Global energy efficiency standards often prohibit manufacturers from importing or selling products that do not meet these standards. In order to comply with specific minimum requirements, energy losses have to be reduced by using the latest technology. Infineon Technologies AG now offers the IM512 and IM513 series of the CIPOS mini family. They are one of the first high efficient intelligent power modules (IPMs) that integrate CoolMOS MOSFETs for excellent electronic performance. The new IM51x IPMs help in optimizing power efficiency in applications such as compressors, pumps, or fans for home appliances. The IM51x series is designed to drive motors up to 600 W. They are especially suitable when a system often operates under light load conditions. The IM5x offers low on-resistance of 310 mΩ and a current rating of 10 A at 25°C, with a breakdown voltage of 600 V. They are available in either full-bridge (IM512) or three-phase (IM513) inverter configuration. A built-in UL certified NTC thermistor for temperature monitoring, under-voltage lock-out (UVLO), and over-current protection features (OCP) further enhances the system reliability. The IM51x series also integrate bootstrap diodes to simplify PCB layout. The CIPOS Mini CoolMOS family is specified for a maximum operating junction temperature of up to 150°C; it features an isolation of up to 2000 Vrms/min. The new CIPOS Mini IM51x series is available in volume production.
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