ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Feb. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced sampling availability of the first product in its next-generation 1200-volt (V) Silicon Carbide (SiC) MOSFETs, the 40 mOhm MSC040SMA120B. The company also announced the release of its complementary 1200 V SiC Schottky barrier diodes (SBDs), further expanding Microsemi's growing SiC discretes and modules portfolios.
The new SiC MOSFET product family is highly avalanche-rated, demonstrating the devices' ruggedness for industrial, automotive and commercial aviation power applications, and offers a high short circuit withstand rating for robust operation. Additional members of the product family will be released in the coming months, including commercially and AEC-Q101 qualified 700 V and 1200 V SiC MOSFET solutions to address a wide range of power applications which can leverage Microsemi's newly released SiC SBDs.
"Our new SiC MOSFET product family provides customers with the benefits of more efficient switching and high reliability, particularly in comparison to Silicon diodes, Silicon MOSFETs and Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) solutions," said Leon Gross, vice president and business unit manager for Microsemi's Power Discretes and Modules business unit. "Customers focused on developing cost-effective power electronics solutions for rugged environments can select their ideal solutions from these next-generation offerings, with the ability to scale to their specific SiC MOSFET needs."
Microsemi's next-generation SiC MOSFETs and new SiC SBDs are designed with high repetitive unclamped inductive switching (UIS) capability at rated current, with no degradation or failures. The new SiC MOSFETs maintain high UIS capability at approximately 10-15 Joule per square centimeter (J/cm2) and robust short circuit protection at 3-5 microseconds . The company's SiC SBDs are designed with balanced surge current, forward voltage, thermal resistance and thermal capacitance ratings at low reverse current for lower switching loss. In addition, its SiC MOSFET and SiC SBD die can be paired together for use in modules.
Microsemi's new SiC MOSFETs and SBDs are ideal for a wide range of applications within the industrial and automotive markets, and its SiC MOSFETs can also be used in switch mode power supply and motor control applications within the medical, aerospace, defense and data center markets. Examples include hybrid electric vehicle (HEV)/EV charging, conductive/inductive onboard charging (OBC), DC-DC converters, EV powertrain/tractional control, switch mode power supply, photovoltaic (PV) inverters, motor control and actuation for aviation.
According to research and consulting firm, IndustryARC, wide bandgap semiconductor technologies, namely SiC-based devices, are likely to shift from development to commercial phase due to growth driven in power electronics applications to enhance power conversion efficiency and minimize power losses. The advancement in power conversion paves the way of SiC-based devices in EV charging, which helps lessen battery charging cycles as well reduce the high cost of battery packs. Integration of SiC devices in on-board charging and DC-to-DC power conversion systems enable higher switching frequency and lower losses. IndustryARC expects the SiC market in EV charging to witness a growth rate of approximately 33 percent until 2024.
Microsemi is well-positioned with these trends, with its SiC MOSFETs offering 10 times lower failure-in-time (FIT) rate than comparable Si IGBTs at rated voltages with regard to neutron susceptibility. Its SiC SBDs complement its SiC MOSFET robustness with UIS ratings 20 percent higher than competitor parts tested. The company's SiC products offer a number of other advantages, including improved system efficiency with 25-50 percent power output increases for the same physical dimensions, efficiency at higher switching frequencies over IGBTs, reduced system size and weight, operating stability over temperature (+175 degrees C) and significant cooling cost savings.
Demonstrations at APEC March 4-8 and Product Availability
Microsemi's next-generation 1200V, 40 Ohm SiC MOSFET, MSC040SMA120B, is sampling now, and its complementary SiC SBDs are available in full production. For more information, visit https://www.microsemi.com/product-directory/mosfet/3539-sic-mosfet or contact [email protected]. The devices and corresponding SiC gate driver solutions will be showcased at APEC 2018 in San Antonio, Texas March 4-8, 2018 in the Richardson RFPD booth, #1147.
Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for aerospace & defense, communications, data center and industrial markets. Products include high-performance and radiation-hardened analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs; power management products; timing and synchronization devices and precise time solutions, setting the world's standard for time; voice processing devices; RF solutions; discrete components; enterprise storage and communication solutions, security technologies and scalable anti-tamper products; Ethernet solutions; Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, and has approximately 4,800 employees globally. Learn more at www.microsemi.com.
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