FAQ: Exploring the In-circuit Behavior of Silicon Carbide MOSFETs and Schottky Diodes

Feb. 26, 2024
Silicon Carbide design simulation tools are great for design engineers to use to help accelerate time-to-market.

Design simulators have long been key to new circuit designs, particularly for power electronics. The latest design simulation platforms focus on silicon carbide (SiC) MOSFETs and Schottky diodes that are typically used in power topologies such as buck and boost converters. Design simulation tools help design engineers decrease time-to-market by allowing them to thoroughly test components before designing them. 

This FAQ explains how engineers can evaluate three different forms of conduction losses, including forward, reverse, and body-diode losses. Designers will learn how design simulations on SiC chips are performed using a PLECS-based simulation platform geared specifically toward user-specified data. 

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