Richardson RFPD Introduces New Buck Boost Evaluation Kit from Wolfspeed

Richardson RFPD Introduces New Buck Boost Evaluation Kit from Wolfspeed

Optimized to demonstrate high-speed switching capability of Wolfspeed’s 3rd generation silicon carbide MOSFETs


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July 2, 2019 – Geneva, III.:

Richardson RFPD, Inc. announced today the availability and full design support capabilities for a new buck boost evaluation kit from Wolfspeed, a Cree Company.

The KIT-CRD-3DD12P buck boost evaluation kit is optimized to demonstrate the high-speed switching capability of Wolfspeed’s third generation (C3M) silicon carbide MOSFETs. The board features SMA connectors for monitoring the gate-to-source voltage. The SMA connectors offer cleaner waveforms than traditional probes and ground leads.

This evaluation kit supports 4-lead and 3-lead TO-247 package MOSFETs, as well as diodes in TO-247 and TO-220 packages. The kit contains a heatsink, thermal interface, inductor, needed hardware, and two Wolfspeed C3M MOSFETs.

The KIT-CRD-3DD12P can be run as a boost or as a buck converter. Supported topologies include:

  • Synchronous boost converter
  • Synchronous buck converter
  • Non-synchronous boost converter
  • Non-synchronous buck converter
  • Half-bridge
  • Full-bridge (requires 2 kits)


Electrical specifications of the new kit include:

  • Max input voltage: 800 VDC
  • Max output voltage: 800 VDC
  • Output power: 2500 W (Higher power operation is possible with a different inductor)
  • Switching frequency: 100 kHz (Higher frequency operation is possible but may require a different inductor)


To find more information or to purchase this product today online, please visit the KIT-CRD-3DD12P webpage. The device is also available by calling 1-800-737-6937 (within North America); or please find your local sales engineer (worldwide) at Local Sales Support. To learn about additional products from Wolfspeed, please visit the Wolfspeed storefront webpage.


Global Product Management Director – Energy & Power
P: 630 262 6800

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