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Fuji Electric Introduces SiC Hybrid Module For US

100A/1200V module achieves 30 percent lower losses at 16kHz 

Power electronics manufacturer Fuji Electric has announced a new SiC hybrid module for the North American market, which allows for smaller, lighter system packages due to its higher switching speed and increased efficiency over full Silicon Power Modules. The new module began shipping to customers earlier this month and boasts temperature stability and virtually no reverse recovery loss.

"The high performance and superior efficiency of the SiC module results in a reduction of total energy consumption, which in turn decreases both system costs and operating expenses over time," said Phil Charatz, president and CEO of Fuji Electric Corp. of America. "The use of a hybrid module is an effective way to take advantage of this new technology while waiting for full SiC modules to reach mass adoption."

The 6MSi100VB-120-50, a 100A/1200V 6-pack SiC hybrid module, is suitable for a variety of power electronics applications including alternative energy, medical imaging, motor drive, and UPS. According to Fuji, it achieves 30 percent lower losses at 16kHz under standard operating conditions, which is a significant improvement over the performance of full silicon modules.

"One of the benefits of migrating towards the use of SiC in our products is the flexibility we have configuring the technology for a variety of products and applications," added Charatz. "Fuji Electric's engineering and development teams are hard at work developing new, innovative products to support our customers' evolving needs."


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