Partners say compact SiC rectifier module helps maximise power density

Nexperia has partnered with Kyocera AVX Salzburg to produce a 650V SiC rectifier module.

The 650V, 20A SiC rectifier module is for high frequency power applications ranging from 3.0 to 11kW power stack designs and is aimed at industrial power supplies, EV charging stations and on-board chargers.
According to Nexperia, the rectifier module will help to maximise power density, reducing the amount of required board space and lowering the overall system cost. Thermal performance is optimised using a combination of top-side cooling (TSC) and an integrated negative temperature co-efficient (NTC) sensor which monitors the device temperature and provides real time feedback for device or system level prognosis and diagnosis. This rectifier module has a low inductance package to enable high frequency operation and it has been qualified to operate with a junction temperature of up to 175 degrees C.

Katrin Feurle, senior director of the product group SiC at Nexperia, said: “The release of this rectifier module will represent the first step in what is envisaged as a long-term SiC partnership between Nexperia and Kyocera AVX”.

Thomas Rinschede, deputy vice president Sensing and Control Division at Kyocera AVX Components Sensing and Control Division, commented: “We are delighted to further extend our successful partnership with Nexperia into the production of silicon carbide modules for power electronics applications. Nexperia’s manufacturing expertise combined with Kyocera module know-how make a compelling offering for customers looking to achieve higher power densities using wide bandgap semiconductor technology.”

Nexperia expects samples of the new SiC rectifier modules to be available in the first quarter of 2024.

Headquartered in the Netherlands, Nexperia is a semiconductor company with employees across Europe, Asia, and the United States. The company says it develops and produces essential semiconductors to enable the basic functionality of virtually every electronic design in the world – from automotive and industrial to mobile and consumer applications.

The company is committed to efficiency, sustainability and stringent industry requirements with an extensive IP portfolio, expanding product range and  certification to IATF 16949, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 standards.

Kyocera AVX manufactures electronic components and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera. It has research, development and manufacturing facilities spanning more than 15 countries. It designs, develops, manufactures, and supplies advanced capacitors, antennas, interconnects, circuit protection and timing devices, sensors, controls, filters, fuses, diodes, resistors, couplers, and inductors optimised for 5G, IoT, aerospace, automotive, consumer electronics, industrial, medical, and military markets.

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