HOME > Business Wire > Article

Sept. 15, 2020 02:10 UTC

Mitsubishi Electric to Launch Second-generation Full-SiC Power Modules for Industrial Use

Will contribute to more efficient, smaller and lighter power-electronics equipment

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6503) announced today its coming launch of second-generation full-SiC (silicon carbide) power modules featuring a newly developed SiC chip for industrial use. The low power loss characteristics and high carrier frequency operation1 of the SiC-MOSFET (metal oxide semiconductor field-effect transistor) and SiC-SBD (schottky barrier diode) chips in the modules are expected to facilitate the development of more efficient, smaller and lighter weight power equipment in various industrial fields. Sales will start in January, 2021.
1 Frequency that determines the ON/OFF timing of the switching element in an inverter circuit

Product Features

1) Will facilitate more power-efficient, smaller and lighter industrial equipment

  • Junction field-effect transistor (JFET) doping technology2 reduces on-resistance by about 15% compared to that of conventional SiC products3.
  • Reducing mirror capacitance4 enables fast switching and reduces switching loss.
  • Built-in SiC-MOSFET and SiC-SBD help to reduce power loss by approximately 70% compared to that of Mitsubishi Electric’s conventional Si-IGBT modules.
  • Power loss reduction and high carrier frequency operation will facilitate development of smaller and lighter external components, such as reactors and coolers.
    2 Increases device density by increasing impurity density in JFET area
    3 Mitsubishi Electric’s first-generation SiC modules (with same rating) for industrial use
    4 Stray capacitance between gate and drain existing in MOSFET structure (Crss) that affects switching time

For the full text, please visit: www.MitsubishiElectric.com/news/


Customer Inquiries
Power Device Overseas Marketing Dept.A and Dept.B
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

Media Inquiries
Takeyoshi Komatsu
Public Relations Division
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Tel: +81-3-3218-2346

Source: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

View this news release online at:

The content of this press release is provided by Business Wire. If you
have any questions regarding the content, please contact the person(s)
identified in the CONTACTS box at the bottom of the release.

Business Wire

Aomori Tourism Information


FBI Warns of Russian Interference in US Polls with Misinformation Favoring Trump
Japan to Step Up Aid for Local Govts Declaring to Become "Zero-Carbon Cities"
Soccer: Japan Stays 28th in FIFA Rankings, Highest in Asia
Japan to Beef Up Testing Regime to Prepare for Twin Epidemic of Coronavirus, Flu