600-V automotive-qualified IGBTs are Optimized for electric and hybrid vehicle applications

October 04, 2011 // By Paul Buckley
International Rectifier has introduced a family of automotive-qualified 600 V IGBTs optimized for variable speed motor control and power supply applications used in electric and hybrid vehicles.

The new devices cover a broad current range and offer a short circuit rating of ≥5µs, low Vce(on) and positive Vce(on) temperature coefficient for various motor drive systems from electric air conditioning to main traction inverters requiring high power density from 24 to 160 A. Additional features common to the family include square reverse bias safe operating area (SRBSOA), integrated soft recovery diode and junction temperature of 175°C (max.).

IR’s automotive IGBTs are subject to dynamic and static part average testing combined with 100 percent automated wafer level visual inspection as part of IR’s automotive quality initiative targeting zero defects. The new devices are all environmentally friendly and assembled with IR’s automotive grade bill of materials which are lead-free and RoHS compliant.

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