Analog Devices aims to improves time to market with its evaluation board

The first-in-the-market high power evaluation board for half-bridge SiC power modules with up to 1200V and 50A at 200kHz switching frequency has been introduced, according to Analog Devices.

Working in conjunction with Microsemi, the duo developed the isolated board to improve design reliability, while also reducing the need to create additional prototypes.

The hope is that this will save time, lower costs and decrease time to market for power conversion and energy storage customers.

Analog and Microsemi believe the board can be used as a building block for more complex topologies, such as full-bridge or multi-level converters, for complete bench debugging of customer solutions.

They add that it can also function as a final evaluation platform or in converter-like configuration for full test and evaluation of Analog ADuM4135 isolated gate driver with Coupler digital isolation technology and LT3999 DC/DC driver in a high-power system.

The device is said to enable Microsemi’s SiC power modules to offers benefits such as a common test bench, higher power density for reduced size and cost, isolated and conductive substrate and minimum parasitic capacitance for higher efficiency, ‘excellent’ thermal management and performance.

Bethan Grylls