IPM ; All-in-One Technology & New Technology
IPM (Intelligent Power Module): Module integrated with IGBT, drive, protection circuit, etc.
• By integrating power block into a module, IPM enables minitualization and weight reduction.
• Module is preferred for higher power due to better thermal management
by lower Rth and simpler heat sink structure.
|What is IPM?|
|IPM vs Discrete solution|
üProduct price: IPM is more expensive than discrete solution
üTotal system cost: IPM enables cost reduction w/o need of heatsink and passive components.
IPM enables to cut design resource. PCB space reduction is another cost saving factor.
üIPM provide fixed gate souring and sinking current from integrated Rg in driver
which is optimized for customer’s system.
üNote that user can not change switching speed by changing Rg values.
üQuality of IPM is proven by rigorous reliability test based on JEDEC/ AEC-Q101.
ØLack of pin-compatible products
üIt is difficult for IPM to find out dual sources which have same footprint.
üNow IPM suppliers are trying to develop P2P products.
|IGBT IPM VE-TracTM Direct|
- Withstand Voltage : 750V
- Allowable current : 640A ~ 950A
- Tj : 175℃
- Built-in thermistor for each phase
- Low Vce(sat) : 1.55V(max)
- Parasitic inductance: 8nH or less
1. Improved RΘjf
This IPM can cool down not only by air cooling but by
running a liquid.
Water cooling improves RΘjf and allows greater
Tj of the VE-Trac Direct package is 15°C smaller than that of the VE-Trac Dual
when phase current of 400 Arms is applied.
2. Improved module self-loss
In the most frequently used current area, for example, when phase current of 350A
is applied, self-loss is improved by 250W compared to the HPD series.