SmartPower Stacks provide the following type of power conversion - DC-AC, DC-DC, AC-AC, AC-DC - and are rated in the 50kW to 125kW Range.
The SmartPower Stack offering consists of 3 IGBT modules, separate gate drive boards for each module, an interface board that monitors and controls the gate drivers and separate current sensors, a heat sink, bus bars, capacitors (optional) and a controller board (optional) that monitors and controls the behaviour of the SmartPower Stack.
SmartPower Stack Consortium
The SmartPower Stack Consortium consists of global leaders in controllers, IGBTs, gate drives, capacitors, bus bar architectures and cooling solutions that have joined to create the industry’s first fully integrated, deployment-ready commercial embedded system for high-volume solar, photovoltaic, wind, hybrid electric and electric vehicles, as well as high capacity interruptible power supply and efficient motor drive applications.
As part of this effort, National Instruments supplies the controller, I/O, simulation and programming tool set, SBE provides new high performance wound film capacitors, Fuji supplies industry leading IGBTs, we provide with solution of leading edge IGBT gate drives and Methode offers state-of-the-art bus bar architectures, thermal management solutions, assembly and test capability.
Together, the five companies are creating fully integrated sub-system solutions for the power electronics industry with the highest performance for energy conversion inverters and converter systems. This effort represents the industry’s first collaboration of best-in-class technologies that are tightly integrated to deliver smart, efficient, reliable and long lasting power conversion.