The benefits of emerging wide-band gap semiconductors can only be utilized if the semiconductor is properly packaged. Capacitive coupling in the package causes electromagnetic interference during high dv/dt switching. This paper investigates the current flowing in the parasitic capacitance between the output node and the grounded heat sink for a custom silicon carbide power module. A circuit model of the capacitive coupling path is presented, using parasitic capacitances extracted from ANSYS Q3D. Simulated values are compared with experimental results. A new iteration of the silicon carbide power module is designed, having reduced capacitive coupling without penalizing other parameters. The new module is tested experimentally, which verifies the reduced capacitive coupling to the heat sink.
|Conference||2017 19th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE'17 ECCE Europe)|
|Period||11/09/2017 → 14/09/2017|
- Wide bandgap devices
- Silicon carbide (SiC)