WHAT ARE POWER ELECTRONICS?
Systems that control the flow of electrical energy.
WHAT’S THE CHALLENGE?
Today’s silicon-based power devices have nearly reached their operational limits.
Why wide bandgap?
INVERTERS
RECTIFIERS
CONVERTERS
MODULES
Silicon carbide and gallium nitride-based semiconductors are the next generation of power electronics devices. They have a wider bandgap when compared to silicon-based components. This enables:
Higher operating temperatures, frequencies & voltages
And smaller, more efficient devices
Leading to faster switching & lower power losses
(compared to silicon)

Where is wide bandgap technology making an impact?

Silicon carbide and gallium nitride semiconductors improve the performance of power electronics systems beyond the limits of traditional silicon-based designs.

Industrial

Precision variable-speed drives & high temperature operation

Electric Utilities

A more resilient, secure energy grid

Electric Transportation

Efficient charging & increased range

Renewable Energy

Higher efficiencies in power conversion

Military

Smaller, faster, lighter, & more rugged power electronics