Downsizing drives while maximising efficiency

Responding to the global push for downsizing and integration, Infineon Technologies has introduced the 4.5kV XHP 3 IGBT modules, designed to fundamentally change the landscape for medium voltage drives and transportation applications operating at 2,000 to 3,300VAC in 2- and 3-level topologies. Applications include conveyor belts, pumps, locomotives and commercial, construction and agricultural vehicles.

The XHP family comprises a 450A dual IGBT module with Trenchstop IGBT4 and an emitter-controlled diode, and a 450A double diode module with emitter-controlled E4 diode. Both modules feature improved isolation of 10.4kV. Together, they help simplify paralleling and downsizing without sacrificing efficiency.

Previously, complex busbars were required to parallelize switching modules, resulting in complicated design efforts and leakage inductance. The innovative design of the XHP family simplifies paralleling by conveniently placing the connections side-by-side. As a result, only a single straight busbar is required for paralleling.

The FF450R45T3E4_B5 and DD450S45T3E4_ B5 modules are available now.