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AgileSwitch releases new programmable gate driver optimized for 62mm Silicon Carbide (SiC) MOSFET Modules.

AgileSwitch, LLC, innovator of intelligent IGBT and SiC MOSFET gate drivers, introduces the 62EM (62mm Electrical Master) SiC MOSFET gate driver series. The easy-to-use, plug and play driver is compatible with most 62mm SiC MOSFET modules. Applications including heavy-duty traction vehicles, auxiliary power units in trains, buses and trolleys, induction heating systems and other high-power industrial systems are rapidly moving from IGBTs to SiC power devices. The 62EM Series is designed specifically to facilitate this conversion.

The 62EM driver incorporates AgileSwitch’s patented, software configurable Augmented Turn-Off (ATOff™) technology. ATOff addresses two significant impediments to the successful implementation of Silicon Carbide modules in high-power applications. By reducing turn-off spikes and ringing, both under normal operation as well as short-circuit (DSAT) conditions, SiC MOSFET modules can be safely operated in the higher frequencies that enable dramatic increases in power conversion density. This allows SiC MOSFET modules to be operated closer to their rated specifications, resulting in size, cost and performance improvements. The 62EM gate driver is designed for harsh, high-noise environments, with optional conformal coating. It is equipped with powerful diagnostic and troubleshooting tools and it continuously monitors critical parameters, such as temperature and DC link voltage.

“Designers want the benefits of switching at higher speeds using smaller, lighter, less expensive system components. But, today, this can only be achieved by reducing the switching efficiency, which effectively negates much of the benefits,” said Rob Weber, AgileSwitch CEO. “The 62EM Series enables them to have both higher switching frequencies and high efficiency by dramatically reducing the typical secondary effects of high switching frequency: voltage overshoots, ringing and false short circuit reporting.”

For more information please see the specification.

A whitepaper describing the performance improvements attained using ATOFF is available for download.

Programmable Features

Augmented Turn-OffTM (ATOff) (Patented)
Power supply under-voltage lockout (UVLO)
Power supply over-voltage lockout (OVLO)
Desaturation detection settings
Dead time
Fault lockout settings
Automatic Reset settings

Driver Features

UL Complaint - 1200V & 1700V SiC
Temperature Monitoring, PWM
Isolated High Voltage Monitoring, PWM
2 X 10W output power
RoHs compliant
Configurable Gate Output Voltages
Single-ended/Differential Logic (5V, 15V)
7 Unique Fault Conditions


Solar/PV inverters
Wind Turbines
Motor Drives
High Speed Trains/Traction
Induction Welding, Cutting and Heating
Frequency Conversion

Ordering Information

MOSFET Part # MOSFET Manufacturer Driver Part Number Buy Now
SKM350MB120SCH15 Semikron SKM350MB120SCH15-62EM1 Buy Now!
SKM350MB120SCH17 Semikron SKM350MB120SCH17-62EM1 Buy Now!
SKM500MB120SC Semikron SKM500MB120SC-62EM1 Buy Now!
SKM230MB170SCH17 Semikron SKM230MB170SCH17-62EM1 Buy Now!
SKM260MB170SCH15 Semikron SKM260MB170SCH15-62EM1 Buy Now!
SKM260MB170SCH17 Semikron SKM260MB170SCH17-62EM1 Buy Now!
CAS120M12BM2 Wolfspeed CAS120M12BM2-62EM1 Buy Now!
CAS300M12BM2 Wolfspeed CAS300M12BM2-62EM1 Buy Now!
CAS300M17BM2 Wolfspeed CAS300M17BM2-62EM1 Buy Now!