Infineon’s CoolSiC devices support bi-directional inverter from Delta to let EVs become emergency backup power

Munich, Germany. 26 July, 2022 – CoolSiC products from Infineon Technologies AG are adopted by Delta Electronics, a Taiwan-based global provider of power and energy management solutions, to allow for a big step towards energy transition and carbon neutrality with green power. With the successful development of bi-directional inverters, a hybrid three-in-one system that integrates solar, energy storage and charging of electric vehicles (EV), Delta is enabling EVs to become an household emergency backup power.

The bi-directional inverter can be used to supply power to charge electric vehicles (EVs) and home batteries, while acting as a backup power for unexpected outages and a high-efficiency green energy control core. Products from Infineon include the 1200 V M1H CoolSiC EasyPACK™ 1B modules and 1200 V CoolSiC D²PAK 7-pin, a surface mount device. The integration of three applications is also a milestone. This three-in-one system was realized in a compact package of just 425 x 865 x 160 mm 3. With an output power of about 10 kW, the system allows a maximum continuous current of 34 A and achieves peak efficiencies of more than 97.5%.

“Infineon is a trusted brand that has been spearheading the development of power semiconductors and power efficiency for many years”, says Raymond Lee, director of Delta PV Inverter business unit. “With the company’s devices, we were able to integrate three applications into one system, which allows us to take a giant leap toward green energy.”

“We are proud to be a big part of this project, representing a major milestone on the road to carbon neutrality,” says Dr. Peter Wawer, president of Infineon’s Industrial Power Control Division. “We look forward to a long-term collaboration between Infineon and Delta and are proud that our devices contribute to this smart energy solution.”

One of the essential elements for creating the three-in-one system includes the1200 V M1H CoolSiC EasyPACK 1B module (F4-23MR12W1M1_B11) with integrated NTC temperature sensor and PressFIT contact technology. The module offers maximum flexibility and high-current density. With best-in-class package technology combined with CoolSiC MOSFETs, the module features a low-inductive design with minimal switching and conduction losses. Furthermore, high-switching frequency operation is enabled on the customer side, which allows for smaller system designs. The EasyPACK module helps optimize the development time and reduces the overall costs for the customer.

Peter Wawer

Several other components from Infineon are used in the system, including devices using CoolMOS C7 and TRENCHSTOP 5 IGBT technologies. Additionally, the 1200 V CoolSiC MOSFET (IMBG120R350M1H) in a surface-mounted device (SMD) package, the D²PAK 7-pin, is also a part of this system. This device uses .XT interconnection technology for best-in-class thermal properties, as well as the Kelvin source concept. The MOSFETs ensure very low switching losses, improving the system’s efficiency.

The devices include a 3 µs short-circuit resistance, and the MOSFETs provide full slew rate (dV/dt) control as well as a benchmark gate threshold voltage (V GS(th)) of 4.5 V. They are also robust against parasitic turn-on and can be operated with a turn-off voltage of 0 V. Furthermore, the MOSFETs contain a robust body diode that enables hard commutation. The package creepage and clearance distances are 6.1 mm. Additionally, the SMD package allows direct integration into PCBs with natural convection cooling without additional heat sinks.

More information about Infineon’s contribution to energy efficiency here.

Comment on this article below or via Twitter: @IoTNow_OR @jcIoTnow

RECENT ARTICLES

Sateliot works with AWS on cloud native 5G satellite network to connect IoT devices directly to satellites

Posted on: October 4, 2022

San Diego, United States – Sateliot, a satellite telecommunications operator, is working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to build a cloud native 5G service designed to provide customers with secure and reliable narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) connectivity over non-terrestrial network using its low earth orbit (LEO) satellite constellation. These revolutionary satellites act as cell towers from

Read more

WISeKey selected by ODIN Solutions to secure its IoT sensors and applications and enable them with WISeSAT satellite communications

Posted on: October 4, 2022

WISeKey International Holding, a security certificate authority and provider of identity solutions, announced at the Smart Agrifood Summit held in Málaga, Spain that it has been selected by ODIN Solutions, a Spanish multidisciplinary IoT integrator and sensor manufacturer, to integrate WISeKey secure technology within their IoT sensor leveraging of VaultIC Secure elements.

Read more
FEATURED IoT STORIES

The IoT Adoption Boom – Everything You Need to Know

Posted on: September 28, 2022

In an age when we seem to go through technology boom after technology boom, it’s hard to imagine one sticking out. However, IoT adoption, or the Internet of Things adoption, is leading the charge to dominate the next decade’s discussion around business IT. Below, we’ll discuss the current boom, what’s driving it, where it’s going,

Read more

9 IoT applications that will change everything

Posted on: September 1, 2021

Whether you are a future-minded CEO, tech-driven CEO or IT leader, you’ve come across the term IoT before. It’s often used alongside superlatives regarding how it will revolutionize the way you work, play, and live. But is it just another buzzword, or is it the as-promised technological holy grail? The truth is that Internet of

Read more

Which IoT Platform 2021? IoT Now Enterprise Buyers’ Guide

Posted on: August 30, 2021

There are several different parts in a complete IoT solution, all of which must work together to get the result needed, write IoT Now Enterprise Buyers’ Guide – Which IoT Platform 2021? authors Robin Duke-Woolley, the CEO and Bill Ingle, a senior analyst, at Beecham Research. Figure 1 shows these parts and, although not all

Read more

CAT-M1 vs NB-IoT – examining the real differences

Posted on: June 21, 2021

As industry players look to provide the next generation of IoT connectivity, two different standards have emerged under release 13 of 3GPP – CAT-M1 and NB-IoT.

Read more

IoT and home automation: What does the future hold?

Posted on: June 10, 2020

Once a dream, home automation using iot is slowly but steadily becoming a part of daily lives around the world. In fact, it is believed that the global market for smart home automation will reach $40 billion by 2020.

Read more

5 challenges still facing the Internet of Things

Posted on: June 3, 2020

The Internet of Things (IoT) has quickly become a huge part of how people live, communicate and do business. All around the world, web-enabled devices are turning our world into a more switched-on place to live.

Read more

What is IoT?

Posted on: July 7, 2019

What is IoT Data as a new oil IoT connectivity What is IoT video So what’s IoT? The phrase ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) is officially everywhere. It constantly shows up in my Google news feed, the weekend tech supplements are waxing lyrical about it and the volume of marketing emails I receive advertising ‘smart, connected

Read more
IoT Newsletter

Join the IoT Now online community for FREE, to receive: Exclusive offers for entry to all the IoT events that matter, round the world

Free access to a huge selection of the latest IoT analyst reports and industry whitepapers

The latest IoT news, as it breaks, to your inbox