Strategic cooperation delivers cutting-edge silicon carbide technologies

18-06-2021 | EBV Elektronik | Semiconductors

EBV Elektronik, an Avnet company, is working closely with Infineon on the manufacturer’s leading-edge SiC-based CoolSiC technology, which provides key benefits for engineers designing advanced power systems over a wide selection of market sectors and applications. The companies will cooperate over the next year and beyond to expedite energy-efficient power devices with CoolSiCTM technologies.

As part of the collaboration between the two companies, an entry-level evaluation board (EVAL-1ED3122MC12H-SiC) from Infineon is intended to give engineers and developers a simple way to quickly try out the possibilities of the advanced CoolSiCTM technology. The board is ready to evaluate the performance of the 650V or 1200V CoolSiC MOSFETs, which will necessitate soldering to the board depending on the user application. Extensive training programmes for engineers designing power systems are offered within the framework of this collaboration.

Key features of the new board include the CoolSiC MOSFETs organised in a half-bridge configuration, along with onboard optimised 1ED-X3 family of single-channel galvanically isolated 10A gate drivers and isolated power supply circuitry to produce the required voltages.

“The SiC market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 30% over the next five years. Infineon is dedicated to participating in this growth for SiC technology leveraging distribution channels that share the same ambition,” said PY Ferrard, corporate vice president, Distribution and EMS at Infineon. “And we anticipate that EBV can be a cornerstone of our strategy to realise our goals for our CoolSiC portfolio, which provides designers with the ability to realise ever-lower costs and higher efficiency in power conversion systems in fast-growing markets and applications.”

“It speaks volumes that Infineon, a world leader in silicon carbide and power technologies, has chosen EBV as its first distributor to run a dedicated programme on CoolSiC technology,” said Thomas Staudinger, president, EBV Elektronik. “It is a clear demonstration of both our know-how and the global reach of Avnet in critically important power electronics applications.”

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