Intelligent power module CIPOS™ Miniintegrates power factor correction


Munich, Germany – 9 May 2017 – Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) introduces the new CIPOS™ Mini featuring power factor correction (PFC).The intelligent power module (IPM)combines a single switch boost PFC stage anda 3 phase inverter inone package.With the PFC integrated into the inverter module,the integrated CIPOS Mini IPM helps to reduce system size and the bill of material. Moreover, the additional PCB space gives room for further components.It is designed to control induction motors and permanent magnet synchronous motors with single-phase PFC in variable speed drives. These are typically found in applications like air conditioning and low-power motor drivesof upto 2 kW power capability.

The PFC IGBT of the CIPOS Mini IPM makes use of an external driver circuit allowing customers to enhanceswitching performance. The IPM features a Trenchstop™IGBTcombined with an optimized silicon on isolator (SOI) gate driver for excellent electrical performance. CIPOS Mini PFC integrated IPMs are available ininverter current ratings of 4A, 6A, 10A, and 15A. Designers can choose between PFC switching frequency of 20kHz or 40 kHz.The package is especially designed for power applications which need good thermal conduction and electrical isolation. It also allows EMI-safe control and delivers overload protection.

Depending on power rating,CIPOS Mini IPMsareavailable either in DCB or fullpack. Both versions feature built-in over-current protection, along with an integrated under-voltage lockout function, and built-in temperature monitor. This provides for a high level of protection and fail-safe operation. Additionally, the integrated bootstrap diodes for the high-side drive function simplify the system design while reducing overall system cost.

The CIPOS Mini PFC integrated IPMs will be available in volume production with 10 A and 15 A devices in June 2017. 4A and 6A will be available during the 3rdquarter 2017. The new CIPOS MiniIPM will be showcased at PCIM 2017.More information is available at

Infineon at the PCIM 2017
At the PCIM 2017 trade show Infineon is presenting leading-edge technology for efficient systems in industrial, consumer and automotive applications. Infineon’s demos for powering an energy-smart world are presented at booth #412 in hall 9 (Nuremberg, Germany, 16-18 May 2017). Information about the PCIM show highlights is available at