Intelligent Power Chip for ‘more reliability’ in power electronic devices

Intelligent Power Chip (IPC) is an emerging subject matter within power microelectronics. Active on-chip measurement and control of current, voltage and temperature together with active gate multiplexing topologies can enhance the performance of power devices through reduction of device voltage rating as well as enhanced reliability and ruggedness.

The basic function diagram of IPC is shown in the figure below.

Functional diagram of Intelligent Power Chip

The application and the market and the manufactures benefits of the use of IPC are:

  • Enhanced performance
  • On chip monitoring
  • Improved system reliability
  • Simplified overall system design
  • Reduced board space
  • Lower cost
  • Convert standard modules into intelligent power modules