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SMPD module platform integrates thyristor, IGBT

Posted: 28 Feb 2013 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:thyristor? IGBT? SMPD? ISOPLUS? MOSFET?

IXYS Corp. has included a module platform in its ISOPLUS Surface Mount Power Device (SMPD) range that according to the company successfully cuts the amount of discrete devices for designers that need to apply insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBT), thyristor and fast diode technologies in one circuit.

The patented SMPD module platform claims to have successfully improved reliability and reduced board size by offering surface mount solutions for systems up to 15kW. Using IXYS' proprietary DCB isolated substrates, the SMPD module flexibility provides a platform for mixed technology and multiple die content, e.g., thyristor, IGBT, MOSFET and diode in boost, buck, parallel, half bridge, full and three phase bridges or two switches side by side topologies.

Integration of the thyristor into a half bridge with an IGBT provides a one-stop solution for power designers needing to operate a low frequency bridge (thyristor) with higher frequency modulation (IGBT). The example of the IXA20PT1200LB is a 20A, 1.2kV SMPD surface mountable module that contains a thyristor at the high side and IGBT technology on the low side of a half bridge circuit allowing an energy efficient solution for applications such as current source micro-inverter, UPS, power supplies, motor drives and medical applications.





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