2021-10-16T16:35:15-05:00

White Paper: Deciphering Data Sheets

During the component selection process of hardware design, it’s typical to quickly review datasheets and user guides before committing to a specific chipset. However, depending on the application, it may benefit the designer to explore some of these features in greater detail. Download this white paper and learn how to “decipher” datasheets for Wolfspeed SiC MOSFETs and Schottky diodes, which have many important details that should not be overlooked...

2021-10-11T14:28:26-05:00

White Paper: Dynamic Characterization and Measurement Methods for SiC MOSFETs

With increased voltage ratings, lower operating temperatures, higher-current capabilities, and better recovery characteristics, silicon carbide (SiC) has enabled several applications to maximize efficiency and power density while keeping costs at a minimum; however, it’s important to fully characterize these components and their performance in order to take full advantage of SiC technology.

2021-10-14T14:19:14-05:00

White Paper: Designing for Scalability in High-Power Applications

The Wolfspeed SiC product portfolio includes discrete components ranging from 650 V to 1700 V that provide flexibility and low-cost, multi-source solutions, and the WolfPACK family of press-fit, baseplate-less designs that offer industry-standard, mid-range power options -- enabling designers to scale power appropriate to their application and optimize power density, design simplicity, system costs, and reliability…

2021-09-01T11:32:43-05:00

Technical Article: Getting to a Cleaner Future

Designers of solar inverters face a multidimensional challenge to ensure solar power continues to meet the growing demand for clean energy. This article explores these challenges by comparing the latest solutions in terms of efficiency, weight, cost and reliability, and shows that flying capacitor topologies can offer unique opportunities for system optimization…

2021-10-14T14:18:04-05:00

Wolfspeed 1200V SiC MOSFETs Enable Bidirectional Charging for 200V to 800V EV Batteries

SiC MOSFET benefits apply to EV charging systems, and Wolfspeed’s 1,200V SiC MOSFETs not only offer performance enhancements but also allow for bidirectional charging/discharging, thereby replacing IBGT topologies and allowing for simple two-level implementations…

2021-04-19T11:46:21-05:00

Technical Article: Energy Storage Systems Boost Electric Vehicles’ Fast Charger Infrastructure

Electric vehicles (EVs) will gain more and more market share, eventually taking over internal combustion engine vehicles. Direct current (dc) fast charging stations will replace, or integrate, petrol stations. Renewable energies will be used to power them, such as solar and wind. People will desire to charge their EVs in less than 15 minutes and they won’t want to wait in a queue for a unique charging pile...

2021-02-08T12:04:38-06:00

Application Note: Characterization of a 62mm SiC Power Module with AgileSwitch Augmented Switching Gate Drivers

Switching a SiC MOSFET Power Module creates two significant problems that need to be addressed in order to optimize the performance of the device: turn-off voltage overshoot and ringing. These two parasitic problems need to be controlled while maintaining efficient switching. Microchip’s AgileSwitch® line of patented Gate Drive products address these problems...

2021-02-08T12:05:02-06:00

Application Note: Reducing Size, Noise, and Field Failures of Transportation APUs

As vehicle electrification proliferates the consumer EV segment, other forms of transportation are also chasing the global macrotrend. Today, designers are finally able to extract disruptive system-level benefits of SiC technology to shrink the size, noise, and field failures of auxiliary power units (APUs) in transportation vehicles.

2021-02-08T12:03:47-06:00

Walk Around the Block: EV Fast Charging

The “Walk Around the Block” webinar series addresses design challenges and trending topics relative to power electronics applications. In this series, we’ll focus on EV fast charging and highlight a variety of topics from our vendors Wolfspeed (On-board chargers), u-blox (Wireless communications), Analog Devices (Optimize switching) and Microchip (Power factor correction)...

2021-02-08T12:08:52-06:00

Webinar On-Demand: Gate Driver Circuit Design for GaN Power Applications

A detailed review of selected gate driver circuits and the design considerations for various applications with GaN, this webinar covers the characteristics of different GaN topologies and their driving requirements, examples and experimental results of gate driver circuits for applications from low power to high power, and more...

2021-10-14T14:12:05-05:00

White Paper: Fast-Charging Electric Vehicles – SiC Delivers the Most Power from the Smallest Charger

EV charging infrastructure must not only be fast and ubiquitous, but it must be powerful, efficient, smaller, and cost-effective. Silicon carbide (SiC) is the technology best equipped to meet these requirements, while also preparing fast-charging infrastructure for future requirements such as bidirectional charger design...

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