ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ON) has launched a new line of Automotive Intelligent Power Modules (IPMs) designed to improve performance in on-board charging and other high-voltage DC-DC conversion applications for plug-in vehicles.
The FAM65xxxx APM16-packaged devices offer an integrated solution designed to ease design-in for automotive customers, with one device outline covering H-Bridge, PFC and bridge rectifier configurations.
ON Semiconductor says its FAM65xxxx modules can save 50% board space and significantly ease manufacturability compared to discrete component-based solutions. Their small size and weight, combined with high efficiency levels, can dramatically improve power density and system efficiency.
ON says its new IPMs also offer better reliability than discrete solutions, due to optimized content and internal layout which offers excellent thermal performance. Moreover, an integrated high-voltage capacitor delivers lower electromagnetic interference (EMI). The devices have an internal direct bonded copper (DBC) structure that is fully isolated to 5 kilovolts AC. The new gadgets comply with the latest, most stringent automotive qualifications: AECQ 101 and AQG324.
Source: ON Semiconductor