Introduced in March 2013, Cree’s second-generation SiC MOSFETs have been well received throughout the power industry and are experiencing an increasing rate of adoption in several key applications, including a design-in at a major manufacturer’s next-generation, highly efficient PV inverters. With SiC, power supply manufacturers are able to reduce their component count to help improve reliability while maintaining or improving the power supply’s efficiency. Improving power density can also lead to reductions in the size, weight, volume and in some cases, even the cost of power supplies. SiC has been demonstrated to achieve more than twice the power density than typical silicon technology in standard power supply designs.
Packaged SiC MOSFETs from Cree are available from DigiKey, Farnell/Newark, Richardson and Mouser, and die are available from SemiDice. For more information, please visit www.cree.com/power or contact a local Cree sales person or distributor.
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