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Analog Devices’ High Power and High Voltage Isolated Gate Driver Board for Microsemi SiC Power Module Improves Time to Market

Mar 6 2018 - Norwood, MA
  • Analog Devices, Inc. in collaboration with Microsemi Corporation today introduced the first-in-the-market high power evaluation board for half-bridge SiC power modules with up to 1200 V and 50 A @ 200 kHz switching frequency. The isolated board is engineered to improve design reliability while also reducing the need to create additional prototypes—saving time, lowering costs, and decreasing time to market for power conversion and energy storage customers. Analog Devices and Microsemi will showcase the board at APEC 2018 taking place March 4-8, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas.



    The new board can be used as the building block of more complex topologies, such as full-bridge or multi-level converters, for complete bench debugging of customer solutions. It can also function as a final evaluation platform or in converter-like configuration for full test and evaluation of Analog Devices’ ADuM4135 isolated gate driver with iCoupler® digital isolation technology and LT3999 DC-DC driver in a high-power system.


    The high-power evaluation board enables Microsemi’s SiC power modules to provide benefits such as a common test bench, higher power density for reduced size and cost, and isolated and conductive substrate and minimum parasitic capacitance for higher efficiency, performance, and excellent thermal management. These attributes make the board suitable for applications including electric vehicle (EV) charging, hybrid EV (HEV)/EV onboard charging, DC-DC converters, switched mode power supply, high-power motor control and aviation actuation systems, plasma/semi cap equipment, lasers and welding, MRIs and X-rays.


    Produce Highlights


    • Half-bridge topology
    • 1200 V, 50 A@ 200 kHz
    • >100 kV/µs CMTI
    • 1.2 kV galvanic isolation
    • Independent High Side and Low Side PWM inputs (Single control with 70 ns dead-time for testing)
    • 1 LT3999 + 1 ADuM4135 (High Side and Low Side)
    • Full tested desaturation protection
    • Low inductive and high current terminals for V+, V- and AC phase connection
    • Supports Microsemi half-bridge SiC power modules housed in standard SP1 package as the APTMC120AM20CT1AG and APTMC120AM55CT1AG

    Pricing and Availability
    Product Availability Price Each Packaging
    EV-MS4135PL1Z-UI Please consult factory by sending an email to RenwBoards@analog.com. $495 Evaluation Board
  • About Analog Devices
  • Analog Devices (Nasdaq: ADI) is the leading global high-performance analog technology company dedicated to solving the toughest engineering challenges. We enable our customers to interpret the world around us by intelligently bridging the physical and digital with unmatched technologies that sense, measure, power, connect and interpret. Visit http://www.analog.com
  • About Microsemi


    Microsemi Corporation offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for aerospace & defense, communications, data center and industrial markets. Products include high-performance and radiation-hardened analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs; power management products; timing and synchronization devices and precise time solutions, setting the world’s standard for time; voice processing devices; RF solutions; discrete components; enterprise storage and communication solutions, security technologies and scalable anti-tamper products; Ethernet solutions; Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California and has approximately 4,800 employees globally. Learn more at www.microsemi.com.


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    Forward Looking Statements


    This press release contains forward-looking statements, which address a variety of subjects including, for example, the expected release date and availability, and expected benefits and performance of the new evaluation board product. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about our beliefs, plans and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on current expectations and are subject to a number of factors and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. For additional information about factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements, please refer to recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the risk factors contained in the most recent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and/or Annual Reports on Form 10-K, made by Analog Devices and/or Microsemi.

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