Daikin Chooses Fairchild’s FSBS15CH60 Motion-SPM

August 30, 2005 by Jeff Shepard

Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. (South Portland, ME) reported that its Motion-Smart Power Module (SPM) has been selected by Daikin Industries Ltd. for use in its inverter-based air conditioners. Daikin selected Fairchild's FSBS15CH60 due to the product's performance and packaging, and Fairchild's history of engineering support. By combining multiple functions into a single Mini-DIP package, the Motion-SPM module provides high reliability, simplified motor drive design, energy efficiency, and board space reduction for low-power, inverter-driven applications. Fairchild expects to ship 400,000 units of SPM devices in 2005 to support Daikin's demand.

"Fairchild's Motion-SPM is designed to address a compelling need for highly compact and high-performance ac motor drives for air conditioners and washing machines. These highly integrated modules combine up to 16 discrete devices into one compact Mini-DIP package, offering designers a solution that significantly reduces board space requirements. We were pleased to work with Daikin Industries on this product for their air conditioner designs," commented Fairchild High Power division Vice President Taehoon Kim.

The FSBS15CH60 combines three high-voltage ICs, one low-voltage IC, six IGBTs, and six fast-recovery diodes into a 44 mm x 26.8 mm, thermally efficient, Mini-DIP package. The module offers high reliability due to its fully tested coordination of high-voltage ICs and IGBTs, and integrated under-voltage lockout and short-circuit protection. The FSBS15CH60 features low-loss efficient IGBTs and fast-recovery diodes that are optimized specifically for motor drive applications.