GeneSiC is targeting low on-state voltage drop Silicon Carbide (SiC) power devices with 2-15 kV, 200°C, 20 kHz ratings as a key enabling technology for next generation advanced utility and military hardware. The immediate application for such devices includes electric utility, directed energy weapon systems, particle accelerators for high energy physics experiments, railbound vehicles, medical, and high power tube-based RADAR systems. GeneSiC is also developing 600-3300 V power transistors and rectifier products for Aerospace, Hybrid electric vehicle and Oil drilling applications that require power hungry control, communications, computing, propulsion and health monitoring systems. Power circuit elements required to process power between the energy generation/storage point and consumption point in these systems are:
- AC-DC rectifier and power factor correction (PFC) circuits;
- Battery chargers;
- DC-DC converters;
- DC-AC inverters for motor control applications;
- Un-interruptible power supply (UPS) systems, and
- Frequency changers.
Temperature robustness and radiation-hard properties of GeneSiC’s devices allows these circuit elements to operate under extreme temperature and high radiation environments. The low on-state and switching losses of GeneSiC’s devices allows much higher energy conversion efficiency, while offering a variety of features like overload/short circuit protection, over-voltage protection, synchronization, over-temperature protection and the ability to run in parallel while providing low harmonic distortion, noise and EMI emissions.
At GeneSiC Semiconductor, we collaborate with you in providing custom design services and offer early access to our newest innovations in SiC power device and module technology. It's our mission to stretch limits and challenge breakthrough innovations in conceiving ever more efficient power devices. Our custom services also offer system-level optimization to help customers integrate our products in to your system to reach the most efficient solution possible! For Custom services, please contact us.