ON Semiconductor Releases Family of SiC Power Modules

By Perry Cohen

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

July 20, 2020

News

ON Semiconductor released the NXH40B120MNQ family of full SiC power modules for solar inverter applications.

ON Semiconductor released the NXH40B120MNQ family of full SiC power modules for solar inverter applications. The modules have been selected by Delta, a power and thermal management solutions company, to support its M70A three-phase PV string inverter portfolio.

The modules integrate a 1200 V, 40mΩ SiC MOSFET and 1200 V, 40 A SiC boost diode with dual boost stage. Further, the SiC technology allows for low reverse recovery and fast switching characteristics needed for better power efficiency.

"Silicon Carbide technology has the potential to revolutionize the energy market," said senior vice president of the Advanced Power Division at ON Semiconductor Asif Jakwani, in a press release. "The full SiC integrated power modules developed by ON Semiconductor address the need for higher system efficiency at elevated power levels in solar inverters and demonstrate the maturity of SiC technology."

As the company’s power integrated modules (PIMs) portfolio grows, the NXH40B120MNQ the offers a high level of integration with pin assignment optimized for inverter design.

Per the release, the modules are designed for ease of use, with solderless press-fit connections and customer-defined thermal interface options, depending on customer preferences. 

The module is available in 2-channel and 3-channel variants, and is complemented by the NXH80B120MNQ0, a 2-channel module that integrates a 1200 V, 80mΩ SiC MOSFET with 1200 V, 20 A SiC diode.

For more information, visit http://www.onsemi.com.

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Perry Cohen, associate editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content editing and creation, podcast production, and social media efforts. Perry has been published on both local and national news platforms including KTAR.com (Phoenix), ArizonaSports.com (Phoenix), AZFamily.com, Cronkite News, and MLB/MiLB among others. Perry received a BA in Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State university.

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