Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has declared about the upcoming launch of its T-series 2.0kV Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) Module for Industrial Use, the world’s first IGBT with 2.0kV withstand voltage, on June 30.
The module is ideally suited to increase the efficiency and reduce the size of renewable-energy power converters, which are in high demand due to the growing use of . The IGBT module will be exhibited at the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) 2021 Virtual Exposition from June 15 to 16.
World-first IGBT with 2.0kV withstand voltage for more compact DC1500V power converters
- World’s first 2.0kV-rated IGBT module suitable for DC1500V-rated power converters, which are difficult to design using conventional 1.7kV-rated IGBTs.
- Enables development of simpler and smaller DC1500V-rated power converters without the need for complex topologies, such as three-level NPC (I-type connection).
- Circuit topology consisting of four series-connected IGBTs and two clamp diodes connected to a voltage-neutral point in one leg
7th-generation IGBT and RFC diodes help reduce power loss in power converters
- Suitable for high-voltage, lower-power-loss applications as latest (7th-generation) IGBT with CSTBT structure and RFC (Relax Field of Cathode) diodes optimized for high withstand voltage.
- Mitsubishi Electric’s unique IGBT module that utilizes the carrier cumulative effect
- Mitsubishi Electric’s original diode that optimizes electron mobility on the cathode side
Power semiconductors for efficiently controlling electric power are attracting wider application and increasing demand as key devices that can help to lower the carbon footprint of a global society.
Meanwhile, power grids that use renewable-energy power sources are required to realize increasingly higher power-conversion efficiency through the deployment of higher system operating voltages.
For this purpose, power converters rated at DC1500V, the upper limit of the Low Voltage Directive, have been developed. In response, Mitsubishi Electric will soon launch its 2.0kV IGBT T-series suitable for DC1500V power converters, which is expected to help simplify the design and downsizing of such converters as well as raise their efficiency.