Nexperia, Kyocera team for long term SiC power development

Nexperia, Kyocera team for long term SiC power development

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By Nick Flaherty

Nexperia has teamed up with Kyocera AVX Components in Salzburg to jointly produce a new 650 V, 20 A silicon carbide (SiC) rectifier module as the first stage of a long term partnership on the technology.

The 22 x 28mm module with top-side cooling is aimed at high frequency power applications ranging from 3 kW to 11 kW power stack designs in industrial power supplies, EV charging stations, and on-board chargers.

Space-saving and weight reduction are the key requirements for manufacturers of the next generation power applications. The compact footprint of the SiC rectifier module will help to maximize power density, thereby reducing the amount of required board space and lowering the overall system cost.

Thermal performance is optimized using a combination of top-side cooling (TSC) and an integrated negative temperature coefficient (NTC) sensor which monitors the device temperature and provides real time feedback for device or system level prognosis and diagnosis. This rectifier module has a low inductance package to enable high frequency operation and it has been qualified to operate with a junction temperature of up to 175 °C.

 “This collaboration between Nexperia and Kyocera AVX combines cutting edge silicon carbide semiconductors with state-of-the-art module packaging and will allow Nexperia to better serve the market demand for power electronic products which offer exceptionally high levels of power density,” said Katrin Feurle, Senior Director of the Product Group SiC at Nexperia. “The release of this rectifier module will represent the first step in what is envisaged as a long-term SiC partnership between Nexperia and Kyocera AVX”.

“Nexperia’s manufacturing expertise combined with KYOCERA module know-how make a compelling offering for customers looking to achieve higher power densities using wide bandgap semiconductor technology,” said Thomas Rinschede, Deputy Vice President Sensing and Control Division at Kyocera AVX Components Sensing and Control Division.

 Nexperia expects samples of the new SiC rectifier modules to be available in the first quarter of 2024.;



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