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Infineon unveils CoolSiC MOSFETs 400V

28th May 2024
Paige West
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With the increasing power requirements of artificial intelligence (AI) processors, server power supplies (PSUs) must deliver power without exceeding the defined dimensions of the server racks.

This is driven by a surge in energy demand of high-level GPUs, which could consume 2kW and more per chip by the end of the decade. These needs, as well as the emergence of increasingly demanding applications and the associated specific customer requirements, have prompted Infineon Technologies to extend the development of SiC MOSFETs to voltages below 650V. The company is now launching the new CoolSiC MOSFET 400V family, which is based on the second generation (G2) CoolSiC technology introduced earlier this year. The new MOSFET portfolio is specially developed for use in the AC/DC stage of AI servers, complementing Infineon’s recently announced PSU roadmap. The devices are also ideal for solar and energy storage systems (ESS), inverter motor control, industrial and auxiliary power supplies (SMPS), as well as solid-state circuit breakers for residential buildings.

Richard Kuncic, Head of the Power Systems Business Line at Infineon, said: “Infineon offers an extensive portfolio of high-performance MOSFETs and GaN transistors to meet the demanding design and space requirements of AI server power supplies. We are committed to supporting our customers with advanced products such as the CoolSiC MOSFETs 400V G2 to drive highest energy efficiency in advanced AI applications.”

The new family features ultra-low conduction and switching losses when compared to existing 650V SiC and Si MOSFETs. Implemented in a multi-level PFC, the AC/DC stage of the AI Server PSU can attain a power density of more than 100W/in³ and is proven to reach 99.5% efficiency. This is an efficiency improvement of 0.3 percentage points over solutions using 650V SiC MOSFETs. In addition, the system solution for AI Server PSUs is completed by implementing CoolGaN transistors in the DC/DC stage. With this combination of high-performance MOSFETs and transistors, the power supply can deliver more than 8kW with an increase in power density by a factor of more than three compared to current solutions.

The new MOSFET portfolio comprises a total of 10 products: five R_DS(on) classes from 11 to 45 mΩ in Kelvin-source TOLL and D²PAK-7 packages with .XT package interconnect technology. The drain-source breakdown voltage of 400V at T_vj = 25°C makes them ideal for use in 2- and 3-level converters and for synchronous rectification. The components offer high robustness under harsh switching conditions and are 100% avalanche tested. The highly robust CoolSiC technology in combination with the .XT interconnect technology enables the devices to cope with power peaks and transients caused by sudden changes in the power requirements of the AI processor. Both the connection technology and a low and positive R_DS(on) temperature coefficient enable excellent performance under operating conditions with higher junction temperatures.

Availability

Engineering samples of the CoolSiC MOSFET 400V portfolio are now available and will go into series production from October 2024. The latest generation of Infineon’s CoolSiC MOSFETs will be showcased at the Infineon booth at PCIM Europe 2024 in June.

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