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Study of a Silicon Carbide MOSFET Power Module to Establish the Benefits of Adding Anti-parallel Schottky Diodes

Trentin, Andrew; Hind, David; Degano, Marco; Tighe, Christopher; Arevalo, Saul Lopez; Yang, Li; Johnson, Mark; Wheeler, Pat; Gerada, Christopher; Harris, Anne; Packwood, Matthew

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ANDREW TRENTIN andrew.trentin@nottingham.ac.uk
Senior Application Engineers in N Industrialisation of Electrical Machines and Drives

David Hind

Marco Degano

Christopher Tighe

Li Yang

MARK JOHNSON MARK.JOHNSON@NOTTINGHAM.AC.UK
Professor of Advanced Power Conversion

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PATRICK WHEELER pat.wheeler@nottingham.ac.uk
Professor of Power Electronic Systems

Anne Harris

Matthew Packwood



Abstract

The majority of commercial Silicon Carbide (SiC) MOSFET based power modules available on the market today also include SiC Schottky diodes placed in anti-parallel with the MOSFETs. Using an accurate electrical and thermal simulation model this paper analyses the difference between two power modules; one with anti-parallel SiC Schottky diodes and one without for different load conditions in a specific drive application. The main objective of this paper is to explain the advantages and disadvantages of using anti-parallel SiC Schottky diodes with SiC MOSFETs. Experimental results are also presented to validate the simulation results.

Citation

Trentin, A., Hind, D., Degano, M., Tighe, C., Arevalo, S. L., Yang, L., …Packwood, M. (2018). Study of a Silicon Carbide MOSFET Power Module to Establish the Benefits of Adding Anti-parallel Schottky Diodes. In 2018 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE) (1829-1836). https://doi.org/10.1109/ECCE.2018.8557415

Conference Name 2018 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)
Conference Location Portland, OR, USA
Start Date Sep 23, 2018
End Date Sep 27, 2018
Acceptance Date Apr 12, 2018
Online Publication Date Dec 6, 2018
Publication Date Sep 23, 2018
Deposit Date Feb 8, 2019
Publicly Available Date Feb 11, 2019
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages 1829-1836
Book Title 2018 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)
ISBN 9781479973132
DOI https://doi.org/10.1109/ECCE.2018.8557415
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1530265
Publisher URL https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8557415

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