SAN JOSE, Calif .– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Power Integrations (Nasdaq: POWI), the leader in grid drive technology for medium and high voltage inverter applications, today announced SCALE-iFlex ™ single grid drives for the popular “new double »100 mm x 140 mm IGBT modules. The new compact drivers support modules up to 3.3 kV and are now available for design. SCALE-iFlex single door drivers are ideal for light rail renewable energy production and other high reliability applications that demand compact and rugged driver solutions.
Thorsten Schmidt, Product Marketing Manager at Power Integrations commented: “The SCALE-iFlex single grid drivers fit the contours of the latest standard IGBT power modules, including the Mitsubishi LV100 / HV100, Infineon xHP2 and xHP3, ABB LinPak, Hitachi nHPD² and other similar products. . ”
SCALE-iFlex single gate drivers use Power Integrations’ ASIC SCALE-2 ™ technology which dramatically reduces the number of components compared to conventional products. ASIC also provides Advanced Active Clamping (AAC) surge protection during normal operation, a substantial improvement over simple soft shutdown, which adds additional protection in the event of a short circuit when powering up. The devices are suitably coated and have reinforced insulation. Insulated enclosures provide isolation between modules when mounted side by side. The devices are prequalified according to the railway standards IEC 61373 – Class 1B (shock and vibrations) and IEC 61000-4-x (EMC tests) and IEC 60068-2-x (environmental tests in series). Lapping is available as an option.
The new gate drivers are rated at 20A peak output current per channel at 85 ° C ambient temperature with no airflow. Higher power levels are possible with cooling or lower ambient temperature. Electrical and fiber optic interfaces are available.
SCALE-iFlex single grid drivers are available for sampling now. For more information, please visit www.power.com/products/scale-iflex-single/.
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Power Integrations, Inc. is a leading innovator in semiconductor technologies for high voltage power conversion. The company’s products are key building blocks of the clean energy ecosystem, enabling the generation of renewable energy as well as the efficient transmission and consumption of energy in applications ranging from milliwatt to megawatt. For more information, please visit www.power.com.
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