Infineon Technologies is a leading global designer, manufacturer and supplier of a broad range of semiconductors used in various microelectronic applications. Infineon's product portfolio consists of logic products, including digital, mixed-signal, and analog integrated circuits, as well as discrete semiconductor products.
Infineon NovalithIC™ high current motor drivers pair a p-channel high-side switch and a n-channel low-side switch to create a half-bridge, adding an integrated circuit to protect the device. The IC also features microprocessor-compatible logic level inputs, diagnosis with current sense, slew rate adjustment and dead-time generation. Overtemperature, overvoltage, undervoltage, overcurrent and short-circuit protection is part of the package. Two hallmark features set this multichip, half-bridge configuration apart – it generates neither charge pump emissions nor cross-current. The half-bridge combines with others to form H-bridge and three-phase drive configurations.
Infineon's BFPx4 RF Transistors provide the designer the best possible performance, superior flexibility and price/performance ratio. These are widely used for new emerging wireless applications, where the system specification is not yet firmly established. The BFxx Low Noise Amplifiers (LNAs) include devices suitable for use from AM over VHF/UHF up to 14GHz. These are the latest LNA innovations based on Infineon’s reliable high volume 80GHz fT silicon germanium carbon (SiGe:C) heterojunction bipolar technology. They combine uncompromised RF performance with outstanding robustness against high RF input power overdrive and Electrostatic Discharge (ESD). The BGS12SL6 RF MOS Switch is a general purpose 0.1 - 6.0GHz SPDT switch suitable for band/mode switching in cellular systems and WLAN applications. The ESD112B1 TVS ESD/Transient Protection Diode is a bi-directional, ultra-low capacitance ESD/Transient protection diode designed for the protection of RF signal lines.
Infineon XMC1000 Evaluation Kit delivers XMC1000 series MCUs based on ARM Cortex -M, with included DAVE framework. Infineon XMC1000 microcontroller family offers current 8-bit users a new opportunity to enjoy 32-bit power, without having to compromise on price or ease-of-use. XMC1000 integrates the ARM® Cortex™-M0 core into a leading-edge 65nm manufacturing process to overcome the limitations of 8-bit designs.
Infineon’s CoolMOS™ C7 Power MOSFETs are a revolutionary step forward in technology, providing the world’s lowest RDS(on)/package and, thanks to its low switching losses, efficiency improvements over the full load range. The C7 is optimized for hard switching topologies such as Power Factor Correction (CCM PFC), Two Transistor Forward (TTF) and Solar Boost in applications such as Solar, Server, Telecom and UPS. The 650V breakdown voltage makes it suitable for both Solar and Switched Mode Power Supplies (SMPS) PFC stages where extra safety margin are required. They offer the world’s lowest RDS(on) of 19mΩ in a TO-247 and 45mΩ in TO-220 and D2PAK packages. The fast switching performance of C7 now enables customers to operate at switching frequencies greater than 100kHz while achieving titanium levels of efficiency in Server PFC stages.
Infineon Technologies offers a wide range of cost-effective products for consumer Switch Mode Power Supplies (SMPS). This includes high voltage MOSFETs, control IC's and Silicon Carbide diodes for PFC and PWM stages, as well as low voltage MOSFETs for synchronous rectification. With these products Infineon supports the trends towards continuously reducing power consumption. Especially versatile is the new CoolMOS™ 600V C6 family which combines good efficiency with attractive pricing, as does our 3rd generation SiC diodes. For synchronous rectification the OptiMOS™ 3 series offers extremely low on-state resistance and low capacitances. Infineon's new control ICs support topologies such as quasi-resonant flyback and LLC.
Infineon's ESD24VL1B Low Capacitance TVS Diodes offer ESD/transient
protection according to IEC61000-4-2, IEC61000-4-4, and IEC61000-4-5 standards.
These devices are bi-directional with a working voltage up to VRWM = ±24
V, low capacitance, and very low reverse current. Typical applications
include ESD protection of USB-battery charger interface, LCD backlight
protection, RF signal protection, general purpose protection and protection of high speed bus
rated up to ±24 V.
Infineon's TRENCHSTOP™5 IGBTs are the next generation of thin wafer IGBT (Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor) that feature significantly lower conduction and switching losses compared to currently leading solutions. There is no other IGBT on the market that can match the performance of the TRENCHSTOP™5. These are designed for applications where switching >10kHz. The wafer thickness has been reduced by >25%, which enables a dramatic improvement in both switching and conduction losses, while providing a breakthrough voltage of 650V. This quantum leap of efficiency opens up new opportunities for designers to explore.
Infineon's 3rd Generation Reverse Conducting IGBTs have been optimized for lower switching and conduction losses. Reduced power dissipation together with soft switching behavior allows better thermal performance and EMI behavior resulting in lower system costs. Excellent performance can be achieved at lower costs. Infineon RC-H technology has set the benchmark of Tj(max) of 175°C to offer higher lifetime reliability. Recent portfolio extension to 30A and 40A at 1200V and 1350V defines the new trend for higher power density and better reliability devices. 40A 1350V device is capable for switching up to 50kHz with VCE(sat) value of 1.65V at 25°C – a staggering 5% lower loss than the next best competitor.
Infineon's Generation 5 SiC Schottky Barrier Diodes deliver market leading efficiency at an attractive cost point. Infineon’s proprietary diffusion soldering process, already introduced with Generation 3, is now combined with a new, more compact design as well as latest advancements in thin wafer technology, bringing improved thermal characteristics and lower Figures of Merit (Qc x Vf). These 5th Generation SiC Schottky Barrier Diodes implement a thinning process which allows reducing the wafer thickness by almost 2/3rds while maintaining the proven quality and yield levels. Typical applications include high-end server and telecom SMPS, PC Silverbox and lighting applications, solar inverters and UPS systems.
Infineon’s 20-60V OptiMOS Power MOSFETs are innovative products that serve the market needs throughout the whole energy supply chain. OptiMOS™ is the market leader in highly efficient solutions for power generation (e.g. solar micro inverter), power supply (e.g. server and telecom) and power consumption (e.g. electric vehicle). These devices consistently set the benchmark in key specifications for power system design, including leading on-state resistance and Figure of Merit characteristics which lead to reduced power losses and improved overall efficiency. These help customers that face the challenge of growing power demand, higher efficiency and lower cost.
Infineon Technologies' IPx50R 500V CoolMOS™ CE Power MOSFETs are a new technology platform of Infineon's market leading high voltage power MOSFETs designed according to the revolutionary superjunction (SJ) principle. The 500V CE portfolio provides all benefits of a fast switching SJ MOSFET while not sacrificing ease of use. They achieve extremely low conduction and switching losses and can make switching applications more efficient, more compact, lighter and cooler. Efficiency comparison of the 500V CoolMOS™ CE vs competitors standard MOSFET CCM PFC stage, 90VAC up to 400W. Typical applications include consumer electronics, PC Silverboxes and Lighting SMPS (Switched-Mode Power Supply).
Infineon XMC4000 32-Bit ARM® Cortex™-M4 Microcontrollers (MCUs) combine application-optimized peripherals and outstanding real-time capability with the advantages of a widely distributed core architecture. Infineon XMC4000 family MCUs help to improve energy efficiency, support a large number of communication standards, and reduce software complexity during development. These Cortex-M4 MCUs are suitable for a wide range of industrial applications, including electric drives, solar inverters, and the automation of manufacturing and buildings. Infineon XMC4000 family is designed to enable scalable, compatible solutions with a high degree of software reusability. The XMC4000 family has a powerful CPU subsystem, DSP functionality, a floating point unit, a fast Flash memory with only 22ns read time and error correction code (ECC), large SRAM, and extended peripheral functions. The XMC4000 portfolio consists of five series: XMC4100, XMC4200, XMC4400, XMC4500, and XMC4700. These series mainly differ in core frequency, memory capacity, peripheral functions, and number of I/Os.
The XMC4500 Series are Infineon Technologies' first 32-bit industrial microcontrollers using the Cortex™ M4 processor from ARM®. Infineon Technologies XMC4500 ARM® Cortex™-M4 32-bit Industrial Microcontroller Series is suited particularly for use in electric drives, solar inverters, and the automation of manufacturing and buildings. The XMC4500 series helps to improve the energy efficiency of systems while supporting a large number of communication standards and reducing complexity during software development. These XMC4500 MCUs feature timer modules optimized for electric motor control, fast ADCs, integrated delta sigma demodulators, fast and robust Flash memory, and an extended temperature range of up to 125°C. Also available are a full range of tools and a modular design kit.
Infineon's new Smart modules are designed for more cost-effective and compact inverter designs by simplifying the mounting process and increasing reliability. The Smart modules combine PressFIT technology with a sophisticated housing concept.
Infineon has introduced a new family of System Basis Chips (SBC). It is released at many OEMs including VW, Audi, Daimler and Ford and is in volume production. The SBC works together with the microcontroller and the power drives on an ECU. The devices are typically used in automotive body electronics but are also suited to other automotive applications.
The BCR 320U/BCR 420U LED driver family is a low-cost solution for driving 0.5W LEDs with LED currents from 150mA to 250mA. Internal breakdown voltage is 20V (BCR 320U) and 40V (BCR 420U). This is the maximum voltage that the LED driver IC can sustain when connected to it directly.
Infineons linear Hall sensor family offers a wide range of products featuring a variety of packages and interfaces. To support you and your customers in the best possible way, we created a number of application notes. These application notes describe interesting applications and explain how to get maximum value and efficiency gains from Infineon products.
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