Infineon Presents New Module in the 4.5 kV Voltage Class – IHV

Neubiberg, Germany, Monday-Business Wire India 
Reliable and robust with lower conduction and switching losses and the highest
power density: those are the exceptional properties of the new 4.5kV IHV module
of Infineon Technologies AG. The highly insulating 6.5 kV housing offers
enhanced protection by means of greater creepage and clearance distance and can
be used in demanding environments. With its further optimized thermal
properties, the new IHV module is suitable above all for use in traction
"With our new high-power product we are aiming at the international market for
rail vehicles. Due to the steady trend toward higher mobility, we expect demand
to continue to rise worldwide," says Björn Rentemeister, responsible marketing
manager in the Industrial Power Control Division of Infineon. "For this reason
the IHV A module is produced in a housing standard that is accepted worldwide
which allows rapid and simple implementation by the customer in both new and
already existing designs." 
The module now available is based on an IGBT 3 with trench field stop technology
and a field stop diode. In combination with a base plate made of
aluminum-silicon carbide with a low expansion coefficient and high thermal
conductivity, it guarantees low conduction and switching losses and thus high
energy efficiency combined with robustness. The module is designed for current
between 400 and 1,200A and features enhanced DC stability. It can be used in an
extended temperature range from -50°C to 125°C. It retains its blocking
capability completely even below 0°C.
Availability and configuration 
The new IHV module that is now available complements the existing product
family, which currently consists of the module classes 3.3 kV, 4.5 kV and 6.5
kV, each in single-switch and dual-diode configurations. An extension of the 4.5
kV module class with a chopper and another diode configuration is planned for
the beginning of 2014. For the first half of 2014 Infineon plans the launch of
housing type B for applications in the area of medium voltage drives, power
transmission including HVDC, and distribution and inverters for wind power
With the now extended product family Infineon can offer a broad IHV portfolio
with different customer-specific topologies on a standardized platform. Combined
with the robustness, high reliability and energy efficiency of the modules, the
result is competitive system costs for the customer. Customers also benefit from
a global sales organization that combines local support with the technological
expertise of an international semiconductor manufacturer. 
About Infineon 
Infineon Technologies AG, Neubiberg, Germany, offers semiconductor and system
solutions addressing three central challenges to modern society: energy
efficiency, mobility, and security. In the 2012 fiscal year (ending September
30), the Company reported sales of Euro 3.9 billion with close to 26,700
employees worldwide. Infineon is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ticker
symbol: IFX) and in the USA on the over-the-counter market OTCQX International
Premier (ticker symbol: IFNNY). 
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IHV module 
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Media contact details 
Fabian Schiffer, Worldwide Headquarters,
Infineon Technologies AG,
+49 89 234 25869, 
Chi Kang David Ong, Asia,
Infineon Technologies AG,
+65 6876 3070, 
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