Compact IGBT phase-leg assemblies, as integrated functional modules for advanced high-speed trains, multivoltage locos and commuters

Conference: CIPS 2006 - 4th International Conference on Integrated Power Systems
06/07/2006 - 06/09/2006 at Naples, Italy

Proceedings: CIPS 2006

Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Fratelli, Luigi; Cascone, Beniamino; Giannini, Giuseppe (ANSALDOBREDA S.p.A.; Via Argine, 425, 80147 Napoli, Italy)

Two Ansaldobreda integrated power electronic modules are presented, which perform complete phase-leg function, including cooling, driving, sensing and diagnostics; they constitute basic elements of multivoltage converters for heavy railway traction. They are suitable respectively for: 1) multivoltage locos and high-speed EMU trains; 2) EMU and double-deck commuters. Such way European directives on interoperability are accomplished and reduction of life-cycle cost is obtained.