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Electrical Current Capabilities & Characteristics of Al Inlay Leadframes for Power Modules
Keywords: Al Inlay, Wire Bonding, Electrical Current
Power modules are being used in more applications these days in solar, energy, industrial, Hi-Rel, military, power and automotive applications. Many of these modules have amperage levels in the hundreds of amps. This paper will discuss how much current can be handled on typical terminals on aluminum-clad-copper inlay materials used on leadframes in these power modules. Thermal analysis will also be reviewed.
Mike McKeown, Power Electronics Manager
Materion Technical Materials
Lincoln, RI

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