Power Modules: Learn About Power Modules Here > Power modules are power switching/control circuit elements integrated into convenient isolated-base packages that offer a
broad spectrum of commonly used diode, SCr, or SCR/Diode circuit configurations and ratings. Power modules often power
semiconductor devices, and also provide an easy way to cool the device as well as connect them to the outer circuit. Power
Modules are mechanically and thermally optimized for ease of assembly, long life and reliable operation. There are several
common structures that power modules are available in, such as IGBT or MOSFET.
Power Modules share many qualities with diodes, and are often classified by the diode that they feature (Fast recovery,
Hybrid SCR-High Voltage, Schottky, Standard, Standard Hybrid SCR, Standard SCR, etc), for example. The Zener and Avalanche
effects are still applicable in the appropriate diode configurations.