Integrated Power Electronics Module

IPEM is an improved power processing technology through advanced integration of power electronics components. It provides high frequency synthesis, resulting in important improvements in performance, size, and cost. Currently, assemblies of power semiconductor switches and their associated drive circuitry are available in modules. Though the module contains a small size power switching part, the associated control, sensing, electro magnetic power passives and inter connect structures are very bulky. In IPEM, the reduction in size and weight is provided by planar metalization that allows 3-D integration of power devices and power passives to increase the power density.