Industry White Paper

The Benefits of Using SiC Technology in Next Generation Programmable Power Supplies

June 01, 2023 by EA Elektro-Automatik
Topics Covered
  • Market Trends
  • Benefits of SiC MOSFETs for High Power Instrumentation
  • Goals for a New High-Power Programmable Power Supply Series

White Paper Overview 

With the worldwide effort to increase energy conservation and reduce fossil fuel use, electrification is occurring at a rapid pace. The electrification of automobiles, airplanes and other transport vehicles is stretching the limits of power consumption across the globe.

With the increasing demand for levels in electrical energy, continual advances in renewable energy solutions are required. This paper will review the trend in increased power and the challenges faced by manufacturers of power instrumentation required to test new products. Furthermore, this paper will present how EA Elektro-Automatik (EA) addressed the challenges with the use of silicon carbide (SiC) transistor technology to create a new line of power supplies that:

  • Improved efficiency
  • Increased DC output voltage to 2000 V
  • Reduced volume with increased power density
  • Reduced the $/W cost