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SEMIKRON's SiC Power Modules Available at GD Rectifiers

07-26-2018 08:04 PM CET | Energy & Environment

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SEMIKRON Silicon Carbide Power Modules

SEMIKRON Silicon Carbide Power Modules

SEMIKRON’s SiC Power Modules feature leading chip and packaging technology for the highest energy efficiency. The Full/hybrid SiC modules range from 10kw up to 350kw in 1200V and are typically used in the following applications: solar inverters, energy storage systems and motor drives.

Both the hybrid and full silicon carbide power modules combine the benefits of proven industry standard power modules with SEMIKRON packaging technologies.

A low module commutation inductance allows for full speed switching of SiC MOSFETs. The higher switching speeds can be converted into higher switching frequencies, resulting in smaller magnetic filter components. The switching losses can be reduced at the same time, increasing the system efficiency. Sophisticated materials and packaging technologies minimises the thermal resistance of the chip to the heatsink which enables higher power densities.

SEMIKRON’s Silicon Carbide power range comes in seven different packages, the MiniSKiiP and SEMITOP represent the low power range of up to 25kW and are both baseplate-less.

The MiniSKiiP comes with tried and tested SPRiNG technology as a full SiC 6-pack, with or without SiC Schottky free-wheeling diodes. The first and second generation SEMITOP modules help achieve maximum flexibility in combination with the industry standard package SEMITOP E1/E2.

SEMITRANS 3, SKiM63/93 and SEMiX 3 Press-Fit are all covered by SEMIKRON’s medium and high-power range and are available in hybrid and full SiC topologies for up to 600A rated chip current. Fast rectifier modules with Silicon Carbide Schottky diodes are also available in SEMIPACK and SEMITOP packages.

SEMIKRON’s SiC power modules feature higher switching frequencies which allow for optimised and lower-cost filter components, Their reduced power losses boost efficiency and lower the system costs and size because of the compact cooling devices.

SEMIKRON’s SiC Power Modules are predominantly used in the following applications:

- Solar inverters: booster and inverter applications

- Energy storage systems: maximum efficiency and low audible noise

- UPS: high efficiency double conversion systems

- Motor drives: active front end and motor side (hybrid SiC)

- Power supplies: auxiliary supplies for traction application and induction heating

SEMIKRON’s Hybrid SiC Modules

Offer 50% lower power losses and easy implementation

- Feature a combination of IGBT switches with silicon carbide schottky diodes

- Almost no diode losses and significantly reduced IGBT turn-on losses

- High speed IGBT and SiC schottky diode result in 50% lower switching losses

- Easy implementation of cost optimised Sic solution

SEMIKRON’s Full Sic Modules

Feature unmatched efficiency and performance

- Offers more than 99% efficiency at maximum switching frequency

- Features the latest silicon carbide trench MOSFET technology

- Optimised chipsets to fit customer requirements

- With and without SiC schottky free-wheeling diode

GD Rectifiers distribute SEMIKRON’s extensive range of Silicon Carbide Power Modules designed for solar inverters, energy storage systems, high power car charging stations, traction auxiliary power supplies, sports cars, racing cars and high efficiency/high speed motor drives.

GD Rectifiers has been distributing SEMIKRON components for over 54 years and stocks their complete range of power semiconductors, including: Diodes, IGBTs, MOSFETs, Rectifier Bridges, SiC Hybrid Power Modules, SiC Power Modules, Thyristors, Thyristor Diode Modules, Air Cooled Heat Sinks, Aluminium Heat Sinks, Solid Fin Heat Sinks and Power Assemblies.

View the complete SEMIKRON range here -

For further information on SEMIKRON’s extensive product range, please contact GD Rectifiers on: 01444 243 452 or email:

GD Rectifiers is a Global Manufacturer and Distributor of products, services and solutions to commercial and industrial users of power electronic components.

Established in 1964, GD Rectifiers has over 50 years of extensive experience across a large range of markets, specialising in new and current technologies for industrial power control applications. An extensive product offering has built GD Rectifiers exceptional reputation as the go-to power specialist with innovative experience across: Aviation, Automotive, Rail, Medical, Industrial and Electronics markets.

GD Rectifiers have extensive experience in the rail industry and are RISQS Qualified.

GD Rectifiers is a ISO 9001:2015 registered company that design and develop bespoke power semiconductor assemblies to control voltage, current and frequency for international industrial markets.

GD Rectifiers designs and manufactures Selenium and Silicon Rectifiers, Suppressors, Converters, Inverters, Regulators and all other power products for Industrial power control applications. The company distributes state of the art Diodes, Thyristors, IGBTs and MOSFETs from the world’s leading manufacturers including: IXYS, IXYS UK Westcode, Semikron and EDI.

GD Rectifiers manufacture an extensive range of power components and assemblies. The company also supplies a wide range of Heat Sinks suitable for Power Semiconductors, LED Lighting and similar applications. GD Rectifiers also offer a repair and replacement service for faulty or ageing Semiconductor Rectifiers, Converters, Inverters and Regulators.

GD Rectifiers
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2 William Way
Burgess Hill
West Sussex
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