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IGBT gate drivers for 4500 V applications

9 November 2016 Power Electronics / Power Management

The 1SP0350V from Power Integrations is a new single-channel +15/-10 V plug-and-play gate driver. Optimally suited to high-reliability applications in the HVDC and railway industries, it reliably and safely drives 4500 V press-pack IGBTs and IEGTs as well as other IGBT and IEGT form factors.

Based on Power Integrations’ widely used SCALE-2 chipset, the new driver is equipped with dynamic advanced active clamping (DAAC), short-circuit protection, a built in DC-DC converter, regulated turn-on gate drive voltage, DC-DC overload monitoring and supply voltage monitoring.

The new driver is not tied to any specific IGBT package style nor to a gate resistor configuration. This flexibility allows designers to trial a variety of IGBT modules during development with confidence that the 1SP0350V SCALE-2 plug-and-play gate driver will function optimally.



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