Schottky diodes improve efficiency in solar applications

Schottky diodes improve efficiency in solar applications

Cree Inc. announces a series of packaged diodes that deliver one of the highest blocking voltages available in SiC Schottky technology. The 1,700-V Z-Rec Schottky diodes virtually eliminate the reverse recovery losses suffered in silicon PiN diode alternatives, enabling ultra-efficient, smaller, and lighter systems with improved reliability. These newly released products extend the performance improvements and system cost savings enabled by Z-Rec technology at 1,700 V to lower-power applications designed with discrete components.

While the 1,700-V bare die have been available for customers who design their own custom power modules, the new TO-247-2 packages allow customers to take advantage of SiC for lower-power 1,700-V designs, enable more design flexibility in choosing current levels, and support a faster time to market.

Designated the C3Dxx170H Series, the new SiC Schottky diodes are rated for 10A/1,700V and 25A/1,700V and are available in an industry standard TO-247-2 package. Operating junction temperature is rated for -55° to 175° C.

For more information, contact Cree Inc., 4600 Silicon Dr., Durham, NC 27703. Phone: (800) 533-2583.

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