Richardson RFPD offers Wolfspeed’s latest SiC module

Distributor, Richardson RFPD, announces the availability and full design support capabilities for a new silicon carbide (SiC) module from Wolfspeed, a Cree company.

The XM3 power module platform was developed to maximize the benefits of SiC, while keeping the module and system design robust, simple and cost-effective, explains Richardson.

The CAB450M12XM3 is the first part to be launched in the XM3 module platform, with additional offerings to be released in the future.

The half bridge CAB450M12XM3 module measures 80 x 53 x 19mm. It is half the weight and volume of a standard 62mm module, to maximise power density while minimising loop inductance and enabling simple power busing.

It has a blocking voltage of 1,200V and a current rating of 450A and a low inductance of 6.7nH.

The new module’s SiC-optimised packaging enables 175 degree C continuous junction operation, with a high-reliability silicon nitride (Si3N4) power substrate to ensure mechanical robustness under extreme conditions.

The CAB450M12XM3 is designed for use in demanding applications such as EV chargers, UPS and traction drives.

A 300kW high-performance, three-phase inverter reference design is also available to support laboratory system level evaluation. The CRD300DA12E-XM3 includes three of the new CAB450M12XM3 modules, as well as three CGD12HBXMP gate drivers.

Richardson RFPD is an Arrow Electronics company, specialising in RF, wireless, IoT and power technologies for RF and power component suppliers. Whether it’s designing components or engineering complete solutions, Richardson RFPD’s worldwide design centres and technical sales team provide comprehensive support for customers’ go-to-market strategy, from prototype to production.

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