Extremely Compact Half-Bridge SiC Power Modules Built into EV In-Wheel Motor


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Full SiC half-bridge power modules (HPMs) applicable to a real electric vehicle 40-kW permanent magnetic in-wheel motor with an internal diameter of 159 mm have been designed, prototyped and characterized for the first time in the NEDO-SIP program. The prototyped HPMs are extremely compact in size at D35.7×W18.8×H8.0 mm and capable of withstanding junction temperatures up to nearly 200°C. Double-pulse tests revealed that the tested HPM showed steady switching behavior even at 600 V/160 A.



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Robert Stahlbush, Philip Neudeck, Anup Bhalla, Robert P. Devaty, Michael Dudley and Aivars Lelis




S. Tanimoto et al., "Extremely Compact Half-Bridge SiC Power Modules Built into EV In-Wheel Motor", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 924, pp. 849-853, 2018

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June 2018




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