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SemiSouth Doubles Current Rating Of SiC Power Diodes To 10A

New 1200V silicon carbide diodes will enable manufacturers of products such as solar inverters, SMPS, induction heaters, UPS and motor drives to benefit from increased performance and reduced space


SemiSouth Laboratories, a developer of SiC transistor technology for high-power, high-efficiency, harsh-environment power management and conversion applications, has doubled the current rating of its DPAK-packaged SiC diodes from 5A to 10A.



SDB10S120 1200V/10A diodes now in TO-252

The 1200V/10A SDB10S120 features a positive temperature coefficient for ease of paralleling, and temperature-independent switching behavior. Maximum operating temperature is 1750C. The devices also exhibit zero forward and reverse recovery current. Total capacitive charge is 40nC. The true two lead DPAK (TO-252-2L) package has a mounted footprint (nominal) of 9.8 x 6.6mm and measures just 2.29mm high.

SemiSouth’s Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Dieter Liesabeths explains, “By again extending our leadership position in silicon carbide with these new 1200V/10A diodes we are enabling manufacturers of products such as solar inverters, SMPS, induction heaters, UPS and motor drives – and well as anyone building PFC circuits – to benefit from increased performance and reduced space."

Samples are available now with volume production starting in June 2012. Devices are priced at $8.66 in 1000 piece quantities..


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