Friday, May 31, 2024

Scaled-Up Power For Meeting Highly-Intensive Industrial Applications

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  • The new TRENCHSTOP IGBT7 modules are capable of offering greater power solutions
  • Reduces losses in industrial drive applications, which operate at moderate switching frequencies

Infineon Technologies has added new current ratings to its 1200 V TRENCHSTOP™ IGBT7 modules, which includes the Easy 1B and 2B portfolio. They are now capable of offering power solutions for up to 11 kW in PIM and up to 22 kW in six-pack topologies with the latest chip technology. Customers have the choice of either increasing the power for the Easy 2B module by replacing the IGBT4 with IGBT7 technology or reducing the footprint for the same power by replacing the Easy 2B IGBT4 with the Easy 1B IGBT7. Like the previously launched TRENCHSTOP IGBT7 Easy modules, the new current ratings perfectly fit the design needs of industrial drives.

Enhanced version

When compared to previous generations, the TRENCHTOP IGBT7 chip has higher power density, thus greatly reducing losses. It also offers a high level of controllability for drives applications. All modules equipped with this new chip technology are designed to be backward pin-compatible with the former generation of TRENCHTOP IGBT4 modules. This supports manufacturers in reducing the design cycle for any new inverter platform.

Reduced static losses

Based on the new micro-pattern trench technology, the TRENCHSTOP IGBT7 chips have much lower static losses compared to the IGBT4 chips with the on-state voltage reduced by 20 per cent. This reduces significant losses in the application, especially for industrial drives, which usually operate at moderate switching frequencies. The power modules feature a maximum allowed overload junction temperature of 175 degrees Celsius. Additionally, they have been designed for softer switching.

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The complete 1200 V TRENCHSTOP IGBT7 EasyPIM™ and EasyPACK™ portfolio can be ordered now. Based on the customers’ needs, solder pin and TIM variants complement the offering.


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