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Infineon introduces EconoDUAL 3 IGBT power modules with automotive qualification

At PCIM Europe 2013 in Nuremberg, Infineon Technologies AG launched its new EconoDUAL 3 IGBT modules, which are fully qualified according to automotive standards. The new offering addresses demanding applications in commercial, construction or agricultural vehicles where extended reliability is a key. Automotive qualification means that the modules provide significantly increased thermal cycling and thermal shock capability, while a new soft diode improves the EMI behavior.

Infineon’s new EconoDUAL 3 Power Module. Click to enlarge.

The optimized design and assembly technology of the new automotive-qualified EconoDUAL 3 modules enables a more than three times higher thermal cycling capability, while the thermal shock capability is increased by a factor of ten compared to the industry standard.

The modules of the EconoDUAL 3 series offer the highest power density (up to 600A/1200V) available within this module footprint. The modules provide superior switching performance while copper wire bonding leads to a reduced internal lead resistance, the company says. With the use of copper bonding technology as well as an improved DCB the output power can be increased by up to 30% when compared to the related 450A version.



Electronics will have no problem to keep up with EVs evolution. Performance will keep going up while price will come down with higher mass production.

If only batteries evolution could keep up, the world would have practical extended range affordable EVs by the end of the decade.

More R&D and research on lower cost material for battery mass production have to be carried out. The 5-5-5 program is OK for mid-term (5 years) objectives and could be followed by a 10-10-10 program for longer term (10 years).


Hopefully in 5-10 years we will have good news in fuel cells batteries AND biofuels. we will likely need em all.


Yes, lower cost PEMs, with on board flex fuel reformers, may become a valuable option for extended range, lower noise, lower pollution future PHEVs. That could become the way to move more ICEVs to the museums?

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