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World’s First AC/DC Converter ICs with 1700V Internal SiC MOSFET

Easily Attain Dramatic Compactness,
Energy Savings, Efficiency in Power Supplies for AC 400 V Industrial Equipment

  • AC/DC converter ICs with 1700V internal SiC MOSFET
  • Lower switching and conduction losses
  • Ability to handle high power levels
  • Durability with respect to temperature changes
  • Higher power conversion efficiency
  • More compact heat-dissipating components
  • Smaller inductor sizes through high-frequency operation
  • Reduction in power consumption and number of components
  • Reduction in footprint
  • Easy to achieve compactness, improved reliability, and reduced power consumption in AC 400V industrial equipment
  • Up to 12 components and heat sink in a single package
  • Development man-hours reduced
  • Various protection function provided
  • Maximize the performance of SiC MOSFET
  • Efficiency improvements by 5%
  • Quasi-resonant method which makes possible low-noise and high-efficiency operation

The BM2SCQ12xT-LBZ are AC/DC converter ICs with a 1700 V internal SiC MOSFET, developed specifically for industrial equipment applications that handle large amounts of power, such as general-purpose inverters, AC servos, industrial air conditioners, and street lights. These are the world's first* AC/DC converter ICs that incorporate SiC MOSFETs; the internal SiC MOSFET eliminates the need to design discrete component circuits and greatly simplifies the development of energy-efficient AC/DC converters.
*ROHM survey, April 2019

Advantages of Using SiC MOSFETs

Compared with Si-MOSFETs, SiC MOSFETs offer such advantages as lower switching and conduction losses at high voltages, the ability to handle high power levels, and durability with respect to temperature changes. These are as was explained in "SiC Power Devices: Basic Knowledge" on Tech Web. In power conversion applications such as AC/DC converters and DC/DC converters, these advantages mean that higher power conversion efficiency, more compact heat-dissipating components, smaller inductor sizes through high-frequency operation, and other reductions in power consumption, number of components, and footprint, are made possible.

In particular, these advantages are driving adoption of SiC power semiconductors in industrial equipment that handles 400 V AC. In addition to main power supply circuits, higher efficiency and more compact design are also possible for auxiliary power supplies used in various control systems, where power consumption is regarded as an issue.

Features of BM2SCQ12xT-LBZ AC/DC converter ICs with Internal SiC MOSFETs

The BM2SCQ12xT-LBZ ICs adopt a dedicated package developed for an internal SiC MOSFET, and incorporates control circuitry optimized for auxiliary power supplies for industrial equipment, such as a gate drive circuit for driving the SiC MOSFET, as well as the 1700 V SiC MOSFET. Because of the following features, it is easy to achieve compactness, improved reliability, and reduced power consumption in AC 400 V industrial equipment.

1. Inclusion of up to 12 components and a heat sink in a single package, dramatically reducing the number of components and achieving compactness

In contrast with discrete component designs using general Si-MOSFETs, the BM2SCQ12xT-LBZ series incorporate the functionality of up to 12 components (an AC/DC converter control IC, two 800 V Si-MOSFETs, three Zener diodes, and six resistors) and a heat sink in a single package.

By greatly reducing the number of components and enabling smaller components to be used, power supply circuits can be reduced in size. And, given that SiC MOSFETs have a high voltage rating and are impervious to high-voltage noise, components for dealing with noise can also be more compact.

2. Reduced number of development man-hours and malfunction rate, inclusion of necessary protection functions

By incorporating a conventional discrete component layout into a single package, development man-hours such as component and SiC MOSFET selection, evaluation, and design can be reduced, and a smaller number of components boosts reliability. Further, by using an internal SiC MOSFET, in addition to high-precision overheating protection, various other protection functions are provided, such as overload protection, overvoltage protection at power supply terminals, overcurrent protection, and secondary-side overvoltage protection.

3. SiC MOSFET performance leveraged for dramatic reduction of power consumption

The internal gate drive circuit, optimized for SiC MOSFET driving, maximizes the performance of the SiC MOSFET. Compared with products using general Si-MOSFETs, efficiency improvements of up to 5% are achieved (ROHM survey, April 2018).

Moreover, through the adoption of a quasi-resonant method which makes possible low-noise and high-efficiency operation compared with general PWM control, the effects of noise can be minimized while attaining high efficiency.


Part No. Supply

1700V (Max.)
2000μA (Typ.) 500μA (Typ.) 120kHz (Typ.) Auto
Latch -40℃

BM2SCQ122T-LBZ Latch Latch
BM2SCQ124T-LBZ Latch Auto

These products can also be purchased from online vendors. An evaluation board will be sold starting in summer 2019.

A previously released controller IC without an internal SiC MOSFET, the BD7682FJ-LB, is also available. A design case study for this product is explained in "Design Example of Isolated Quasi-Resonant Converters Using SiC MOSFET” in Tech Web’s Basic Knowledge -- AC/DC Design series and should also be consulted.

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