ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ON), driving energy efficient innovations, and a top 10 global automotive semiconductor supplier following its recent acquisition of Fairchild Semiconductor, has introduced the industry’s most compact 650 volt (V), 50 ampere (A) automotive qualified intelligent power module for controlling vehicle air conditioning (A/C) compressors. The FAM65V05DF1 addresses numerous other high voltage auxiliary motor applications in hybrid and electric vehicles and helps designers increase the performance and efficiency of applications while simultaneously reducing costs.
The FAM65V05DF1 uniquely integrates IGBTs, freewheeling diodes and gate drivers in an automotive-qualified 12 cm2 footprint package which is up to 40% smaller than solutions assembled from multiple discrete components. The device greatly simplifies and shortens the process of designing the power stages of high voltage automotive auxiliary inverters for A/C compressors and oil pumps – applications that must comply with stringent performance standards in demanding operating environments and with tight space constraints.
ON Semiconductor’s broad portfolio of automotive related products and technologies continues to address the latest applications throughout the vehicle, as areas such as automatic driver assistance systems (ADAS), LED lighting, motor control, vehicle connectivity and vehicle electrification evolve at a rapid pace. In addition, the company’s products are important in helping enable progress towards semi and fully autonomous vehicles in the future.
The acquisition of Fairchild Semiconductor adds high voltage, plus a significantly broadened range of medium voltage devices, to a portfolio that already comprises industry-leading low and medium power solutions for traditional combustion engine vehicles as well as hybrid and full electric cars.
Underlining ON Semiconductor’s strength and expertise in addressing the high-performance, challenging operating environments and quality requirements of the automotive industry is the landmark figure of one billion automotive ignition IGBTs sold to automakers worldwide being recently surpassed. The company maintains TS16949 certification, ISO26262 compliance, and has a zero defect program leveraging its advanced design techniques and testing methodologies.
At Electronica 2016, the company’s 400 square metre booth will feature the latest products and innovations for automotive as well as for the Internet of Things (IoT), power management and motor control sectors. Among a total of sixteen live demonstrations there will be several focusing on automotive applications in the areas of ignition IGBTs, ADAS, driver occupancy / in cabin vision and monitoring, and laser front lighting. These will show how the various products and technologies of the new, expanded ON Semiconductor can be utilized and combined to enable energy efficient innovations in integrated systems throughout the vehicle.