TOKYO, April 5, 2017 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that it has developed eight new X-Series HVIGBT modules in three (3.3kV, 4.5kV and 6.5kV) classes for larger capacity and smaller sized inverters in traction motors, DC-power transmitters, large industrial machinery and other high-voltage, large-current equipment. The models will be released sequentially beginning in September. Prior to the releases, the models will be exhibited at several major trade shows worldwide, including MOTORTECH JAPAN 2017 during in Chiba, Japan from April 19 to 21, Power Conversion and Intelligent Motion (PCIM) Europe 2017 in Nuremberg, Germany from May 16 to 18, and PCIM Asia 2017 in Shanghai, China from June 27 to 29.
High-power modules are essential for power systems that require large capacity, high reliability and maximum efficiency. Mitsubishi Electric's first HVIGBT module, which was commercialized in 1997, enabled the development of larger capacity and smaller sized high-voltage converter systems. The X-Series HVIGBT module (6.5kV/1000A), which features a seventh-generation insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) and relaxed field of cathode (RFC) diode, was released for inverter systems in November 2015.
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