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Vincotech – New name in power and navigation electronicsMay 29 2008 - Design & Manufacture [More Design & Manufacture Articles]
Vincotech is a new name in the world of power and navigation electronics, but it holds a long and successful tradition. Originating from the former Electronic Modules division of Tyco Electronics, Vincotech is now a stand-alone company focussing on industrial drives, solar power generation and telematics applications, headquartered in Munich Germany.
With this latest generation of sixpack modules in four different housings, it has completed its sixpack spectrum from 10A to 150A. Equipped with the latest IGBT technology for very low conduction losses, the four families of sixpacks cover every need in three-phase motor drive and UPS inverting up to 30kW. High performance versions using an improved substrate are optional. The sixpacks are available in the flow0 and flow1 housings without baseplate for low / medium power, and in the flow2 housing with baseplate for higher power. The baseplate-less flow90 housing, especially designed for a 90 degree mounting angle between the heatsink and the PCB, rounds up the portfolio.
Also – now available is the flowPIM with IGBT4 technology – The flowPIMs 0, 1 and 2 in 1200V are equipped with IGBT4 for low saturation losses and improved EMC behaviour. All modules are based on low inductance layout, ‘clever’ pinout and very compact housings. The smallest PIM Module, the flowPIM 0 (P84X), is also available in 12mm height for very compact devices. In the next biggest family, the flowPIM 1 (P58X-A41), the company has extended the output power by 10% due to an AIN DCB. Last but not least, the flowPIM 2 (P76X), a baseplate module, rounds up the PIM product spectrum with 100A at 1200V on a 108x47mm footprint.
Modules for transformer, transformer-less and neutral point solar inverter topologies are also offered. The modules are optimised for a powers ranging between 2kW and 6kW to satisfy the requirements of transformer-based (up to 400VDC) and transformer-less (400VDC and 800VDC) architectures. The chip technologies used are optimised for the individual requirements of each system.
The two modules for transformer-based architectures enable the use of small transformers. Transformer-less systems are covered by a boost plus inverter circuit in one individual module. NP architectures, with their advantage of low leakage current, low switching losses and Maximum Power Point optimisation between two input strings, are addressed by the symmetric boost and the NPC inverter modules. All modules are housed in the compact flow0 package (66mm x 33mm x 17mm).
Vincotech develops and manufactures subsystems and electronic components and offers manufacturing services geared to help customers master complex challenges in electronics integration. Vincotech’s extensive portfolio encompasses standard and tailored solutions, engineering services, and technical support for customers worldwide. says the company.More news from Vincotech