Photo of the new onsemi SPM3 appearing in an article about the product on Industrial Automation Monthly. ONSEMI SPM31 1200V intelligent power modules (IPMs) feature the latest generation Field Stop 7 (FS7) Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) technology

onsemi Unveils 7th Gen IGBT Power Modules


onsemi has recently announced the availability of its latest innovation, the 1200V SPM31 Intelligent Power Modules (IPMs), featuring the cutting-edge Field Stop 7 (FS7) Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) technology. These advanced IPMs represent a significant leap forward in power module design, offering enhanced efficiency, smaller footprint, and higher power density than previous generations.

Photo of the new onsemi SPM3 appearing in an article about the product on Industrial Automation Monthly.
onsemi SPM31 1200V intelligent power modules feature next-generation Field Stop 7 (FS7) Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) technology.

The introduction of the SPM31 IPMs comes when energy efficiency is a top priority for industries worldwide. With residential and commercial buildings accounting for a significant portion of greenhouse gas emissions, there is a growing demand for energy-efficient solutions to mitigate environmental impact.

The SPM31 IPMs are vital in addressing these challenges by enabling higher efficiency and reduced energy losses. Their enhanced performance helps manufacturers meet stringent efficiency standards and contributes to the global transition towards sustainable and low-carbon energy systems.

The SPM31 IPMs integrate onsemi’s state-of-the-art FS7 IGBT technology, which delivers superior performance and reliability in demanding power electronic applications. With a voltage rating of 1200V, these modules are suitable for high-voltage systems, providing robustness and durability in challenging environments.

One of the standout features of the SPM31 IPMs is their higher efficiency, achieved through optimized IGBTs and advanced thermal management capabilities. This reduces power losses and increases power density, enabling designers to develop more compact and energy-efficient systems.

In addition, the SPM31 IPMs come equipped with multiple on-module protection features, including built-in under-voltage protection (UVP), short-circuit-rated IGBTs, and built-in bootstrap diodes and resistors. These features ensure reliable operation and safeguard the module and surrounding components from potential damage.

The versatility of the SPM31 IPMs makes them suitable for a wide range of applications across various industries. In the automotive sector, these modules can improve efficiency and reliability by being utilized in electric vehicle (EV) drivetrains, battery management systems (BMS), and onboard chargers (OBC).

For example, the SPM31 IPMs may be specified in industrial applications for motor drives, servo systems, and industrial automation equipment, where precise control and high power density are crucial. Additionally, these modules are well-suited for use within renewable energy systems, including solar inverters and wind turbines, contributing to the expansion of clean energy infrastructure.

The omsemi launch of the 1200V SPM31 Intelligent Power Modules represents a significant advancement in power electronics technology. With their cutting-edge FS7 IGBT technology, advanced features, and broad applicability, these modules offer a compelling solution for engineers designing high-performance power systems.

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