High voltage direct current (HVDC)
Innovative technology with lower losses and higher efficiency
Across the globe, high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission systems play a crucial role in ensuring power is successfully transmitted over long distances, from the point of generation to the point of consumption. Whether the energy is sourced from a wind farm or hydroelectric plant, people and enterprises alike rely on constant access to this energy. Blackouts are taboo.
That’s why, first and foremost, today’s HVDC designs must be reliable and efficient. But reducing power losses is not always easy when power is being transmitted across thousands of kilometers. Further, high maintenance systems of the past are undesirable nowadays, so engineers are equally challenged to create low-maintenance designs. Innovative solutions and proven expertise from Infineon can help you design a HVDC system that fulfills all these demanding requirements.
System diagram: LCC HVDC converter
System diagram: VSC HVDC converter
Count on innovative technologies from Infineon
With Infineon, you get a reliable field-proven partner for high power semiconductors. Our experts have decades of in-depth knowledge about the latest HVDC advances on the market. In our wide-ranging portfolio, you’ll find high-quality high-power semiconductors featuring innovative technology. Use them in your next HVDC project to achieve lower losses and higher efficiency. You also stand to benefit from our:
- High voltage capability: over 9 kV for thyristor discs
- Various design options using electrical triggered thyristors and light triggered thyristors
- Optimized custom solutions, for your success
- Over 7 years of experience in technology and production
Today, over 200,000 Infineon thyristors and diodes are in service in HVDC and FACTS applications worldwide.
More than 70,000 of these devices are LTT devices with integrated protection functions. Our robust designs and outstanding processing methods result in a field failure rate of below 10 fit. In the future, VSC technology is set to gain market share and increase in power. 10 GW installations already under discussion today. At Infineon, we are in the position to provide all semiconductor parts for your HVDC system.
Explore our portfolio now to find the right components for your upcoming projects.
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