creeCree, Inc. (Durham, NC) has introduced the new CPW5 Z-Rec high-power silicon-carbide (SiC) Schottky diodes, the industry’s first commercially available family of 50 Amp SiC rectifiers. Developed to facilitate the direct matching of 50 A diodes to 50 A MOSFETs or IGBTs, Cree CPW5 Schottky diodes enable the replacement of multiple low-voltage, low-current SiC Schottky diodes, or silicon PiN diodes, with a single CPW5 rectifier. Features include:

  • A peak forward surge resistance >500 A repetitive and 2,000 A non-repetitive.
  • Up to a 43% reduction in switching losses.

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