Infineon unveils TRENCHSTOP 5 WR6 family

Infineon Technologies has announced the introduction of the new 650V TRENCHSTOP5 WR6 family in a discrete housing.

The family comes in a TO-247-3-HCC package and offers a broad portfolio which comprises of 20 A, 30 A, 40 A, 50 A, 60 A and 70 A current ratings. The devices can be used for replacing previous technologies like Infineon’s TRENCHSTOP 5 WR5 and HighSpeed 3 H3 as well as competitor technologies. The family has been optimised for power factor correction (PFC) for residential and commercial air conditioning systems as well as welding applications.

The TRENCHSTOP 5 WR6 switches provide very low conduction losses (30 A, 1,45 V at 25°C) as well as very low switching losses (30 A, 1,55 mJ at 175°C). They also feature a very low saturation voltage (V CE(sat)) of 1,45 V and a monolithically integrated diode with optimised forward voltage for the target applications. As a result they are able to offer a best-in-class performance while enabling a low BOM cost.

The TO-247-3-HCC housing increases the creepage and clearance distances improving the isolation voltage rating. With this, the product family enables more reliable system designs that are resistant against contamination and condensation which e.g. often occur at AC outdoor units.

The TRENCHSTOP 5 WR6 reduces the total cost of ownership with less failure rate while it also enables higher switching frequency in application.