New SiC diodes for demanding automotive applications

12-06-2018 | ON Semiconductor | Semiconductors

ON Semiconductor expanded its SiC Schottky diode portfolio to include devices particularly intended for demanding automotive applications. The new AEC-Q101 automotive grade SiC diodes produce the reliability and ruggedness required by modern automotive applications, along with the many performance benefits synonymous with WBG technologies.

The company's new SiC diodes are offered in popular surface mount and through-hole packages, which include TO-247, D2PAK and DPAK. The FFSHx0120 1200 Volt (V) Gen1 devices, and FFSHx065 650 V Gen2 devices give zero reverse recovery, temperature independent current stability, extremely low leakage current, low forward voltage, high surge capacity and a positive temperature coefficient. They give improved efficiency while the faster recovery advances switching speeds, which reduces the size of magnetic components required.

“By expanding our Schottky diode range with AEC qualified devices, ON Semiconductor is bringing the significant benefits of SiC technology to automotive applications, allowing our customers to achieve the demanding performance requirements of this sector,” said Fabio Necco, senior director, ON Semiconductor. “SiC technology is a perfect fit for the automotive environment where it delivers greater efficiency, faster switching, improved thermal performance and high levels of robustness. In a sector where saving space and weight are critical, the greater power density of SiC, which helps reduce overall solution size, along with the associated benefit of smaller magnetics, is most welcome.”

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