Infineon Introduces the First 1200V Transfer Moulded IPMs
The new phase inverters integrate a 6-channel 1200 Volt silicon on insulator gate driver with six of the company’s CoolSiC MOSFETs
Members of the CIPOS Maxi IPM IM828 series of intelligent power modules (IPM) provide compact inverter solutions with a wide range of switching speeds for three-phase AC motors as well as for permanent magnet motors used in variable speed drive applications. These new devices can handle as much as 8 kW.
Silicon Carbide devices are taking the power electronics world by storm, rapidly replacing silicon devices due their well known advantages. The CIPOS MAXI IPM devices complete a yearlong series of IPM launches, covering a wide range of power use cases. We describe one of those related series, the CIPOS Maxi IM818, in another article.
Image courtesy of Infineon
The three series of CIPOS Maxi IPMs are the IM828-XCC/MCC/SCC. They integrate 6-channel 1200 V silicon on insulator (SOI) gate drivers along with six of Infineon’s own CoolSiC MOSFETs. This will reduce BOM count, save space and weight, and improve reliability. The powerful devices are packaged in an isolated DIP moulded housing, and achieves the highest power density in their class.
The gate driver section of the SiC IPM provides built-in dead time, preventing damages from transients. The unit also affords under-voltage lockout (UVLO) at all channels as well as over current shutdown protection and a UL-certified temperature thermistor. To make the unit easier to control, the low side emitter pins can be accessed for phase current monitoring.
While the current available information describes the IM828-XCC as a series, there only seems to be one device available at this time.
Key Features of the IM828-XCC
RDS(ON) (typical) is 55mΩ and 70mΩ at junction temperatures of 25℃ and 150℃, respectively
Drain/source leakage current at VDS = 1200V is 1mA, maximum
Internal diagram of the IM828-XCC. Image courtesy of the IM828-XCC Data Sheet
High Side and Low Side Dynamic Parameters
Typical values at ID = 20 amps and VDC = 600 volts
Turn-on propagation delay time
- High Side: 870 ns
- Low Side: 960 ns
Turn-on rise time
- High Side: 45 ns
- Low Side: 85 ns
Turn-on switching time
- High Side: 140 ns
- Low Side: 230 ns
Reverse recovery time
- High Side: 60 ns
- Low Side: 90 ns
Turn-off propagation delay time
- High Side: 960 ns
- Low Side: 880 ns
Turn-off fall time
- High Side: 70 ns
- Low Side: 50 ns
Turn-off switching time
- High Side: 100 ns
- Low Side: 60 ns
- Industrial motor drives
- Pumps drives
- Active filters for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC)
- Servo Drivers
- The unit is available in an isolated 36 by 22.7 by 3.1 mm2 DIP package
- Typical weight is 7.02 grams
- Case and junction operating temperatures ranges are -40 to +125℃ and -40 to 150 ℃, respectively
Getting to Market Faster
The EVAL-M1-IM828-A MADK Evaluation Board is designed to help engineers to more quickly evaluate IM828-XCC SiC IPM performance for 8 kW motor drive applications.
EVAL-M1-IM828-A MADK evaluation board. Image courtesy of CIPOS Maxi IM828-series Presentation
The unit is specified for an input voltage range of 380 to 480 VAC with an output current of 15 – 19 ARMS.