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May 18th, 2013
Cree’s new power module enables higher-performance, more-reliable and lower-cost power conversion systems compared to state-of-the art silicon modules
Cree is introducing the industry’s first commercially available silicon-carbide (SiC) six-pack power module in an industry-standard 45-mm package.
When replacing a silicon module with equivalent ratings, Cree’s six-pack module can reduce power losses by 75 percent, which leads to an immediate 70 percent reduction in the size of the heat sink or a 50 percent increase in power density.The new six-pack SiC module unlocks the traditional design constraints associated with power density, efficiency and cost, thereby enabling the designer to create high-performance, reliable and low-cost power-conversion systems. When compared to state-of-the-art silicon modules, the SiC 1.2 kV, 50 A modules deliver performance equivalent to silicon modules rated at 150 A.
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