Integrated half-bridge switch using 70-μm-thin devices and hollow interconnects
Solomon, Adane Kassa and Li, Jianfeng and Castellazzi, Alberto and Johnson, Christopher Mark (2015) Integrated half-bridge switch using 70-μm-thin devices and hollow interconnects. IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, 51 (1). pp. 556-566. ISSN 1939-9367
An application-oriented integration concept for a half-bridge switch assembly has been developed based on the latest generation 70- μm-thin insulated gate bipolar transistors and diodes, which are rated at 600 V/200 A. This paper addresses the design and reliability of the assembly, with a fully bondwireless approach using cylindrical copper bumps. Advanced numerical structural simulation techniques are also applied to assess the influence of interconnect characteristics (material, size, and shape) and try to determine an optimum solution for reducing the stress and creep strain development in the solder joint. Preliminary experimental tests of the power module are also carried out at different switching frequency and loads to prove the validity of the proposed solution in terms of electromagnetic performance.
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