New Industry Products

Fairchild Semiconductor Intros PFC-SPM FSAB20PH60

August 08, 2005 by Jeff Shepard

Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. (South Portland, ME) introduced its new FSAB20PH60 power-factor correction (PFC) smart power module (SPM™), which implements the partial PFC switching converter (PSC) circuit topology, and is suitable for 1 kW to 3 kW air conditioners. By triggering the IGBTs at every half cycle of the line current, the PFC-SPM FSAB20PH60 provides 97 percent of power factor (typical), and full compliance with the mandatory PFC standard IEC61000-3-2, while offering electromagnetic interference characteristics.

The new PFC-SPM FSAB20PH60 enables simple designs by combining four rectifier diodes, two IGBTs, a gate-driving IC, and a thermistor in a single, thermally efficient module. The device's compact (44 mm x 26.8 mm) direct bonded copper substrate package is identical in size and configuration to Fairchild's motor control (Motion-SPM) module. The two modules are designed to be mounted side-by-side to share a single heatsink, simplifying designs, speeding assembly, and improving overall system reliability.

Available now, the PFC-SPM comes in a lead-free, Mini-DIP package. It is priced at $13.48 each for 100-piece quantities. Delivery is 12 weeks ARO.