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Mitsubishi Electric launches mini DIPIPM

EM News BureauFriday, May 17, 2013, 14:48 Hrs  [IST]

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has launched a new series of transfer-mold-type, mini dual-inline-package intelligent power modules (DIPIPMTM) primarily for inverter drive systems of small-capacity motors, servos and other industrial equipment. The modules feature embedded bootstrap diode (BSD) chips, embedded analog temperature voltage output (VOT) and a 5A-50A current rating. Sales began on April 25.

Motor drive inverter systems have been evolving rapidly in recent years in response to increasing demands for energy savings. Mitsubishi Electric's new 5A-50A industrial Mini DIPIPM series uses sixth-generation IGBT chips featuring the carrier-stored trench-gate bipolar transistor (CSTBTTM) structure, a special feature of Mitsubishi Electric IGBT chips, as well as integrated external components such as BSD, current-limiting resistors and thermistors, to reduce the power consumption, size and cost of small-capacity inverter systems.

In 1997, Mitsubishi Electric first commercialized its DIPIPM transfer-mold-type intelligent power module, which has contributed greatly to the realization of smaller and more energy-efficient inverter systems.