Extremely compact half-bridge SiC power modules built into EV in-wheel motor

Satoshi Tanimoto, Ayane Hara, Mari Yamashita, Tatsuhiro Suzuki, Sawa Araki, Shinji Sato, Kan Akatsu

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSilicon Carbide and Related Materials, 2017
EditorsRobert Stahlbush, Philip Neudeck, Anup Bhalla, Robert P. Devaty, Michael Dudley, Aivars Lelis
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Pages849-853
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9783035711455
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1
EventInternational Conference on Silicon Carbide and Related Materials, ICSCRM 2017 - Columbia, United States
Duration: 2017 Sep 172017 Sep 22

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
Volume924 MSF
ISSN (Print)0255-5476
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9752

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Silicon Carbide and Related Materials, ICSCRM 2017
CountryUnited States
CityColumbia
Period17/9/1717/9/22

Keywords

  • EV
  • In-wheel motor
  • Inverter
  • Power module
  • SiC-MOS
  • Synchronous rectification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Tanimoto, S., Hara, A., Yamashita, M., Suzuki, T., Araki, S., Sato, S., & Akatsu, K. (2018). Extremely compact half-bridge SiC power modules built into EV in-wheel motor. In R. Stahlbush, P. Neudeck, A. Bhalla, R. P. Devaty, M. Dudley, & A. Lelis (Eds.), Silicon Carbide and Related Materials, 2017 (pp. 849-853). (Materials Science Forum; Vol. 924 MSF). Trans Tech Publications Ltd. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.924.849