Nuremberg, May 20th 2014 - SEMiX® is a modern module platform offering IGBT and rectifier modules in the same housing design. The flat 17mm package is available in scalable sizes. Coming with Spring® contact technology SEMiX® was one of the first modules introducing easy and low-cost solder-less driver PCB mounting in the medium power range. With the introduction of the SEMiX® 3p press-fit, the SEMiX® product family now becomes even more flexible, offering maximum performance for innovative inverter design and cost effective production processes.
The family concept of SEMiX® is expanded by the introduction of the 1200V SEMiX® 3p press-fit half bridge IGBT modules for nominal currents of 300A, 450A and 600A in the same housing size. The SEMiX® 3p press-fit comes with an optimized internal design, now making 600A nominal current possible in housing size 3, leading to lower cost per output power. An optimized mechanical design increases robustness and field reliability. In addition, the press-fit pins for PCB connection are pin-out compatible to already available 17mm Dual modules, providing higher safety in the supply chain. Together with the newly developed SKYPER 12 press-fit half-bridge driver, which is dedicated to electrical robustness and a long service life (MTBF larger than 5 million hours at full load), the new SEMiX® 3p press-fit is ideal for plug&play solutions, reducing development cost and minimizing time to market.
On the basis of the scalable platform concept of the whole SEMiX® family, modern chip technology is integrated into IGBT and rectifier modules which are used in a wide variety of applications, such as AC motor drives, switching power supplies and current source inverters. Other typical applications include matrix converters, uninterruptible power supplies and electronic welding devices. Six different housing sizes are available in 600V, 1200V and 1700V for the IGBT modules. Half-bridge, six-pack and chopper topologies are available with a current range from 75A to 600A. Besides IGBT3 and IGBT4 chips, the 1200V range also includes a series with V-IGBT devices. Controlled, half-controlled and uncontrolled rectifier modules with identical footprint and 17mm height are also available. Due to the outstanding variability of interface and chip technologies, SEMiX® is the most flexible and application-oriented 17mm module family for the medium power range.
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.