Initial products in the 1700-V series include 10A and 25A JBS diodes in die form, ready for integration into 1700V power modules ranging from 50 to 600A.

The company claimed that the new 1700V JBS series can increase the efficiency, reliability and longevity of power systems while also reducing the overall system size, weight and cost.

Cengiz Balkas, vice president and general manager of power and RF at Cree, said: “The 1700-V diodes extend our leadership in energy-efficient power systems for data-center and solar-power markets to new markets such as wind-energy, train, tram and electric-vehicle power converters.

“Cree has the diodes of choice when high-efficiency power systems are a must. The advantages of silicon carbide are clear, and for high-voltage, high-frequency systems, you can’t afford not to use SiC.”