voltages.

For more information contact EBV Electrolink, +27 21 402 1940, capetown@ebv.com, www.ebv.com


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