Industrial motor drives and controls
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Solutions for low, medium to high power motor drives
We offer you a broad portfolio of efficient semiconductors optimized for motor. You can rely on our intelligent power modules (IPMs) and discretes for smart designs in the low-power range. For medium-power drives, our EasyPIM™, EasyPACK™, and EconoPIM™ modules are the perfect match. Moving on to the high-power spectrum, EconoDUAL™ and PrimePACK™ are the solutions of choice. Combined with the innovative.XT interconnection technology, PrimePACK™ modules can help designers overcome the overrating dilemma as they extend the lifetime by raising thermal and power cycling capabilities.
Highlights of our portfolio include our TRENCHSTOP™ IGBT7 modules, tailored specifically to the needs of drive applications. Ideal for general-purpose drive (GPD) applications, TRENCHSTOP™ IGBT7 devices improve power density, controllability, and overload capability in a variety of proven packages for cost and time gains. For high-speed drives and inverter integration, our CoolSiC™ MOSFETs are an attractive solution as they reduce switching and conduction losses, especially under partial load conditions.
Complementing our power semiconductors, we also offer gate driver ICs for all silicon and silicon carbide (SiC) devices. Our broad EiceDRIVER™ portfolio scales from basic to enhanced functionality. For battery-powered applications like automotive brushless DC motors, customers can rely on our wide range of silicon MOSFETs including our OptiMOS™ family. To round out this offering and make your design ready for Industry 4.0, we support rising connectivity needs with iMOTION™, XMC™, and AURIX™ microcontrollers, complemented by OPTIGA™ Trust solutions for the highest security standards. These devices can be combined with sensors from our XENSIV™ family to bring more sensory intelligence to your design and enable innovative features such as predictive maintenance.
Dive into the world of industrial drives and find all information for your design
The unique and specific requirements of motor drive systems demand a new approach to IGBT design. With the right IGBT technology, it is possible to create better-positioned modules to address these needs. This approach Infineon has taken with its latest generation of IGBT technology, the IGBT7.
At the chip level, the IGBT7 uses micro-pattern trenches (MPT), the structure of which contributes significantly to reducing forward voltage and increased conductivity in the drift zone. For applications with a moderate switching frequency, such as motor drives, the IGBT7 delivers a significant reduction in previous generations' losses. Another improvement offered by IGBT7 from a generation earlier (IGBT4) is the freewheeling diode that has also been optimized for drive applications. The forward voltage drop of the emitter controlled diode, EC7, is now 100 mV lower than the forward voltage drop of the EC4 diode, with improved reverse-recovery softness. Learn more
With more automation being used across industries, there is a correspondingly increased demand for servo motors. Their ability to combine precise motion control with high torque levels makes them the perfect fit for automation and robotics.
Using its manufacturing expertise and long experience, Infineon has developed a SiC trench technology that offers higher performance than the IGBT but with comparable robustness, e.g., short-circuit time of two (or 2) µs or even three (or 3) µs. Infineon's CoolSiC™ MOSFETs also address potential problems inherent in SiC devices, such as unwanted capacitive turn-on. Furthermore, the SiC MOSFETs are available in the industry-standard TO247-3 package, and now with even better switching performance, in the TO247- 4 package. In addition, the CoolSiC MOSFETs are also available in the SMD package TO267-7. Besides these TO-packages, the SiC MOSFET is also available in Easy 1B, Easy 2B, and 62mm packages. Learn more
Podcast4Engineers: Industrial Drives
Modern industrial drives need to be smaller, more efficient, and easier to use while delivering the performance and robust operation required in industrial applications such as commercial HVAC, robotics, and process automation.
Learn more about Infineon’s solutions for industrial drives and what’s to come in this area.
Whitepaper: CoolSiC™ – The perfect solution for servo drives
Learn how CoolSiC™ MOSFETs allow you to integrate the inverter into the motor, made possible by lower switching and conduction losses. Combined with advanced industrial microcontrollers, this delivers a compact servo solution that is self-cooling and requires no more cabling than a power connection and digital connectivity.
Webinar: CoolSiC™ - the perfect solution for servo drives
Silicon Carbide MOSFETs are a perfect match for servo drives? That’s right! This special #webinar reveals why compares performance levels of IGBTs versus SiC MOSFETs and explains the benefits of using Infineon’s.XT interconnection technology.
Application presentation: we drive efficiency in drives - our expertise for your optimal drive systems
This detailed presentation will give an overview of the extensive product portfolio for industrial drive applications. The advantages of IGBT 7 technology, as well as Silicon Carbide solutions, are also presented. Everything in one document, including further links.
Do you want to know the various topologies you can find in this power conversion stage and their top-level working principle? Get to know the basic concepts of passive and two-level active rectification methods.
This training will introduce you to how the CoolSiC™ will help to design the next generation of servo drives.
Tutorial about how to select the reliable and efficent solutions regarding the requirements for industrial drives. We take a look on the key questions of power, voltage, topology and frequency related to your application.
In this 6 min training, we will show the main trends of servo drives, compare CoolSiC™ MOSFETs to IGBTs and explore the 1200 V class CoolSiC™ discrete portfolio.
Servo drives come handy in a lot of applications, but controlling them and the power needed to drive them can be challenging when attempting to do it efficiently. Similarly, handling overload and short-circuit conditions is critical. Through this webinar, we will demonstrate best practices of protecting them and how to ensure the protection is reliable, robust and sufficiently fast for all operations. We will also give an exciting overview of suitable boards for evaluation and show the comprehensive Infineon portfolio of SiC MOSFETs and gate driver solutions.
- Understand how Infineon responds to the trends in the industry drives market: e.g. inverter integration with SiC MOSFETs and get an overview of some of the solutions offered
- Learn how to enable lower switching losses compare to IGBTs at same dV/dt levels and enhanced switching control
- Explore how to avoid the main pitfalls when driving SiC MOSFETs
- Discover how to reliably protect SiC MOSFETs using EiceDRIVER™ gate drivers