New Traction Converter with Low Inductive High-Voltage Half Bridge IGBT Module

Conference: PCIM Europe 2018 - International Exhibition and Conference for Power Electronics, Intelligent Motion, Renewable Energy and Energy Management
06/05/2018 - 06/07/2018 at Nürnberg, Deutschland

Proceedings: PCIM Europe 2018

Pages: 7Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Laska, Bernd; Weigel, Jan (Siemens AG, Germany)
Buchholz, Sven; Brekel, Waleri; Wissen, Matthias; Gutt, Thomas (Infineon Technologies AG, Germany)
Schrader, Robin; Muenster, Patrick; Ploetz, Till-Mathis; Kirchner, Ingmar; Eckel, Hans-Guenter (University of Rostock, Germany)

Traction systems for Rolling Stock are well suited for an overall system optimization. The innovation objectives are high reliability and availability as well as high energy efficiency, weight reduction and overall cost optimization including operational and maintenance costs. Today’s semiconductor and packaging innovation accompanied with a converter innovation promise significant traction system improvements. The following report will focus on the innovation of the Siemens traction converter platform SIBAC implementing design solutions, which meet recent traction system requirements. The converter platform is based on innovative semiconductors in a new half bridge package. All in all these converter and system innovations promote the attractiveness of public transport.