Apex Microtechnology, Silicon Carbide MOSFET 3-Phase Motor Driver
Silicon Carbide MOSFET, 3-Phase Motor Driver, 650 Volts, 30 Amps
The SA310 is a fully integrated 3-phase, PWM motor driver. This new amplifier will be the first Apex product to use silicon carbide (SiC) MOSFETS.
SiC technology provides excellent performance over a wide temperature range and reduced power loss compared to silicon or IGBT solutions.
The design of the SA310 includes integration of the gate driver and output MOSFETs for the lowest stray capacitance and inductance, and the use of SiC Schottky barrier diodes (SBD) for ultra-fast switching and low voltage spikes.
The end result of this new design approach is much higher performance, much lower power dissipation and much lower quiescent current to save on power.
Look for the SA310 to arrive later in 2017.