PEB SiC

Half-bridge power module

Half-bridge Silicon Carbide module for fast-switching converters

PEB8024 power modules contain two power semiconductors (Silicon Carbide MOSFETs) as well as the corresponding gate drive and measurement circuits.

They allow engineers to rapidly implement downscaled power converter prototypes in order to validate the corresponding control techniques.

PEB SiC power modules are commonly used in laboratory teaching or research applications.

  • – V/I Sensors outputs (analog)
  • – Gate drivers inputs (optical)
  • – Fault output
  • – Board-to-board link
  • – Power supply (5/12 V)
  • – Cooling fan (120 W)
  • – DC link terminals
  • – Power switches (2x SiC MOSFETs)

PEB 8024

800 V/24 A phase-leg module
Rated DC voltage800 V
Rated current24 A
Power capabilities4-8 kVA
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INTEGRATION SOLUTION

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INTEGRATION SOLUTION

New silicon Carbide half-bridge module

IMPROVED PERFORMANCE

PEB8024   VS  PEB8032

Thanks to state-of-the-art Silicon Carbide MOSFETs, the PEB SiC power modules enable faster switching frequencies than our previous phase-leg modules, while guaranteeing lower losses.

These modules allow building power converters with superior harmonic performance, more compact passives, and thus increased power density.

In addition, the embedded current sensor features a high measurement bandwidth, allowing to precisely sense the output currents, enabling the validation of fast closed-loop control techniques.

PEB8024   VS  PEB8032

Reduced switching losses

Silicon Carbide MOSFETS offer up to 10x lower switching losses when compared to Silicon, even with fast IGBTs such as on the previous PEB8032 modules.

Faster power modules

At the module level, PEB8024 are specified as 4x faster than the previous generation, with both superior switching speed and efficiency !

Modular building blocks

Benefits for power electronic research

Our Silicon Carbide (SiC) power modules – similarly to our Silicon-based modules – offer an excellent trade-off between ease of use and suitability to multiple applications. They are ideally suited for rapid control prototyping applications, where the quick implementation of the power stage is essential.

Versatile

With these building blocks, DC/AC inverters or any converter topology can be built in the blink of an eye. What’s more, power modules can be reused among multiple projects to save time and money.

Easy-to-use

The modules contain everything needed to start working right away (sensors, logic, cooling,…). Combined with the B-Box RCP controller, they form a truly plug-and-play solution.

Powerful

The PEB power converter modules are sufficiently powerful to handle a few kW per phase. This makes them a perfect choice for demanding laboratory applications or pilot /demonstration systems.

Robust

The PEB modules are well protected and can be safely put in the hands of inexperienced engineers. This is ideal for teaching or student projects, or simply for those who enjoy the related peace of mind.

Fully ready-to-use SiC phase-leg modules

EMBEDDED FEATURES

The PEB SiC half-bridge power modules are truly ready-to-use building blocks, featuring

  •  SiC MOSFET half-bridge (two power semiconductors)
  •  DC bus capacitors
  •  Current and voltage sensors (usable simultaneously)
  •  Integrated gate drivers
  •  Onboard logic and protection
    (desat, voltage, current, temperature, PSU)
  •  Speed regulated cooling fan (120 W TDP)

This way, when building converters, the only missing elements are the inductive components, whose sizing always remains tightly linked to the application.

protection

Development modules for the laboratory

NEW PROTECTION MECHANISMS

The PEB SiC half-bridge module allows testing ambitious converters control techniques without the fear of destroying anything, even if the control algorithm is not yet mature.

Indeed, each phase-leg embeds convenient protection mechanisms, such as over-current/voltage detection, which block the SiC phase-leg in case of hazardous behavior and thus ensure that its capabilities are never exceeded.

Combined with the adjustable protections of our programmable controller, the PEB SiC power modules are the ultimate solution for safe and efficient converter prototyping in both teaching and research applications.

Silicon carbide power converters

APPLICATION EXAMPLES of SiC power modules

Most power converter topologies can be built using half-bridges, which can be considered as the basic building blocks of power electronic systems. Basic use case scenarios built with PEB half-bridge power modules include single-phase inverters and three-phase inverters, as well as isolated or non-isolated DC/DC converters.

3-phase inverter

Dual Active Bridge (DAB)

Modular Multilevel Converter (MMC)

3-phase inverter

Dual Active Bridge (DAB)

Modular Multilevel Converter (MMC)

Multiple integration options

Imperix power electronic building blocks are best assembled within rack-mountable frames or enclosures. This guarantees the highest flexibility, thanks to the modular nature of the power converter modules.

Flexible rack-mountable chassis (3U)

For those who appreciate the corresponding ease, imperix can provide pre-assembled chassis with power supplies and various other features. This way, development modules remain easily accessible and can be easily put in (or taken out) of the chassis, hence facilitating topology alterations.

Fully-integrated enclosure (4U)

Imperix power modules can also be placed within enclosures that guarantees that no dangerous voltage can ever be reached, except using 4mm laboratory safety plugs. In 4U enclosures, imperix implements the same sideboard controller as for the 3U chassis, which here also comes with an LCD display.