At this year’s PCIM 2015 trade show Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) will launch a new Intelligent Power Module (IPM). The MIPAQ™ Pro provides an all-in-one solution for a wide spectrum of scalable and compact inverter designs to be implemented in wind, solar, and industrial drives applications. MIPAQ Pro is a fully qualified and tested IPM, integrating IGBTs, gate drivers, the heat sink, sensors, digital control electronics as well as digital bus communication in one robust and reliable device. The high performance subsystem provides high power density combined with a large safe operating area (SOA). Innovative features offer a new approach for protecting the IPM in addition to high modularity, increased design flexibility and security.
Authentication is key for a secure and reliable system design to be implemented in concepts like the Internet of Things (IoT). For this reason the MIPAQ Pro integrates an Infineon security microcontroller. An Infineon certificate is already embedded to provide authentication of original parts. Individual certificates can be stored allowing authentication of the installed IPM in the system. This assures high quality and reliability of the original system in the short and more importantly in the long run. Moreover, system manufactures can profit from the control of the after-sales business if power stages can be authenticated.
MIPAQ Pro provides outstanding protection technologies. All key operating parameters like the output current (Iout), DC-link voltage (UDC), PCB temperature (TPCB) and switching frequency (fsw) are monitored closely and related warning signals are issued. Additionally, the operating temperatures (Tvjop) of the IGBTs and the diodes are continuously calculated and monitored. Thus, it is ensured that the IPM operates safely within the specified limits. The smart protection along with a completely new design significantly extends the uptime of the application. Adaptions can be done quickly via digital bus communication and an option slot can be used to realize signal adaptations. Consequently, system manufactures can witness fast and smooth design-ins, and the ready-to-use MIPAQ Pro ensures a fast time-to-market.
The MIPAQ Pro provides a modular and scalable inverter solution. As much as four of the new IPMs can be connected in parallel to cover large power ranges of up to 7 MW. Paralleling is facilitated by adjustable delay settings that ensure a balanced set-up of the overall inverter. The new IPMs come in a half-bridge configuration with blocking voltages of 1200 V or 1700 V. They feature a small footprint with a large output power. A nominal current of up to 2400 A is supported to realize compact inverters. The power density is increased by up to 35 percent compared to previous solutions like ModSTACK™ C. The new high power IPMs are available with liquid cooled as well as air cooled heat sinks.
The new MIPAQ™ Pro platform will be introduced with a 1700 V / 2400 A version equipped with a liquid cooled heat sink (IFF2400P17LE4) and a 1700 V / 2400 A version equipped with an air cooled heat sink (IFF2400P17AE4). On the starting day of PCIM more information on the new MIPAQ Pro will be available at: www.infineon.com/MIPAQ-Pro.
Infineon at the PCIM 2015
Infineon will be presenting the MIPAQ™ Pro Intelligent Power Module, as well as other innovative system oriented solutions, at booth 412 in hall 9 at the PCIM trade show in Nuremberg from May 19 to 21, 2015. Further information on trade show highlights is available at: www.infineon.com/PCIM.
Infineon Technologies AG is a world leader in semiconductors. Infineon offers products and system solutions addressing three central challenges to modern society: energy efficiency, mobility, and security. In the 2014 fiscal year (ending September 30), the company reported sales of Euro 4.3 billion with about 29,800 employees worldwide. In January 2015, Infineon acquired US-based International Rectifier Corporation, a leading provider of power management technology, with revenues of USD 1.1 billion (2014 fiscal year ending June 29) and approximately 4,200 employees.
Infineon is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX) and in the USA on the over-the-counter market OTCQX International Premier (ticker symbol: IFNNY).
Further information is available at www.infineon.com
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