Semikron Ltd Articles
IGBT power modules from Semikron
SEMIKRON has added a new topology for use in three-level inverters to its SEMITOP IGBT product range. The topology integrates IGBT technology with lower switching and conduction losses to produce losses 60 percent lower than two-level inverters. The SEMITOP module has been designed for low commutation inductivity compared to half-bridge modules. The improved efficiency of the DC/AC conversion is intended for UPS applications in the power range fr...
Digital drivers from Semikron offer versatile power control
Semikron has announced a new generation of IGBT drivers based on full digital signal processing. The SKYPER 52 allows for the transmission of isolated control signals and a range of configurable protection schemes, enabling engineers to design without the need to add isolated circuitry. The result is fewer system components and improved overall system reliability.
Intelligent power module for solder-free assembly from Semikron
Semikron has introduced the MiniSKiiP IPM intelligent power module for quick and easy solder-free assembly. The module has been developed for motor power up to 15kW and incorporates a latch-up free Silicon on Insulator (SOI) driver IC for reliable system operation. Compared to other intelligent power modules, this new unit features the lowest thermal resistance of 0.95K/W and the highest junction temperature of +175°C.
Thermal paste application service is said to guarantee high and reproducible quality
SEMIKRON has increased its portfolio of technical and logistics services to include the application of thermal paste to power modules. The introduction of this new service sets SEMIKRON apart from other power semiconductor manufacturers, by enabling it to offer a high and reproducible level of quality. The optimum application of thermal paste onto the semiconductor module ensures good thermal performance once the module is assembled on the heat s...
SEMIKRON introduces industry’s first 100 percent solder-free IGBT module
SEMIKRON has introduced a 100 percent solder-free IGBT module for 22kW – 150kW converters in electric and hybrid vehicles. SKiM® has a five times higher temperature-cycling capability than modules that use a base plate and soldered terminals.
Very Compact Thyristor Modules
SEMIKRON has introduced its SEMiSTART family of anti-parallel uninsulated thyristor modules, which has been designed specifically for use in soft-start devices. The modules are extremely compact. For example, a 400kW soft-starter featuring SEMiSTART is only one-sixth of the volume of the same device using conventional capsule thyristors. In addition, by using pressure contact technology and double-sided chip cooling, these new modules can withsta...
Semikron introduces IGBT and rectifier modules with new SPT+ chip technology
Lower switching losses coupled with smaller chip sizes Common terminal height for easy bus-bar connection Wide range of IGBT and input rectifier ratings
SEMITOP® 4 power modules offer high power and high reliability
Up to 40kVA inverter power Isolated three-phase IGBT and CIB modules Up to 200A @ 600V and 100A @ 1200V
Power Assemblies for Cabinet Mounting
Semikron has developed a new flat SEMISTACK power assembly that simplifies system design for OEMs. By incorporating its low-profile SEMiX IGBTs and bridge rectifiers in addition to a novel DC-capacitor arrangement, it has created a family of flat and compact converter/inverter power assemblies. The new range has a convenient rail system for easy racking of IGBT inverters from 50 to 120 kW and is suitable for most standard industrial applications...
Semikron opens Chinese HQ and adds production
Semikron, known for its power semiconductors and diode/thyristor modules has opened a new Chinese headquarters and production facility in the city of Zhu Hai.
STMicroelectronics and Semikron team up on power modules
Semikron International, known for its diode/thyristor power modules and an expert in power module packaging, and STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), have teamed up to develop and deliver integrated power modules for industrial, consumer, and automotive markets, embedding ST’s industry-leading power devices in Semikron’s SEMITOP® power packages.