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Fairchild’s Smart Power Module Selected by Samsung Electronics

Fairchild Semiconductor recently announced that Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has selected Fairchild’s compact, dual in-line packaged (DIP) Smart Power Modules (SPM)™ to power Samsung’s new line of 3-phase inverter-based air conditioners.

Samsung selected the FSAM15SH60A and the FSAM15SM60A SPMs based on the products’ superior performance and quality, as well as Fairchild’s history of strong engineering support. Fairchild’s FSAM15SH60A and FSAM15SM60A products are 600-V, 15 A-rated intelligent IGBT modules complete with built-in dv/dt-controlled high-voltage integrated circuits (HVICs). Packaged in compact (60-mm x 31-mm) ceramic-based DIPs, the FSAM15SH60A and FSAM15SM60A require approximately half the board space of conventional discrete solutions.

Taeduk Kim, project leader of Samsung’s R&D center commented, “By developing and providing these leading-edge, integrated IGBT modules, Fairchild played an instrumental role in helping Samsung design power saving air conditioners with best-in-class efficiency.” Kim added, “Fairchild’s engineering group, with its in-depth design experience, actively supported Samsung in successfully completing the design-in in a timely manner.”

“The integrated HVIC eliminates the need for isolation and a negative bias for the IGBT gates,” said Youngman Cho, Fairchild’s senior marketing manager for the Korean region. “In addition, low-cost vector control can be achieved by using shunt resistors as sensors across each of the three -N terminals of the SPM.” According to Alex Kwon, Fairchild’s Samsung account director, “The SPM offers the manufacturing benefits of reduced system design and manufacturing time, high-yields in manufacturing, fewer components to order and stock, and lower field failure ratio.”

For more information, visit www.fairchildsemi.com.

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