600-V short circuit rated IGBTs improve motor drive efficiency and reliability

September 06, 2012 // By Paul Buckley
Fairchild Semiconductor has expanded its Short Circuit Rated IGBT product offering to provide motor drive designers higher efficiency, increased power density and improved reliability for three-phase motor drive applications where low-losses and short-circuit ruggedness features are essential.

Available in low- to high-current ratings of 5 A to 15 A, these 600 V IGBTs minimize power loss and reduce power dissipation with low VCE(sat) ratings while meeting stringent energy saving guidelines. The devices offer 10 µs short-circuit withstand time (at VCE=350 V, VGE=15V Rg=100 Ω, Tj=150˚C) and fast switching speeds to provide increased system efficiency.

As a part of Fairchild’s complete motor control solutions, the 600 V IGBTs optimally perform when paired with the FAN7389 (active-high) and FAN73892 (active-low) monolithic three-phase gate-drive ICs. It is through comprehensive solutions like this as well as the broad range of SPM devices, IGBTs, gate drivers, PFC-PWM combos, MOSFETs, phototransistors and diodes that make Fairchild the ideal motor control solution for circuit designers that need to maximize energy savings in power sensitive applications.

Availability and Pricing

Samples  are available. Pricing in 1,000 quantity pieces is as follows:

D2PAK package: FGB7N60UNDF - $0.87; FGB5N60UNDF - $0.92
TO-220 package: FGP10N60UNDF - $1.03; FGP15N60UNDF - $1.15
TO-220F package: FGPF10N60UNDF - $ 1.05; FGPF15N60UNDF - $ 1.20

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