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New 1.2kV, 120A Half-Bridge Module for 30-60kW Power Conversion Systems

Published: Dec 10,2014

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Cree announces the release of a new 1.2kV 120A half-bridge module (CAS120M12BM2) that brings game-changing SiC-based performance and system-level cost savings to 30 kW - 60 kW power conversion systems.

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Powered by C2M MOSFET technology, the new module offers an industry low 2.1 mJ of total switching losses that is 14x lower than similarly rated IGBT4 modules. Positioned as a lower priced alternative to the existing high reliability CAS100H12AM1 module, the new CAS120M12BM2 module facilitates an easy design-in experience due to the well known, industry standard 62 mm package and the simple drive requirements of the C2M MOSFETs.

The new module represents a new price/performance paradigm for SiC technology, enabling simpler, lower cost systems with higher efficiency and reliability in applications such as induction heating, battery chargers, DC/DC converters, solar inverters, and line regenerative motor drives.

The CAS120M12BM2 module is stocked and available for immediate purchase at authorized Cree distributors such as Digi-Key, Mouser, and Richardson RFPD/Arrow RF & Power.

Features:

- Ultra-low loss

- High-efficiency operation

- Zero reverse-recovery current from diode

- Zero turn-off tail current from MOSFET

- Normally-off, fail-safe device operation

- Ease of paralleling

- Copper baseplate and aluminum-nitride insulator

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