The CCS050M12CM2 SiC six-pack power module from Cree, the first to market in an industry standard 45 mm package, enables the designer to create high performance, reliable and low cost power conversion systems. It is reported that by replacing an equivalent rating silicon module with the new six-pack module, power losses are reduced by 75%, which leads to an immediate 70% reduction in the size of the heat sink or a 50% increase in power density. Efficient switching allows the SiC module to be used with less derating than silicon IGBTs, enabling higher frequency operation to both increase fundamental output frequency and reduce passive component size. SiC power modules provide benefits to applications such as solar inverters, uninterruptible power supplies and industrial power supplies. The CCS050M12CM2 six-pack modules are available for immediate shipping through Digi-Key and Mouser Electronics. Gate driver ICs suitable for SiC MOSFETs are available from IXYS and TI. Complete gate driver boards (CRD-001) are available as samples from Cree upon request.
SiC Module Enhances Power Conversion Systems
SiC six-pack power module enables designer to create high performance, reliable and low cost power conversion systems.