Intelligent Power Modules (IPMs)
Intelligent Power Modules contain power switches and gate drivers in one module. In addition to the popular three-phase inverter modules, ON Semiconductor offers 2-in-1 PFC modules, which combine the PFC driver stage with a three-phase inverter. IPMs using 600 V IGBTs are used in consumer and industrial applications for driving fans, pumps, and compressors. IPMs using 40 V and 80 V MOSFETs are increasingly used in automotive applications to drive electric fans and pumps. ON Semiconductor offers IPMs that allow designers to reduce system cost thanks to high integration in small foot print packages with excellent cooling performance. These IPMs reduce assembly cost with simple assembly concept and reduce the time to market with a power stage already optimized to meet the best trade-off between switching characteristics and EMI performance. They also improve reliability with short circuit rated IGBTs driven by rugged gate driver ICs with key protection features in a rugged transfer mold package.