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Gate drivers for solar inverters

29 May 2013 Power Electronics / Power Management

Infineon's EiceDRIVER portfolio with coreless transformer technology comprises a comprehensive range of high-performance driver ICs for photovoltaic inverters. Infineon combines EiceDRIVER with CoolMOS, IGBTs, silicon carbide (SiC) power switches and IGBT modules to enable customers to build efficient and reliable systems.

The 1ED020I12-F2, for example, is a single-channel product in the EiceDRIVER family. It features functional isolation and protection features such as desaturation detection, an active Miller clamp, under-voltage lockout and shutdown. The device also supports two-level turn-off. 1ED020I12-B2 and 1ED020I12-BT with basic isolation can be operated at transient ±1420 V and static voltages of ±1200 V in line with EN60747-5-2 as defined in UL1577.

The space-saving 2ED020I12-F2 combines two complete single-channel driver ICs in one condensed package. The 2ED020I12-FI is a half-bridge driver with a galvanically isolated high side. The 1EDI30J12CL (150 mil) and 1EDI30J12CP (300 mil) are two new highlights which, in combination with Infineon’s Direct Drive SiC JFET, boost the reliability and efficiency of inverters for photovoltaic applications.

For more information contact EBV Electrolink, +27 (0)21 402 1940, capetown@ebv.com, www.ebv.com, Electrocomp, +27 (0)11 458 9000, andrew@electrocomp.co.za, www.electrocomp.co.za



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