UnitedSiC, a manufacturer of silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductors, has launched an upgrade to its FET-Jet Calculator. This new version (v2) significantly streamlines the SiC FET and Schottky diode selection process and simplifies the analysis of all power-related results. First launched in March, this simple, registration-free online tool facilitates the designer’s selection and performance comparison process, in different power applications and 26 unique topologies. With more available topologies, FET-Jet Calculator now supports an even wider range of power applications, making UnitedSiC FETs accessible to anyone looking to work with SiC for the first time or experienced designers seeking the best SiC device to suit their design.
Allowing for engineers to identify the optimal UnitedSiC device across AC/DC, DC/DC and DC/DCiso power designs, this upgrade adds instant bar chart results presenting both losses and efficiency data. Optimal gate drive and snubber recommendations are also displayed. Finally, once the preferred SiC solution is defined, all input/output design information can be easily downloaded in pdf form.
As with the first version of the calculator, users select their application function and topology, enter their design parameter details, and the tool automatically calculates switch current, efficiency, and losses, categorized by conduction, turn-on, and turn-off contributions. All UnitedSiC FETs and Schottky diodes can be selected from sortable tables including the latest Gen 4 750V devices. The tool also warns if a selection is not suitable, allowing engineers to quickly find the ideal design solution.
Anup Bhalla, VP Engineering at UnitedSiC, said that the purpose of the FET-Jet Calculator has always been to make selecting the right device in the right power topology as easy as possible. With these updates, they continue to remove barriers to the switch to SiC. An intuitive UI that simply and instantly displays the most vital performance data speeds up R&D by quickly discounting inappropriate devices.
Click here to use the FET-Jet Calculator.