IR’s µIPM-DIP power modules provide cost effective solution for low power motor drives

International Rectifier has introduced the µIPM-DIP family of highly integrated, compact Integrated Power Modules (IPM) for low power motor drive applications including fans, pumps, air purifiers and refrigerator compressor drives.

Available in a compact 12 x 29mm SOP/DIP package, the µIPM-DIP product family offers a cost effective power solution by leveraging industry standard footprints and processes compatible with various PCB substrates.

The family, comprising of 32 new devices, features rugged and efficient high-voltage FredFET MOSFETs specifically optimised for variable frequency drives with voltage ratings of 250V or 500V. These devices are paired with IR’s most advanced high-voltage driver IC tuned to achieve optimal balance between EMI and switching losses. The µIPM-DIP family offers DC current ratings ranging up to 4.6A to drive motors up to 150W without a heatsink and are available in both through-hole and surface mount package options.

“By utilising industry standard package footprints, this new family significantly expands the µIPM integrated power module family. The new portfolio of modules offers designers and system integrators a cost-effective, pin-to-pin compatible solution for advanced motor control for low power applications that require improved thermal performance and overall system size reduction while using traditional PCB assembly technology,” said Alberto Guerra, Vice President, Strategic Market Development, IR’s Energy Saving Products Business Unit.

The µIPM-DIP modules are an addition to IR’s iMOTION design platform which integrates digital, analogue and power technologies together in a flexible, mixed signal chipset to simplify motor control designs and bring energy-efficient, cost-effective solutions to market faster.


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