Third generation 1200V SiC MOSFETs boost industrial power-conversion efficiency

Toshiba Electronics Europe has launched five 1200V silicon-carbide (SiC) MOSFETs that leverage the company’s third generation SiC technology to boost the energy efficiency of high-voltage industrial applications.

They are intended for use in equipment such as EV charging stations, photovoltaic inverters, industrial power supplies, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), and bidirectional or half-bridge DC-DC converters.

By improving the on-resistance x gate-drain charge (RDS(on) x QGD) figure of merit by more than 80%, this latest SiC technology improves both conduction and switching performance in power-conversion topologies.

In addition, these devices contain the embedded Schottky barrier diode (SBD), proven in the previous generation. The embedded SBD enhances the reliability of SiC MOSFETs by overcoming internal parasitic effects to maintain a stable device RDS(on).

The products also come with a generous maximum gate-source voltage range, from -10V to 25V, which enhances flexibility to operate in various circuit designs and application conditions. The gate-threshold voltage (VGS(th)) range from 3.0V to 5.0V, ensures predictable switching performance with minimal drift and permits a simple gate-driver design.

The third generation SiC MOSFETs available now comprise the TW015N120C, TW030N120C, TW045N120C, TW060N120C, and TW140N120C. The devices have RDS(on) values from 15mΩ to 140mΩ (typical, at VGS = 18V) and drain-current ratings from 20A to 100A (DC at TC=25°C).

All the devices are in full production and ready to order from distributors.