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August 2022 – Customer Specific Power Modules

Semikron offers customised power module solutions, providing technological advantages that are cost-effective and provide a short time to market.

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Discover Semikron’s power modules tailored to suit your needs

Alongside standard configurations, Semikron also offer customers specific topologies in various housings, addressing the market need for innovation and differentiation.

Over the years, Semikron has established a support and production structure to handle specific customer demand in a fast and effective way with a dedicated application support team, an experienced R&D team and flexible module production.

 

Product Range: Power Modules

Semikron’s customer-specific power modules (CSPM) include chip technologies such as rectifier diodes and CAL freewheeling diodes, thyristors, IGBTs, standard and high voltage MOSFETs and the latest SiC diodes/MOSFETs. Package technology ranges from single DCB substrates to complete power modules with an without baseplate. A wide range of topologies in different module platforms are possible, such as:

  • NPC and TNPC, double boost, interleaved boost in SEMITOP and SKiM 4/5 up to 125kW
  • Dedicated topologies for welding and battery chargers in SEMITOP up to 50kW
  • Dedicated solution for process control inside SEMITRANS

 

Power Modules Key Features

  • Innovative chip and packaging topologies in customised modules
  • Semikron reliability approval
  • Global technical support and direct customer relationship
  • Short time for customer feedback and delivery of samples
  • Broad technical competence on chips, technologies, production processes, products and platforms
  • Application expertise

 

Power Modules Benefits

Semikron’s power module market mainly uses standard electrical configurations and modules. However, new and innovative approaches are often difficult to realise with standard modules. Often, a customised solution is the only way to implement technological advantages along with cost-effectiveness and acceptable time to market. Using standard modules, a time-consuming development process may be needed to achieve the desired solution.

Moreover, the final configurations often characterised by a high degree of complexity, an increased volume consumption and a complicated PCB routing, which counterbalances the advantages of new concepts. Time to market increases, sometimes jeopardising the success of the project. Customised modules can overcome these drawbacks.

When using custom electrical configurations, the number of modules can often be reduced as the customised modules are designed for a specific functionality and feature only the relevant requirements.

PCB design efforts are reduced, saving development time and cost. A reduced bill of materials and easier logistics are achieved. In addition, a lower complexity of the final design leads to easier and more straightforward assembly processes. Custom solutions are often the best way to implement innovative concepts as they are cost-effective, can reduce time to market and lead to competitive products.

 

Applications

They are used in new concepts and technologies in UPS, solar and process control. Higher efficiency, new chip technologies such as SiC, advanced multilevel configurations or specific topologies support solutions which are not only on a high performance level, but are also cost effective and competitive.

GD Rectifiers is a long-standing distributor for Semikron, and offers a wide range of their products: diodes, IGBTs, IGBT Drivers, MOSFETs, rectifier bridges, SiC hybrid power modules, SiC power modules, thyristors, thryistor diode modules, heatsinks and assemblies.

For further information on Semikron products please contact GD Rectifiers on: 01444 243 452 or email: enquiries@gdrectifiers.co.uk.

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