SiC Power Semiconductor Modules By Mitsubishi Electric launches  – May 09, 2013– Tokyo, Japan  (Techreleased) – Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today the launch of three types of silicon carbide (SiC) power modules for home appliances, industrial equipment and railcar traction systems. The modules, which use schottky-barrier diodes (SBD) made with SiC, are expected to reduce the size, lower the weight and raise the efficiency of inverters in power electronics devices.

Hybrid SiC DIPPFC
Hybrid SiC DIPPFC

SiC Power Semiconductor Modules Details

The hybrid SiC DIPPFC for home appliances and hybrid SiC modules for railcar traction system will be exhibited at Power Conversion Intelligent Motion Europe 2013, which will be held in Nuremberg, Germany from May 14 to 16. *DIPPFC: Transfer-mold-type IPM with for power-factor correction (PFC) circuits

 

Hybrid SiC-IPM
Hybrid SiC-IPM

SiC Power Semiconductor ModulesSale Schedule

Use Product Model Shipment date
Home appliances Hybrid SiC DIPPFCTM PSH20L91B6-A May 9, 2013
General industry Hybrid SiC-IPM PMH200CS1D060
Tractions Hybrid SiC Module CMH1200DC-34S

In recent years, inverters have come to be used in a wide variety of applications, including home appliances such as air conditioners and refrigerators, as well as industrial equipment and railcar traction systems. Power semiconductors utilizing SiC can dramatically decrease power loss and enable high-speed switching, which is raising expectations from the point of view of energy efficiency.

Hybrid SiC Module
Hybrid SiC Module

SiC Power Semiconductor Modules Features

1) Hybrid SiC DIPPFCTM for home appliances

SiC-SBDs reduce recovery current and decrease electromagnetic interference noise
Realizes high-frequency switching of up to 30kHz, and contributes to the downsizing of reactors
PFC circuit and drive IC reduces footprint and simplifies wiring pattern
Package dimensions compatible with Mitsubishi Electric’s supermini DIPIPMTM products
2) Hybrid SiC-IPM for general industry

Diodes made with advanced SiC-SBD
Reduces power loss by about 20% compared to Mitsubishi Electric’s PM200CS1D060 (S1-IPM) and enables smaller, more efficient equipment
Package and control terminals compatible with Mitsubishi Electric’s PM200CS1D060 (S1-IPM)
Same protections as those in Mitsubishi Electric’s PM200CS1D060 (S1-IPM)
3) Hybrid SiC modules for traction systems

Diodes made with advanced SiC-SBD
Reduces power loss by about 30% compared to Mitsubishi Electric’s CM1200DC-34N (N-series IGBT) and enables more efficient devices
Package and terminals compatible with Mitsubishi Electric’s CM1200DC-34N (N-series IGBT)
High reliability suitable for use in traction systems