Trends in power semiconductor modules for the second generation of Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Conference: VDE-Kongress 2006 - Innovations for Europe - Fachtagungsberichte der ITG/BMBF - GMM - ETG - GMA - DGBMT
10/23/2006 - 10/25/2006 at Aachen, Germany

Proceedings: VDE-Kongress 2006

Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Thoben, Markus; Münzer, Mark; Graf, Ingo; Rüthing, Holger (Infineon Technologies, Germany)

Since market introduction of Toyota Prius in 1997 in Japan numbers of hybrid drives have steadily increased. Nevertheless only by development of more efficient components (batteries, motors and power electronics) it will be possible to establish hybrid technology in the long run. Advances in power semiconductor modules are a key success factor. This paper discusses requirements and trends on interconnection as well as device technologies for second generation power semiconductor modules.