Nexperia extends wide bandgap semiconductor range with SiC diodes 

Samples of industrial-grade 650V, 10A SiC Schottky diodes are now available from Nexperia as the company expands its GaN FET offering. Parts with a current range of 1200V / 6.0 to 20A and automotive-grade parts are also planned.

The PSC1065H (-J/-K/-L) series are Nexperia’s first SiC Schottky diodes. The industrial-grade diodes have 650V repetitive peak reverse voltage (VRRM) and 10A continuous forward current (IF). They are designed to combine high performance and high efficiency with low energy loss in power conversion applications. Providing high voltage-compliant real two-pin (R2P) package with higher creepage distance, the Schottky diode is available in a choice of surface mount (DPAK R2P and D2PAK R2P) or through-hole (TO-220-2, TO-247-2) devices. 

Engineering samples are available on request with a full product release planned for the second quarter of 2022.

Nexperia plans to continuously increase its portfolio of SiC diodes, which will lead to a total of 72 products operating at voltage levels of 650 and 1200V.

According to Mark Roeloffzen, general manager of the bipolar discretes group at Nexperia: “Wide bandgap semiconductors like GaN and SiC are now well placed to meet the stringent needs of high-volume applications, bringing the promise of higher efficiency, greater power density, lower system cost and reduced operating costs for original equipment manufacturers”. 

The SiC Schottky diodes initially target industrial and consumer applications including switch mode power supplies, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) AC/DC and DC/DC converters, the battery charging infrastructure and photovoltaic inverters.

The planned automotive-grade devices are for use in vehicle electrification applications such as on-board chargers, inverters and high-voltage DC/DC converters.

The PSC1065H (-J/-K/-L) is the first in a portfolio of SiC Schottky diodes that Nexperia is developing to address the automotive and industrial markets. 

Nexperia produces diodes, bipolar transistors, ESD protection devices, MOSFETs, GaN FETs and analogue and logic ICs. 

Headquartered in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, Nexperia ships more than 100 billion products, meeting the stringent standards set by the automotive industry. The products are recognised as benchmarks in efficiency, in process, size, power and performance with industry-leading small packages that save valuable energy and space.

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