Improving Energy Efficiency in Industrial Drives Using SiC MOSFETs

Konferenz: PCIM Europe 2019 - International Exhibition and Conference for Power Electronics, Intelligent Motion, Renewable Energy and Energy Management
07.05.2019 - 09.05.2019 in Nürnberg, Deutschland

Tagungsband: PCIM Europe 2019

Seiten: 5Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

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Parisi, Carmelo; Raciti, Antonino; Sciacca, Angelo (STMicroelectronics, Catania, Italy)

The energy efficiency of industrial drives is a key factor since electric motors account for most of the electric energy consumed by industry. Therefore, a large amount of effort is required by semiconductor manufacturers to enhance the performance of power devices used in the converter stages. ST’s latest SiC MOSFET technology is setting new performance benchmarks in the power switching arena. This paper highlights the benefits of using SiC MOSFETs in industrial drives instead of Si IGBTs in terms of energy efficiency, heatsink size and cost savings.