SiC Schottky barrier diodes are ideal for PFC circuits and inverters. They are available for high voltage resistance, large current circuits. High-speed switching characteristics minimize switching loss, improving device operating frequency.Electronics Fundamentals
SiC SBD Features
- Ultra short recovery time
- Supports high-speed switching
- Low temperature dependence
- Automotive grade products available
|Rated Voltage||Rated Current|
|650V||6A to 100A*|
|1200V||5A to 50A|
|1700V*||10A to 50A|
Key Feature 1 : Dramatically lower switching loss
Ultra-short reverse recovery time (impossible to achieve with silicon) enables high-speed switching. This minimizes the reverse recovery charge (Qrr), reducing switching loss significantly, contributing to end-product miniaturization.
In addition, SiC devices maintain a constant trr regardless of temperature, unlike conventional silicon fast recovery diodes where the trr increases with temperature.
This enables high-temperature driving without increasing switching loss.
Key Feature 2 : Stable temperature characteristics
SiC diodes exhibit stabler temperature characteristics (i.e. forward voltage) compared with silicon-based devices, simplifying parallel connection(s) and preventing thermal runaway - unlike Si FRDs.
- Switching mode power supplies
- PFC(Power Factor Correction) circuits and others
- Power conditioners used in photovoltaic power generation
- EV(Electric Vehicle)/HEV(Hybrid Electric Vehicle) inverters and chargers
- Motor drive
■ Example: PFC circuit
■ Example: Automotive Charging Circuit
Key Feature 3 : A vertically integrated production system ensures high quality and stable supply
A 'Quality First' objective allows ROHM to establish a vertically integrated manufacturing system for SiC production. In addition to acquiring SiCrystal, a German wafer fabrication company in 2009, the ROHM Group continues to implement activities to improve quality throughout the entire manufacturing process, from wafers to packages. World-class manufacturing technologies and stable production capacity provide increased cost competitiveness and ensures a stable, long-term supply of new products.