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What does IGBT stand for?
IGBT stands for insulated gate bipolar transistor. Invented by C. Frank Wheatley Jr., IGBTs combine the simple gate drive characteristics of the MOSFETs with the high current and low saturation voltage capability of bipolar transistors. Hence, IGBTs have lower on-state voltage drop with high blocking voltage capabilities in addition to fast switching speeds.
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2008-04-21 Xenon flash application design based on NCP5080 integrated with IGBT driver and photo sense function
This paper presents how to design Xenon flash application based on NCP5080 which is a high voltage boost driver integrated with IGBT driver, photo sense function, thermal shutdown, transformer primary side current limit and flash control input.
2013-04-10 Vishay rolls film snubber capacitor for direct IGBT mounting
The MKP386M features a wide capacitance range from 047 to 10µF, high-temperature operation to 105°C, and seven voltage ratings from 700 VDC to 2500 VDC and 420 VAC to 800 VAC.
2004-05-28 TD350 advanced IGBT driver principle of operation and applications
This app note presents the TD350 advanced IGBT driver with integrated control and protection functions.
2003-11-13 TAEC enhances IGBT line with device technology
Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. (TAEC) has announced a 1,200V series of IGBTs that provide improved performance in motor drive apps.
2004-04-26 STMicro rolls out gate driver for IGBT, power MOSFETs
STMicro has introduced an advanced gate driver for IGBT and power MOSFETs that includes control and protection functions.
2003-03-25 STMicro IGBT boasts low forward-voltage drops
STMicroelecronics has introduced a 200A version of its PowerMESH IGBT family, which features low forward-voltage drops at high currents.
2013-02-28 SMPD module platform integrates thyristor, IGBT
IXYS' device that touts proprietary DCB isolated substrates claims to offer improved reliability and reduced board size by offering surface mount solutions for systems up to 15kW.
2007-05-31 Small IGBT for flash control handles up to 200A
Renesas Technology Corp. introduces the RJP4004ANS, an IGBT designed for electronic flash (strobe) control in cameras built into cellphone and digital still cameras, which can handle up to 200A.
2005-07-21 Powerex' IGBT drivers float new high-voltage solution
Powerex' new HVICs, utilizing the company's BiCMOS junction isolation design, provide level-shifting and floating logic circuits at both 600V and 1,200V.
2002-07-19 Powerex IGBT targets applications for high-power inverters
Powerex Inc.'s Mega Power Dual is an optimized IGBT power device that offers a new carrier-stored trench gate bipolar transistor chip and uses LPT process along with a plug-cell merged design.
2013-02-04 Photocouplers tout IGBT protection, high-speed switching
The PS9332L and PS9332L2 from Renesas consist of a gallium-aluminium-arsenide LED, photo detector IC and an IGBT protection circuit that target industrial machinery and solar power systems.
2014-10-02 Optimise power designs with IGBT thermal calculations
Evaluating the temperature of the semiconductor dice in a multi-die package requires additional analytical techniques compared to those applicable for single die. This article shows how to do it properly.
2006-07-03 NPT-Trench IGBT offers high avalanche capability
Fairchild has introduced a 1200V/15A NPT-Trench IGBT with the ability to withstand as much as 300mJ of avalanche energy in induction heating applications.
2006-06-28 MOSFET, IGBT driver eliminates need for shunt resistor
Vishay Intertechnology is adding to its optoelectronics product portfolio with a 0.5-A MOSFET/IGBT driver that has a 1V maximum low-level output voltage, eliminating the need for negative gate drive.
2010-05-11 Low-power modules pack controllers, IGBT switches
From STMicroelectronics come intelligent power modules that provide simple and compact solution for AC motor drive applications.
2002-12-23 IR IGBT modules have improved thermal conductivity
The company's isolated rectifier IGBT modules feature a ceramic aluminum nitride insulation layer that provides improved junction-to-case thermal resistance.
2003-02-14 IR IGBT improves turn-off times
International Rectifier has introduced the WARP2 series of NPT IGBTs that offer improved turn-off characteristics.
2011-01-24 Infineon opens IGBT facility in China
By opening an IGBT facility in China, Infineon Technologies AG hopes to raise its IGBT output to meet growing demand for energy efficiency and electromobility solutions in the region.
2009-05-15 Infineon intros Smart IGBT modules
Infineon Technologies AG has introduced its new Smart family of IGBT modules. The housing design of the Smart modules allows deploying self-acting PressFIT technology to assemble a Smart module to the PCB and to the heat sink in a single-step mounting process using one screw only.
2012-10-19 Infineon expands 3rd gen RC conducting IGBT portfolio
The new generation offers lower switching losses, reducing the thermal stress on the device while also lengthening its life time and increasing its reliability.
2007-09-20 Ignition IGBT cuts power dissipation by 30 percent
Fairchild Semiconductor says the FGB3040C is the industry's first standard current sense ignition IGBT.
2001-08-20 IGBT ratings and characteristics
This application note details the basic operation, device parameters, ratings and characteristics of IGBTs.
2005-03-10 IGBT power module range extended to include six-pack, CBI configurations
IXYS Semiconductor extended its portfolio of IGBT modules with the MWI 30/50-12E6K and MWI60-12T6K in sixpack and Converter Brake Inverter configurations.
2007-03-16 IGBT optocouplers suit power-management apps
Avago's ACPL-332J and -331J series of high-speed IGBT optocouplers are suited for power management applications, including isolated IGBT/power MOSFET gate drives, AC and brushless DC motor drives, industrial inverters and UPS.
2010-08-20 IGBT online tool aids engineers
IR's IGBT online tool aims to simplify design process for a wide range of applications
2007-08-29 IGBT offers ultralow conduction loss in low-frequency apps
Fairchild Semiconductor claims that its FGH30N60LSD, addresses the need for low conduction losses in low-frequency industrial applications.
2005-11-18 IGBT modules screened to MIL-PRF-38534 test conditions
International Rectifier introduced two new near-hermetic, HiRel motor control inverter modules that combine the company's latest IGBT and soft recovery rectifier technology with its proprietary plastic package sealing method.
2010-05-20 IGBT modules deliver high power density in compact form
Infineon Technologies AG is rolling out IGBT modules designed for highest power density and reliability.
2013-04-25 IGBT module for AT-NPC 3-level 12-in-1
The module from Fuji Electric claims to enable reductions in the size of power electronic equipment such as inverters and uninterruptible power system equipment.
2009-11-17 IGBT handles high-voltage inverter modules
The IGBT uses IR's latest-generation field stop trench technology to cut conduction and switching losses.
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