Fairchild’s New 1200V Smart Power Modules Deliver Amazing Thermal Performance for Industrial Motor Control

First 1200V SPM from Fairchild delivers better thermal performance than competing solutions in a highly reliable and rugged package

SAN JOSE, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — November 11, 2014Fairchild (NASDAQ: FCS), a leading global supplier of high performance power semiconductor solutions, today announced its 1200V Motion SPM® 2 modules for customers building high-voltage industrial applications. With motors responsible for more than 40 percent of the world’s power consumption, the new Smart Power Modules deliver on Fairchild’s vision of making the world a cleaner, smarter place by enabling simple and reliable design, extremely high thermal performance and full protection for systems using large 3-phase inverter motors for high energy efficiency.

Fairchild’s latest Smart Power Modules (SPM) integrate critical power management silicon components to help reduce board space and heatsink sizes, resulting in a compact, all-in-one solution for up to 7.5kW, high-voltage designs. Fairchild used the same Direct Bonding Copper (DBC) packaging technologies originally developed for space applications to deliver a junction-to-case thermal resistance that is 15 percent lower than competing solutions. It also improves overall system reliability for much smoother motor control functions in products such as industrial-grade heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment, as well as pumps and factory automation systems.

Fairchild is exhibiting at Electronica 2014 in Munich, Germany from Nov. 11 to 14 in Booth A4.506. Technical experts are available to discuss and answer questions about the 1200V Motion SPM 2 and other energy efficient solutions.

“Inverter systems can control motor speed and power according to load conditions, which can result in a 30-to-50 percent energy savings compared to non-inverter fixed speed control,” said Taehoon Kim, vice president of high-voltage solutions at Fairchild. “We built the 1200V SPM® 2 series so that customers can have better functionality with ease of design, all while offering best-in-class thermal performance and ruggedness for demanding environmental conditions.”

In a single, rugged package, the Motion SPM® 2 series for 1200V 3-phase inverter designs with currents of up to 35A integrates the following:

  • 1200V NPT Trench IGBTs
  • Bootstrap Diodes
  • Low-voltage and High-voltage Driver ICs
  • NTC Thermister
  • Full protection suite

Please visit the 1200V Motion SPM 2 Series Web page to learn more about design tools, order free samples and purchase production devices. 10A devices (FNA21012A) are available in full production now. 25A and 35A devices are scheduled for full production release at the end of Q4 2014.

About Fairchild:

Fairchild has a rich history as a pioneer in the semiconductor industry and that pioneering spirit endures today. In an era where diversity can dilute focus and hamper innovation, we specialize in the development and manufacturing of a complete portfolio of low- to high-power solutions for the mobile, industrial, cloud, automotive, lighting, and computing industries. Fairchild is one of the most reliable partners in the industry, offering the shortest time from concept to silicon, expert FAEs for customer support, and a flexible, multi-source supply chain. Our vision is clear – anticipate the power efficiencies demanded by tomorrow’s electronic products and deliver an amazing design experience.

Delivering this vision is Fairchild’s way of making the world a cleaner and a better place. We accomplish this via a deeply human-centric approach: engage our employees, and strive to delight all our customers with great products at a fair price. If you use a smart phone, drive a car, own a modern appliance, or enjoy film animation you have experienced the power of Fairchild. Fairchild is unique in its deployment of design thinking in conceiving and delivering these advanced products. Our foundation is our guiding principles, which recognizes the inseparability of engaged employees and delighted customers, and encourages our employees to simplify, challenge, explore, play, excel, respect, go fast, and be direct. Please contact us on the web at www.fairchild.com.

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