IR’s µIPM™ power modules deliver up to 60% smaller footprint, high efficiency, cost effective motor control solution for appliances and light industrial applications

by donpedro

International Rectifier, IR® introduced a family of highly integrated, ultra-compact, patent pending µIPM™ power modules for high efficiency appliance and light industrial applications including compressor drives for refrigeration, pumps for heating and water circulation, air-conditioning fans, dishwashers, and automation systems. By utilizing an innovative packaging solution, the µIPM family delivers a new benchmark in device size, offering up to a 60 percent smaller footprint than existing 3-phase motor control power ICs. Available in an ultra-compact 12×12×0.9mm PQFN package, the µIPM family comprises a series of fully integrated 3-phase surface-mount motor control circuit solutions. The new approach pioneered by IR for this market segment utilizes PCB copper traces to dissipate heat from the module, providing cost savings through a smaller package design and even eliminating the need for an external heat sink. By using standard packaging QFN technology, assembly is simplified by eliminating through-hole second pass assembly and improving thermal performance compared to traditional dual-in-line module solutions.

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