GE Aviation today announced a new channel partner, Digi-Key Electronics, to market and distribute GE’s Silicon Carbide (SiC) power modules for industrial vehicles, aviation and military applications.  

Available in 1200V and 1700V SiC power modules, they are ideal for high voltage power generator, DC-DC power converter, and/or inverter applications that require the highest power density, highest efficiency, and reliability such as industrial, aviation, and military.

GE invented the foundational technology to advance electrification, helping convert mechanical to electrical with improved efficiency, reliability and environmental protection,” said Joe Krisciunas, general manager of Electrical Power Systems for GE Aviation. “We’re working with our customers to help solve challenges around the use of thermal efficiency, high voltage, and safety to use more electricity on aircraft to power larger loads for thrust or next generation military systems.”

Silicon Carbide technology is a generational shift in electrical power switching. GE’s SiC devices are AEC-Q101 qualified to 200°C operating junction and include a GE Power overlay interconnect technology for wire bond-less modules. The modules are AS9100 certified and are a small form factor for compact, high-density designs. GE’s SiC power modules can be found on Digi-Key here.

The aviation industry has been moving toward More Electric Aircraft driven mainly by the need to improve aircraft operating economics for the commercial airline operator or deliver performance improvements for the military. To learn more, visit GE at the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) in Houston, March 20-24 at stand #340 and at Power Conversion, Intelligent Motion in Nuremberg, May 10-12 in hall 9, stand #130 (9-130).  

GE Aviation’s Systems business has designed and manufactured power conversion, distribution, and control systems for commercial aircraft for more than 30 years.  GE Aviation continues to advance these products with technology including GE developed silicon carbide transistors to increase efficiency, power density, thermal performance, and reliability. These technologies are integral to the development of GE’s hybrid electric powertrain demonstration system announced with NASA.

Digi-Key Electronics is a global distributor of electronic components and automation products, along with access to unlimited adjacent products and technologies via their online Marketplace. Beyond the products that drive technology innovation, they also provide a wealth of digital tools for both design engineers and procurement professionals to make their jobs more efficient.

About GE Aviation

GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of jet engines, avionics and electrical power systems for commercial and military aircraft. GE Aviation has a global service network to support these offerings. GE Aviation is committed to a more sustainable future of flight. Learn more here.

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