Category | IGBTs

LinPak – the new Standard Phase-Leg Module with Exceptional Low Inductance

Posted on 09 March 2020

      One year ago ABB presented the LinPak, a new IGBT module generation that is the enabler for lowest overall stray inductance. In the meantime the LinPak module with a footprint of 100 x 140 mm 2 has established itself as a new standard. The ABB lineup of LinPak modules starts with a [...]

System Solution: “SiC-Inverter for Industrial Motor Drive”

Posted on 07 March 2020

      In many power electronics-based applications such as industrial motor control units, requirements like space, weight and efficiency play an increasing role. Product development and manufacturing expenses should remain low while the design effort should result in more compact systems and, at the same time, product quality and reliability should be guaranteed. By [...]

6500 V X-Series High Voltage IGBT Modules

Posted on 10 February 2020

      The 6500 V X-Series high current IGBT power module breaches the technological barrier for operating at 150 °C junction temperature by employing the 7th Generation IGBT and Diode chip-sets. This could potentially unlock the possibility of discovering new horizons in inverter design. By Eugen Wiesner and Eugen Stumpf MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC EUROPE B. [...]

More Power by IGBT5 with .XT

Posted on 22 July 2020

      Enhanced power module performance with respect to the overall losses is an essential requirement to fulfill the continuous demand for inverters with higher power densities. The superior performance of the PrimePACK™ power module with the new generation 1700V IGBT5 and associated emitter controlled diode developed by Infineon Technologies AG addresses these application [...]

Boost Your System!

Posted on 14 April 2020

      Defining the Future of IGBT High-Power Modules Continued progress in the performance of power semiconductors drives demand for corresponding improvements in packaging technology. Infineon has contributed to this evolution across more than two decades. With its announcement of “The Answer” in 2014, power system designers now have a path to meet ever [...]

4in1 400A/1200V Module with T-type Topology for 3-Level Applications

Posted on 02 March 2020

      A growing demand for 3-level inverter technology combining reduced power loss and increased power capacity is originating from power conversion applications like wind and PV inverter as well as from industrial equipment such as uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) and recently active front ends of 4-quadrant drives. By Marco Honsberg and Thomas Radke, [...]

1200V Generation 8 IGBTs

Posted on 21 January 2020

      Specifically Designed For Industrial Motor Drive Applications For industrial motor drive applications at power levels which do not require IGBT modules, there is a limited amount of optimized IGBT discretes available. IR’s Generation 8 1200V IGBT Co-packs TO247 family of products opens up the door for designers to select the strongest, highest [...]

Automated Acoustic Inspection for IGBT Modules

Posted on 05 January 2020

      High-power IGBT modules have long needed a non-destructive method to inspect for internal structural defects such as voids, non-bonds, delaminations and cracks. The best time for such inspection is after assembly but before encapsulation, which prevents rework. X-ray won’t find all of these defects, but the ultrasound of acoustic micro imaging systems [...]

Kelvin Emitter Configuration Further Improves Switching Performance of TRENCHSTOP™ 5 IGBTs

Posted on 04 December 2020

      TO-247 4pin package with Kelvin emitter enables faster commutation, improving the switching behavior of the 650V TRENCHSTOP™ 5 IGBTs. Dynamic losses are reduced by 20% in comparison to standard TO-247 package, thus increasing the overall system efficiency and enabling the IGBTs to operate at lower temperature. By Vladimir Scarpa and Fabio Brucchi, [...]

Enhanced Trench IGBTs and Field Charge Controlled Diode

Posted on 01 December 2020

      The Next Leap in IGBT and Diode Performance Future generations of IGBT modules will employ Enhanced Trench ET-IGBTs and Field Charge Extraction FCE diodes capable of providing higher level of electrical performance in terms of low losses, good controllability, high robustness and soft diode reverse recovery. By Liutauras Storasta, Chiara Corvasce, Maxi [...]