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Power Schottky Diodes include Industry’s Highest Current part

Thu, 10/21/2010 - 5:53am
SiC power Schottky diodesSemiSouth Laboratories, Inc. announced a wide range of SiC power Schottky diodes including the 30A rated SDP30S120 - industry’s highest current 1200V part to be commercially available in a TO-247 package.

The full 1200V, ROHS-compliant product range spans 5-30A with lower current (5 and 10A) diodes packaged as T0-220 parts while 10, 20 and the industry-leading 30A devices are offered in the TO-247 package. All diodes in the family are designed with an advanced integrated junction barrier technology to simultaneously enable low forward voltage with low leakage currents and high power density for compact power designs. Other features include negligible reverse recovery and high reliability.

While the lower current parts are drop-in, risk-free high performance alternatives for other manufacturers’ parts, the SDP30S120 demonstrates SemiSouth’s technology leadership in silicon carbide technology with its outstanding 30A current capability. Comments Dan Schwob, Vice President Sales and Marketing: “These parts can benefit many applications including solar energy where they can be used in the boost sector of solar inverters to dramatically improve efficiency. Other uses include SMPS, PFC devices, induction heating, UPS and motor drives.” He concludes: “We expect to expand our silicon carbide diode Schottky power diode family to include 60A parts in the very near future. This will put us way out in front of our competition and be particularly exciting for manufacturers of 30kW solar inverter systems.”

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