With the introduction of the EconoPIM 3 package, Infineon Technologies has expanded its product portfolio of IGBT modules. The current rating of the module is thereby increased from 100A by 50% to 150A. The new power modules serve the growing demand for higher power density within the same footprint. Typical applications are motor controls for drives in elevators, escalators, fans or pumps.
EconoPIM modules are characterised by a high integration of different functionalities. For example, each contains a three-phase rectifier, a brake chopper, a three-phase inverter and a NTC thermistor for temperature measurement. With a blocking voltage of 1,200V, the new EconoPIM 3 reaches a maximum current rating of 150A, which the company claims is the highest current in the market for this design.
The housing is equipped with a base plate and corresponds to the industrial standard regarding dimensions. It can therefore easily be implemented as a drop-in replacement for already existing designs. When used in drives, the EconoPIM 3 therefore allows up to 30% more output power with the same footprint. The modules integrate the IGBT4 chip with Trenchstop technology, which is proven to have a high degree of robustness and reliability.