7 November 2022
onsemi demonstrating SiC-based technologies at electronica
In booth 101 (hall C4) at electronica 2022 in Munich, Germany, power semiconductor IC supplier onsemi of Phoenix, AZ, USA is presenting and demonstrating its latest innovations spanning the automotive, industrial and Cloud power markets, including applications in electric vehicles (EVs), advanced safety, factory automation, energy infrastructure and EV charging — with many of them based on silicon carbide (SiC). With an end-to-end SiC supply chain — from volume boule growth to integrated modules and discrete package solutions, onsemi says that it can provide customers with the supply assurance.
A key demo features top-side-cooled MOSFETs that were developed to simplify thermal design in challenging applications such as motor control and DC/DC conversion. Housed in a LFPAK package measuring just 5mm x 7mm, the seven new devices feature a 15mm2 thermal pad that allows heat to be dissipated directly into a heat-sink rather than via the printed circuit board (PCB). This results in lower PCB temperatures, increasing overall system reliability and lifetime. The new concept enables a simplified thermal design and system-level cost savings.
The highlight of the booth is the Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX electric vehicle, which drove 1202km (747 miles) from Germany to the UK on a single charge, enabled by onsemi’s SiC technology.