Power Electronics / Power Management


IGBTs in new power packages

10 November 2010 Power Electronics / Power Management

IXYS has successfully integrated its GenX3 IGBT product line with its new proprietary power package called the ‘SMPD’ (prefix MM). The MMIX1G320N60B3 combines the low conduction and switching loss attributes of IXYS’ GenX3 B3-class IGBT product line with the high current handling and electrical isolation capabilities of its new compact, high-performance SMPD power package.

These devices are tailored to provide excellent thermal performance and temperature cycling capabilities in high-current applications that utilise power semiconductor devices that require heatsink grounding techniques to maintain optimal system performance. The broad range of applications include power inverters, UPS, motor drives and motor control, SMPS, PFC, UPS, battery chargers, welding machines and higher power lighting controls.

Initially available in the B3 speed classification, the MMIX1G320N60B3 features a balance between conduction and total switching energy losses and is optimised for medium-speed hard-switching frequencies from 5 kHz to 40 kHz. The square reverse bias safe operating area (RBSOA) feature of this device enhances device ruggedness by ensuring safe operation in snubberless, hard switching applications.

IXYS’ new SMPD power package incorporates a direct copper bond (DCB) ceramic isolator which provides 2500 Vrms electrical isolation between die and heatsink. Due to the matched thermal expansion coefficients of silicon and DCB ceramic, mechanical stress to the die and solder caused by power and temperature cycling is reduced, thus improving the reliability of the device. With a low package profile (5,3 mm height x 24,8 mm length x 32,3 mm width), the SMPD power package features nearly one-fourth the weight and one-third the volume of conventional isolated high-power packages such as SOT-227.



Credit(s)



Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page

Further reading:

Maintaining backup battery systems for maximum usage and reliability
30 September 2020, Comtest , Power Electronics / Power Management
Standby battery backup systems play a critical role in keeping essential operations functional in the event of a utility outage. Facilities like data centres, hospitals, airports, utilities, oil and gas ...

Read more...
Double the power output from new Tadiran battery
30 September 2020, Altron Arrow , Power Electronics / Power Management
Tadiran has developed the latest in its PulsesPlus HLC battery range, doubling the power output of its previous offering. Recently the company launched the C-type HLC which represented a huge improvement ...

Read more...
SABS addresses dangers of power adaptors to consumers
28 October 2020 , Power Electronics / Power Management
The increased use of devices and appliances has resulted in the increased use of adaptors as well as adaptors-on-adaptors in South Africa. This creates a risk of fires, short circuiting and damage or ...

Read more...
Just Batteries develops Li-ion battery pack for drones
28 October 2020, Just Batteries , Power Electronics / Power Management
The commercial market for drones is ever growing, ranging from delivering your pizza or shoes to supplying medical equipment to rural and inaccessible areas. Just Batteries’ design, development and ...

Read more...
1200 V SiC MOSFETs
28 October 2020, RS Components (SA) , Power Electronics / Power Management
RS Components now stocks ON Semiconductor’s latest 1200 V-rated MOSFETs. Based on silicon-carbide (SiC) technology, these power discretes are able to push the performance envelope. The new N-channel ...

Read more...
LTO batteries in mining applications
28 October 2020 , Power Electronics / Power Management
The mining industry in Africa provides numerous jobs and essential raw materials for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, critical to rebuilding economies and industry after the Covid-19 epidemic. However, ...

Read more...
Bidirectional DC power supply for lab testing
30 September 2020, Conical Technologies , Power Electronics / Power Management
The new IT-M3400 bidirectional DC power supply from ITECH integrates the features of a bidirectional power supply and a regenerative load. It inherits the advantages of high power density and modular ...

Read more...
Global analysis of the solid-state battery market
30 September 2020 , Power Electronics / Power Management
The rapid growth of the electric vehicle market has driven the development, manufacture and sales of batteries, especially lithium-ion batteries. In the meantime, market research firm IDTechEx has identified ...

Read more...
Solar lithium storage system
30 September 2020, Vepac Electronics , Power Electronics / Power Management
The US2000 Plus is a latest-generation lithium storage unit. Combining enhanced safety with a long service life – even when at low levels of charge on a regular basis – it meets the demanding requirements ...

Read more...
Cost optimised power supplies
30 September 2020, Current Automation , Power Electronics / Power Management
The Dimension CP-Series from PULS are cost optimised power supplies without compromising quality, reliability and performance. The most noteworthy features of the CP10.241–R1/-R2 units are their high ...

Read more...