Very low loss module for the solid-state circuit breaker market

31-01-2023 | Ideal Power | Industrial

Ideal Power Inc has launched its first commercial product, the SymCool Power Module. This multi-die B-TRAN module is rated at 1200V 100A and includes double-sided cooling. It is created to fulfil the very low conduction loss requirements of the solid-state circuit breaker (SSCB) market. Modules can be paralleled to accomplish various high-power SSCB ratings for utility, industrial and defence applications.

“The introduction of our first commercial product marks a pivotal development for Ideal Power’s B-TRAN technology, and we could not be more excited,” stated Dan Brdar, president and chief executive officer of Ideal Power. “The SymCool Power Module was designed specifically to enable SSCBs to deliver very low conduction losses. B-TRAN-enabled SSCBs are expected to be smaller and more efficient than SSCBs using traditional semiconductor switches while operating orders of magnitude faster than conventional electromechanical breakers.

“We believe our SymCool Power Module is well-suited for the large, growing circuit breaker market, with the market projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 6% to approximately $26 billion by 2027. With clear advantages over electromechanical, IGBT and MOSFET-based breakers, we believe B-TRAN enabled SSCBs are ideal for a range of utility, military and industrial power control applications. Today’s introduction is a tremendous achievement for our entire team and marks the realisation of our vision for our bidirectional, low loss power semiconductor architecture. We look forward to our first commercial sales later in 2023 as we execute our B-TRAN product roadmap,” concluded Brdar.


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