Amantys high-power IGBT drivers sourced in Germany via GvA

June 28, 2013 // By Paul Buckley
Amantys is partnering with Mannheim-based GvA Leistungselektronik GmbH to enable the distributor, developer and manufacturer of custom specific power electronics to add the Amantys Power Drive family of gate drives to its product portfolio for customers in Germany.

The Amantys Power Drive plug & play family of drivers offer improved creepage and clearance and isolation over alternative products in the market, with each drive configurable to operate different IGBT Modules. This greatly simplifies the purchasing and logistics process in inverter designs for applications such as wind turbines, solar farm grid ties, and medium voltage motor drives.

The gate drives are available for operating voltages of 1.2 kV, 1.7 kV, 3.3 kV and 4.5kV IGBTs with a current load rating up to 3600 A. They are compatible with all popular modules from ABB, Dynex, Fuji Electric, Hitachi, Infineon, Mitsubishi or Westcode/IXYS in case sizes: 190x140 mm, 140x130 mm and PrimePack.

In addition to the standard IGBT driver functionality, with Amantys Power Insight these products also receive IGBT performance data in real-time, allowing the system engineer to monitor and log operating conditions, make long-term measurements or control the module remotely.