SemiSouth doubles current rating of new SiC diodes in DPAK package to 10A

SDB10S120 1200V/10A diodes now in TO-252

SemiSouth Laboratories, Inc., the leading manufacturer of silicon carbide (SiC) transistor technology for high-power, high-efficiency, harsh-environment power management and conversion applications, has doubled the current rating of its DPAK-packaged silicon carbide diodes from 5A to 10A.

The 1200V/10A SDB10S120 features a positive temperature coefficient for ease of paralleling, and temperature-independent switching behavior. Maximum operating temperature is 175degC. Devices also exhibit zero forward and reverse recovery current. Total capacitive charge is 40nC. The true two lead DPAK (TO-252-2L) package has a mounted footprint (nominal) of 9.8×6.6mm and measures just 2.29mm high.

Explains SemiSouth’s Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Dieter Liesabeths: “By again extending our leadership position in silicon carbide with these new 1200V/10A diodes we are enabling manufacturers of products such as solar inverters, SMPS, induction heaters, UPS and motor drives – and well as anyone building PFC circuits – to benefit from increased performance and reduced space.”

Samples are available now with volume production starting in June 2012. Devices are priced at $8.66 in 1000 piece quantities.