IR’s IPM family shrinks and simplifies appliance motor drive design



IR Gen2 IRAM modules

International Rectifier, a leader in power management technology, introduced their latest generation of energy-efficient Intelligent Power Modules (IPM). The second generation (Gen2) family of IRAM System-In-Package (SIP) IPMs shrinks and simplifies the design of appliance motor drive applications including air conditioners, fans, compressors and washing machines.

Leveraging IR’s advanced Trench Insulated-Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBTs) and next-generation three-phase gate driver IC, the IRAM SiP1A Gen2 modules also feature state-of-the-art thermo-mechanical technology to further improve thermal performance and system efficiency by delivering increased power density and enhanced system ruggedness and reliability. The new devices are pin-to-pin compatible with the existing IRAM SiP1A series.

“Improving the industry standard benchmark established by IR with the previous IRAM generation was not an easy task. However, the new IRAM Gen2 platform utilizes state-of-the-art technology for next-generation IRAM System-In-Package intelligent power modules to address the growing demand for more efficient motor drives in appliance applications through improved thermal performance and reduced electromagnetic noise,” said Alberto Guerra, Vice President, Strategic Market Development, IR’s Energy Saving Products Business Unit.

The Gen2 IRAM modules are an addition to IR’s iMOTION™ design platform which integrates digital, analog and power technologies together in a flexible, mixed signal chipset to simplify motor control designs and bring energy-efficient, cost-effective solutions to market faster

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