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Building a Better Electric Vehicle

Go Farther, Charge Faster, Perform Better with Wolfspeed SiC Inside.

Building a Better Electric Vehicle with Wolfspeed SiC

We see a future where electric cars can go farther, charge faster and perform better – all enabled by the greater system efficiencies that you get with Silicon Carbide. You probably haven’t noticed why. That’s okay. The why is our job. Wolfspeed SiC devices are changing the EV industry from the inside out, and we’re just getting started. In the future, electric car drivers might never know what makes it possible for them to fully charge their battery during a five-minute bathroom break, or drive across the country without worrying about your next charge. But Wolfspeed SiC device engineers do, and that’s what matters.

Why wait to change with the market, when you could be the one leading it? Learn more by reading through the materials below and taking advantage of the tools we’ve provided to get you started.

Be sure to contact one of our experts if you’d like more information. We’re ready to help you design the future of electric vehicles.

Automotive EVs - Improve System Efficiency in Four Key Areas

Wolfspeed’s Gen3 SiC MOSFETs enable faster, more efficient charging and increase power density of the electric circuits while reducing range anxiety.

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On‑Board Battery Charger
Efficiently converts the external AC into DC to charge the battery.
On‑Board DC/DC Converter
Converts the on‑board battery voltage into a clean ~12VDC bus to power on-board equipment.
EV Powertrain
The inverter, electric motor, and its mechanical attachment to the driveline.
Off‑Board DC Fast Charger
The key to unlocking rapid, global EV adoption: DC fast charge stations will allow rapid recharging of electric vehicles.

EV Articles

Massive SiC Growth Opportunity - 2022 Outlook

Electric Vehicles - $658 of Wolfspeed SiC per Car

3.6M
Projected EVs Manufactured
$2.4B
Projected SAM SiC Global Electric Vehicle Market
>15%
Projected Wolfspeed Global EV Market share
>50%
Projected Wolfspeed Materials Market share

EV Charging - $519 of Wolfpseed SiC per Charger

1M
Projected Fast Chargers installed
$520M
Projected SAM SiC Global Fast Charger Market
>25%
Projected Wolfspeed Global EV Market share
>50%
Projected Wolfspeed Materials Market share

Case Study: Wolfspeed in China

Industry Challenge

China’s increasing use of motor vehicles calls for more EVs and HEVs to limit the use of fossil fuels and decrease the nation’s carbon footprint. Shinry Technologies is the leading EV and HEV power converter company for cars and buses in China. Their systems are in 1% of China’s 20 million active vehicles. All of Shinry’s power systems require devices that enable the greatest possible efficiencies for power conversion.

Wolfspeed Solution

Shinry uses Wolfspeed SiC MOSFETs to enable a 96% DC to DC power conversion efficiency rate for cars and buses. SiC MOSFETs can achieve more than three times the power density (the amount of power produced per unit volume) of typical silicon technology in standard power supply designs. This is very important in an electric vehicle, where space is limited.

System‑Level Results

Wolfspeed SiC MOSFETs enabled a 25% reduction in product size and reduced peak-power losses by more than 60% compared to the traditional silicon devices. Every product in Shinry’s showroom now contains a Wolfspeed SiC MOSFET.

Wolfspeed SiC Power Tutorials

We encourage you to learn more about the Wolfspeed SiC advantage by watching the videos below. If you have questions or just want to learn more, click the "Interested? Let’s Talk" button to contact an engineer.

  1. The Power of SiC
  2. Using SiC Devices to Improve an LED Driver
  3. 50kW Solar Inverter using SiC MOSFETs
  4. Important differences between SJ MOSFET and SiC MOSFET8
  5. Tools and Support Available to Designers
  6. Little Box Challenge Box Level Specs
  7. Cree MOSFET or IGBT for high power designs?
  8. 1700V Gen2 Z-FET SiC MOSFET in Aux. Power Supplies
  9. The Wolfspeed MPS Diode Advantage
  10. Webinar: High-efficiency, Resonant DC/DC Converter for Fast EV Charger Designs
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Helpful Tools

Wolfspeed has 30 years of experience with wide bandgap semiconductors and is the clear industry leader. Design our devices into your next system before your competitors do!

Below you'll find four ways to learn more about our MOSFETs, Schottky diodes, and modules.

SpeedFit Design Simulator
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SpeedFit Design Simulator
Try SpeedFit: the industry’s only all-SiC online simulation tool. End the guesswork and start designing Wolfspeed SiC devices into your next system!
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LTspice and PLECS Models
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LTspice and PLECS Models
Access our models. Download our LTspice and PLECS models for our SiC MOSFETs, diodes today.
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Reference Designs & Evaluation Boards
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Reference Designs & Evaluation Boards
Check out our reference designs and evaluation boards. Reduce design‑cycle time and create rugged and reliable system designs.
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Automotive Qualified Parts
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Automotive Qualified Parts
Visit our Automotive‑Qualified parts page to read more about our ideal components for automotive environments.
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