High Performance 50mm and 60mm Thyristor/Diode Modules for Drives and UPS applications

Published  November 28, 2019   0
High Performance 50mm and 60mm Thyristor/Diode Modules

Infineon Technologies expands its product portfolio of thyristor/diode module with the new Prime Block 50mm modules which feature solder bond technology and 60mm modules pressure contact technology. These Prime Blocks are designed for higher performance when the desired current exceeds 600A for a 60mm footprint or 330A for a 50mm footprint. This avoids the paralleling of modules when this is not an option.


Features of 50mm Modules –Solder Contact

  • Offered in the topologies like Thyristor/ Thyristor, Thyristor /Diode, and Diode / Diode
  • Blocking voltage stands at 1600V, 1800V and 2200V
  • Supports highest current ratings up to 390 A
  • Cost-effective Solder bond technology for increased competitiveness
  • Predictably high performance and lifetime due to 100% x-ray monitoring
  • Sold base plate for fast and easy mounting


Features of 60mm Modules –Pressure Contact

  • Offered in the topologies like Thyristor / Thyristor and Thyristor / Diode
  • Blocking voltage of either 1600V or 2200V
  • Support current rating from 700A to 820A
  • Best-in-class power density in standard 60 mm housing to prevent paralleling
  • Highest surge current in 60 mm housing
  • Proven pressure contact technology with the short-on-fail feature
  • Best-in-class DC blocking capability


The new modules are optimized for better thermal resistance and higher operational temperature to push their performance beyond the existing limits; this will help the Prime Blocks to achieve the highest power density in its respective footprint while maintaining the well-known reliability, which leads to an outstanding lifetime. The pressure contact modules, in general, provide best-in-class blocking stability, the solder bond modules fully undergo an X-ray monitoring after the soldering process. These Prime Blocks are best suitable for industrial AC and DC drives and rectifiers and static by-pass in UPS

The new 50mm and 60mm Prime Block family is available in high quantities. For more information about the prime blocks visit the product page on the official website of Infineon Technologies.