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Intelligent power module solutions for variable speed motor drive applications

Mitsubishi Electric intelligent power modules (IPMs) are the preferred method to increase efficiency and reliability for home appliances, compressors, pumps and industrial drives, all of which will benefit from variable speed motor drive technology. We will explore the benefits of Mitsubishi Electric intelligent power modules including DIPIPM™, DIPIPM+™ and G1 Series IPMs.



Date: June 4, 2019
Time: 11 AM EDT (8 AM PDT)
Duration: 1 hour
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Overview

As efficiency regulations continue to become more stringent amid pressure from society and governments to conserve energy resources, there is a growing need for more efficient motor drive solutions.

For home appliances, compressors, pumps, industrial drives, etc. implementing variable speed motor drive technology is the preferred method to increase overall efficiency. Mitsubishi Electric intelligent power modules (IPM) are a highly integrated, reliable and efficient way to implement variable speed control over a wide variety of motor drive applications while also enabling fast time to market for end products.

In this presentation, we explore the benefits of Mitsubishi Electric intelligent power modules including DIPIPM™, DIPIPM+™ and the G1 Series IPMs. We compare the IPM solution to a similar solution using discrete devices, and discuss the pros and cons of each. Additionally, information about the underlying 7th generation Mitsubishi Electric IGBT and diode technology will be presented, along with details about the high reliability packaging used to create the devices, and design tools available to facilitate designs utilizing these devices.

Key Takeaways

  • Learn the benefits of variable speed drives, specifically regarding efficiency gains
  • Learn the advantages offered by the Mitsubishi Electric 7th generation of IGBT technology to implement high efficiency solutions
  • Discover the advantages of a highly integrated solution and how they reduce time to market and improve reliability
  • Understand the pros and cons of an IPM solution compared to a similar solution implementing discrete components

Speaker

Eric R. Motto, Chief Engineer – Power Semiconductor Application, Mitsubishi Electric US Inc. Semiconductor and Devices

Since 1990 Eric Motto has been providing application engineering support for users of Mitsubishi Electric power semiconductor devices. Eric has written and presented more than 50 technical papers at industry conferences as well as numerous application notes and magazine articles related to the design and application of IGBTs, intelligent power modules and SiC power devices.