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IGBTs suit hybrid and electric vehicle applications

IGBTs suit hybrid and electric vehicle applications

International Rectifier announces a new family of automotive-qualified 600-V IGBTs for electric and hybrid vehicle applications including air conditioner inverters, pumps, and Positive Temperature Coefficient (PTC) heaters.

Co-packaged with a diode and available in a D2Pak package for compact surface mount systems, the new 600-V trench IGBTs feature a nominal current of 24 A and a minimum short circuit rating of 5 μs. The new devices also offer low VCE(on) to reduce power dissipation and achieve higher power density, and positive VCE(on) temperature coefficient making the devices well suited for paralleling. The family of IGBTs also features an optimized square reverse bias safe operating area (RBSOA), and up to 175° C maximum operating temperature.

The new IGBT is also available in TO-262 and TO-220 packages for standard through-hole assembly. IR’s automotive IGBTs are subject to dynamic and static part average testing combined with 100% automated wafer level visual inspection as part of the company's automotive quality initiative targeting zero defects. The new devices are environmentally friendly and assembled with lead-free and RoHS-compliant materials.

For more information, contact International Rectifier, 233 Kansas St., El Segundo, CA 90245. Phone: (310) 252-7105.

TAGS: Automotive
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