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Mitsubishi Electric's SiC Modules Reduce Power Loss In Diode And MOSFETs

Three types of the silicon carbon power module are for home appliances, while two are for industrial devices such as inverters and servos


Mitsubishi Electric Corporation will begin shipping samples of five kinds of power modules for home appliances and industrial equipment on July 31st, 2012.

The modules use SiC, a next generation semiconductor material expected to significantly reduce power loss in diode and metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (MOSFET) chips.

The modules will be showcased at POWER SYSTEM JAPAN 2012 in TECHNO-FRONTIER 2012, an exhibition on electro-mechanical parts and devices to be held between July 11th and 13th at Tokyo Big Sight in Japan.



SiC module for home appliances



Industrial hybrid SiC-IPM



Industrial full SiC module

Inverters are widely used in home appliances like air conditioners and refrigerators, as well as in industrial devices, to increase energy efficiency. Mitsubishi Electric says its SiC modules offer significant reductions in power loss and improvements in high speed switching, achieving even higher efficiency and downsizing.

Of the five new types of SiC power module samples, three types are for home appliances, while two are for industrial devices such as inverters and servos.

Summary of Sale













































































Applications





Product name





Specifications





Begging of sample shipment





Home appliances





Hybrid SiC DIPIPM*1





600V/15A 6in1





July 31, 2012





Hybrid SiC DIPPFC*2





600V/20Arms Interleave





August 2012





Full SiC DIPPFC





600V/20Arms Interleave





August 2012





Industrial devices





Hybrid SiC-IPM





1200V/75A 6in1





October 2012





Full SiC Module





1200V /800A 2in1





January 2013



*1. DIPIPM: Dual-in-line package intelligent power module

*2. DIPPFC: Dual-in-line package power factor correction

 

Product Features

 

1. SiC power module for home electronics

 

1-1. Hybrid SiC DIPIPM

• A SiC Schottky Barrier Diode (SBD) is used for the diode.

• Power loss is reduced by about 12% compared to DIPIPM using silicon (Si).

• The shape, size and pin configuration are the same as those of the Super mini DIPIPM.

• Offers the same protection as the Super mini DIPIPM using Si.

 

1-2. Hybrid SiC DIPPFC

• A SiC-SBD is used for the diode and achieves a maximum of 30kHz high-frequency switching.

• High-frequency switching contributes to the downsizing of peripheral components such as reactors and heat-sinks.

• The installation of a power factor correction (PFC) and driving IC contributes to downsizing through reduction of the mounting surface area and simplified wire patterning.

• Offers package compatibility with the Super mini DIPIPM using Si.

 

1-3.Full SiC DIPPFC

• SiC-MOSFET is used for the transistor, while SiC-SBD is used for the diode.

• Power loss is reduced by about 45% compared to products using Si.

• The adoption of SiC achieves a maximum of 50kHz high-frequency switching.

• High-frequency switching contributes to the downsizing of peripheral components such as reactors and heat-sinks.

• The installation of a PFC and driving IC contributes to downsizing through the reduction of mounting surface area and simplified wire patterning.

• Offers package compatibility with the Super mini DIPIPM using Si.

 

2. SiC power module for general industry

 

2-1. Hybrid SiC-IPM

• SiC-SBD is used for the diode.

• Power loss is reduced by about 25% compared to its predecessor PM75CL1A120 of the IPM L1 series, and contributes to the downsizing and improved product efficiency.

• The shape, size and pin configuration are the same as those of its predecessor PM75CL1A120 of the IPM L1 series.

• Offers the same protection as its predecessor PM75CL1A120 of the IPM L1 series.

 

2-2. Full SiC-Module

• SiC-MOSFET is used for the transistor and SiC-SBD is used for the diode.

• Power loss is reduced by about 70% compared to its predecessor CM400DY-24NF of the IGBT module (used in a parallel configuration), and contributes to improved product efficiency.

• Significantly reduces the size of packages, while reducing the mounting area by about 60% compared to its predecessor CM400DY-24NF of the IGBT module (used in a parallel configuration), and contributes to downsizing and weight reduction.

• Adopts a low inductance package to fully utilise the superior performance of SiC.

 



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Product name





Voltage





Current





Connection





Size





Protections, other feature





rating





rating





(W) x (D)





Home appliances





Hybrid SiC DIPIPM





600V





15A





6in1





24 x 38mm





• Built-in gate driver





• Under-voltage protection





Hybrid SiC DIPPFC





600V





20Arms





Interleave





• Short-circuit protection





Full SiC DIPPFC





600V





20Arms





Interleave





• Over-temperature protection*3





Industrial devices





Hybrid SiC-IPM





1200V





75A





6in1





67 x 131mm





• Built-in gate driver





• Under-voltage protection





• Short-circuit protection





• Over-temperature protection





(Monitoring IGBT chip surface)





Full SiC Module





1200V





800A





2in1





62 x 152mm





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*3. Applies only to the hybrid SiC DIPPFC module

The SiC products are compliant with the European Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS).



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