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Mitsubishi Electric Adds "V1 Series" to Lineup of High-output Intelligent Power Modules

Tokyo, June 28, 2011 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today new 600V/800A intelligent power module (IPM) V1 Series for 37kW-class servo systems and 75kW-class inverter systems. Sales will begin on June 30, 2011.

V1 Series IPMs are single packages of multiple chips, including power chips using insulated-gate bipolar transistors (IGBT) and their driving circuits, as well as a variety of protection circuits.


Product Features

Inverter power loss reduced by 15%
The two IGBT chips are carrier-stored trench gate bipolar transistors (CSTBT) developed by Mitsubishi Electric.
Power loss in inverters is approximately 15% less than that in the existing PM800HSA060 model.
Miniaturized motor control systems and enlarged output
600V/800A model newly added to the V1 Series helps enlarge output volume.
Small package (120×90mm) is achieved with small motor control systems.
Enhanced heat protection
Unlike V Series IPMs, which monitor case temperature, V1 Series IPMs monitor IGBT chips temperature.

Environmental Standards

V1 Series IPMs are compliant with the European Union's Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS) for electrical and electronic equipment.

Summary of Sale

Series Model Specifications Shipment date
Large output power
V1 Series
PM800DV1B060 600V/800A, 2-in-1 package June 30, 2011

Variable frequency inverters are being used increasingly in a wide range of motor control systems for enhanced energy efficiency. In the output stage of these inverters, IPMs are commonly used for switching electric current at high speeds. There is growing demand for IPMs offering low power loss, high output and small package sizes.

Mitsubishi Electric launched its V1 Series of IPMs in 2010.

Note: CSTBT is a trademark of Mitsubishi Electric.

Main Specifications

Collector-emitter saturation voltage*1 1.85V
Protection Short circuit (SC)
Under voltage (UV)
Over temperature (OT)
(detects IGBT chip temperature)
*1:  125°C, 800A, typical value

Product Lineup

Collector -emitter voltage Collector current V1 Series
Model Module size
(W × D)
600V 400A PM400DV1A060 120 × 70 mm
600A PM600DV1A060
800A PM800DV1B060 120 × 90 mm
1200V 200A PM200DV1A120 120 × 70 mm
300A PM300DV1A120
450A PM450DV1A120