New 1200-V IGBT technology platform claims benchmark efficiency and ruggedness for industrial applications

November 13, 2012 // By Paul Buckley
International Rectifier has introduced a new generation IGBT technology platform. The Generation 8 (Gen8) 1200 V IGBT platform utilizes IR’s latest generation trench gate field stop technology to offer best-in-class performance for industrial and energy saving applications.

The novel Gen8 design allows best-in-class Vce(on) to reduce power dissipation and increase power density, and delivers superior robustness.

“Our goal is to achieve 100 percent inverterization of all electric motors for a more efficient use of electric energy and a greener environment,” said Alberto Guerra, Vice President Strategic Marketing, Energy Saving Products Business Unit.

The new technology offers softer turn-off characteristics ideal for motor drive applications, minimizing dv/dt to reduce EMI, and over-voltage, increasing reliability and ruggedness. A narrow distribution of parameters offers excellent current sharing when paralleling multiple IGBTs in high-current power modules. The thin wafer technology delivers improved thermal resistance and maximum junction temperature up to 175°C.

Availability

IR’s Gen8 1200 V IGBT platform is being sampled to major OEM and ODM partners at this time.

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