New 1700V modules with 6-pack and Converter-Inverter-Brake circuit topologies help to develop cost-effective and compact inverters for output currents up to 100A

Nuremberg, Germany, May 20th, 2014 – User-friendly spring technology for the power and control terminals as well as the simple, cost-effective and solder-free single-screw assembly of the circuit board, cooling unit and module – these are the key benefits of the MiniSKiiP product family made by power electronics manufacturer SEMIKRON. The MiniSKiiP is primarily used in industrial motor drives, solar inverters and power supplies. In addition to the well-established 600V/650V and 1200V MiniSKiiP power modules, 1700V modules with 6-pack and Converter-Inverter-Brake (CIB) circuit topology are now available.

The migration from 400V/480V AC to 600V/690V AC voltage levels used in industrial applications becomes increasingly popular in the process industry even for low power applications and offers several advantages related to capital cost saving and improvement of global network efficiency. The benefits leading to cost savings are based on reduction of: motor size, cable cross section, max. load current, total power losses, cable voltage drop during normal operating condition, motor start-up current, feeding transformer size.

SEMIKRON’s comprehensive 1700V MiniSKiiP portfolio is consisting of 6-pack and corresponding input bridge modules up to 100A and CIB modules up to 50A. The highest current density helps to develop cost-effective and compact inverters to realise all advantages of 600V/690V AC applications for cost saving. All CIB modules have separate terminals for input bridge, brake chopper and open-emitter inverter for the highest PCB design flexibility and each single module can cover the whole three phase application.


SEMIKRON is one of the world's leading manufacturers of power modules and systems. Its products are at the heart of modern energy efficient motor drives and industrial automation systems. Further application areas include power supplies, renewable energies (wind and solar power) and utility vehicles. SEMIKRON's innovative power electronic products enable its customers to develop smaller, more energy efficient power electronic systems. These systems in turn reduce the global energy demand.

SEMIKRON is a family owned business founded in 1951, headquartered in Nuremberg, Germany. Today it has more than 2,800 employees in 30 subsidiaries world-wide. The international network of operational companies with production sites in Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Korea, Slovakia, South Africa, and the US ensures fast and comprehensive service for customers. SindoPower as a SEMIKRON-Group company serves customers world-wide with a B2B power electronics online portal, multi-language sales and technical support and eCommerce.