Over the years, innovations in technology and business models have changed the world and the way we live. With industry 4.0, a blend of artificial intelligence (AI), robotics & automation, big data, internet of things (IoT), simulation, additive manufacturing, cyber-physical systems and sensor-based technologies in line, each and every sector has been making full use of these advancements that can help save time and ensure productivity.
There is no denying that the healthcare sector is also in the same league, seeking support from tech giants. Being a major focus in most of the countries, especially during the pandemic, the healthcare sector is looking for innovations that can plan, scan and diagnose issues faster; thereby ensuring precision healthcare to support the growing needs in less time. Even today, the access and availability of quality radiology and laboratory services have been a key challenge for the healthcare system.
However, the technology sector has been doing its bit and providing additional support to the industry. The technology companies offering semiconductors and devices are changing the healthcare industry in India. Many of the devices used in healthcare are in-built with semiconductors that include Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) systems, radiography, blood pressure monitors, pacemakers, etc.
Many global leaders in the industry have also come forward with a range of semiconductors and devices designed with cutting-edge technology that provides energy-saving solutions for various devices. One of the leading manufacturers of electrical and electronic products in the world, Mitsubishi Electric India has extended their support to the healthcare industry as well.
Whether in appliances, railcars, EVs, or industrial systems, Mitsubishi Electric offers power modules that are the key elements in changing the way we utilize energy.
These power modules provide an easy way to cool the device as well as connect them to the outer circuit and are mechanically and thermally optimized for ease of assembly, long life and reliable operation. The power modules are often classified by the type of diode that they feature (fast recovery, standard SCR, Schottky, etc).
Gradually, the companies also customize devices according to needs and preferences. The IGBT (Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor) module is one such innovation. The IGBT module is used in power electronic applications such as inverters and the power supply in many types of industrial equipment.
With a long history of providing high currents and high voltage IGBT modules, Mitsubishi Electric India has innovated their chip structure from a flat planar structure to a trench gate structure. Also, from the 5th generation onwards, low loss CSTBT (Mitsubishi Electric India’s unique IGBT that makes use of the carrier cumulative effect) modules are being offered. The Medical power supply is one of the key applications where the 5th generation high-frequency modules are being used.
From the 5th generation IGBT, the line-up has further extended with a thin profile (NX type) package, in addition to the former (standard type) package in the S series (6th generation IGBT).
Mitsubishi Electric India is now offering the T/T1 series (7th generation IGBT) as the latest version. The company has developed the IGBT module technology, both chip structure and packaging, over the years. The introduction of a new generation every time helped achieve better results, including low power loss and compactor features, which enables better efficiency and size reduction in the customers’ equipment.
The IGBT modules are also used for amplifying magnetic resonance Imaging (MRI) systems. The need for advanced MRI systems is rapidly increasing as there is an urgent need to diagnose more cases in less time.
For seamless operations, the application of IGBT modules in MRI systems requires power modules assembly. It acts as a switching device that quickly initiates fast switching with high efficiency. The efficient power supply provides amplifiers for switching or processing complex wave patterns with pulse width modulation. As a result, these systems can capture anything to everything, including those minute details of a torn ligament to diagnosing tumours.
The other application of IGBT modules can be seen in radiography systems as well. Radiology is the key diagnostic tool for many health problems and has an important role in monitoring treatment and predicting results. The advanced radiography systems provide excellence in imaging and the optimization of workflow. IGBT modules help turn on the device and maintain a regular power supply to the system. The regular supply of the power and amount of the voltage delivered ensures low power loss and the maintenance of effective resistance of the circuit currents, delivering better quality images.
These IGBT modules by Mitsubishi Electric India are constantly supporting the healthcare structure of our country. Mitsubishi Electric India aims to provide equipment with the best semiconductor technology. The company is striving hard to offer services that act like a heart for the machines and effectively powers the systems.