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Research Area - SiC

Power Device Applications

SiC has material properties, which make it very attractive for high-power, high-frequency and high temperature applications. Some of these are the high electric breakdown field, high saturated electron velocity and high thermal conductivity. This gives SiC technology advantages over mainly Si technology such as, very high blocking voltages, high switching frequency, lower on-state and switching losses. SiC based power electronics will drastically reduce the power losses in most generation and distribution systems for electrical energy. The higher frequency, smaller dimensions, less cooling requirements and greater efficiency obtained with SiC power electronics will give more efficient systems in any application where the AC-DC, DC-AC or DC-DC conversion is required.

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Last updated: 03/20/13