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Automotive-qualified switcher ICs deliver 1700V SiC MOSFET

Stephen Law   

Automation / Robotics Electronics automotive MOSFET semiconductor

POWER INTEGRATIONS InnoSwitch 3-AQ family now includes two AEC-Q100 qualified, 1700-volt rated automotive-qualified switching power supply ICs that incorporate a silicon carbide (SiC) primary switching MOSFET. Delivering up to 70 watts of output power, the devices are suitable for use in 600 and 800-volt battery and fuel-cell electric passenger vehicles, as well as electric buses, trucks and a wide range of industrial power applications. Devices reduce the number of components required to implement a power supply by as much as 50 percent, saving significant circuit-board space, enhancing system reliability and mitigating component sourcing challenges.

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