Soft switching IGBT suits hybrid and electric vehicles

Soft switching IGBT suits hybrid and electric vehicles

International Rectifier (IR) announces the AUIRGDC0250, an automotive-qualified IGBT optimized for soft switching applications such as Positive Temperature Coefficient (PTC) heater applications used in electric and hybrid vehicles.

Available in a compact Super TO-220 package, the 1,200-V AUIRGDC0250 features low VCE(on) to reduce power dissipation and achieve higher power density, positive VCE(on) temperature coefficient making the device well suited for paralleling, and optimized square reverse bias safe operating area (RBSOA). The soft switching nature of the AUIRGDC0250 makes it well suited for helping adhere to system level EMI regulations.

IR’s automotive IGBTs are subject to dynamic and static part average testing combined with 100% automated wafer level visual inspection. The new devices are environmentally friendly and assembled with IR’s automotive grade bill of materials, which are lead-free and RoHS compliant.

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

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