Richardson RFPD Introduces New Buck Boost Evaluation Kit from Wolfspeed

Optimized to demonstrate high-speed switching capability of Wolfspeed’s 3rd generation silicon carbide MOSFETs

July 2, 2019 – Geneva, Ill.: Richardson RFPD, Inc. announced today the availability and full design support capabilities for a new buck boost evaluation kit from Wolfspeed, a Cree Company.

The KIT-CRD-3DD12P buck boost evaluation kit is optimized to demonstrate the high-speed switching capability of Wolfspeed’s third generation (C3M) silicon carbide MOSFETs. The board features SMA connectors for monitoring the gate-to-source voltage. The SMA connectors offer cleaner waveforms than traditional probes and ground leads.

This evaluation kit supports 4-lead and 3-lead TO-247 package MOSFETs, as well as diodes in TO-247 and TO-220 packages. The kit contains a heatsink, thermal interface, inductor, needed hardware, and two Wolfspeed C3M MOSFETs.

The KIT-CRD-3DD12P can be run as a boost or as a buck converter. Supported topologies include:

  • Synchronous boost converter
  • Synchronous buck converter
  • Non-synchronous boost converter
  • Non-synchronous buck converter
  • Half-bridge
  • Full-bridge (requires 2 kits)

Electrical specifications of the new kit include:

  • Max input voltage: 800 VDC
  • Max output voltage: 800 VDC
  • Output power: 2500 W (Higher power operation is possible with a different inductor)
  • Switching frequency: 100 kHz (Higher frequency operation is possible but may require a different inductor)

To find more information or to purchase this product today online, please visit the KIT-CRD-3DD12P webpage. The device is also available by calling 1-800-737-6937 (within North America); or please find your local sales engineer (worldwide) at Local Sales Support. To learn about additional products from Wolfspeed, please visit theWolfspeed storefront webpage.

About Richardson RFPD

Richardson RFPD, an Arrow Electronics company, is a global leader in the RF, wireless, IoT and power technologies markets. It brings relationships with many of the industry’s top radio frequency and power component suppliers. Whether it’s designing components or engineering complete solutions, Richardson RFPD’s worldwide design centers and technical sales team provide comprehensive support for customers’ go-to-market strategy, from prototype to production.

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