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International Rectifier Unveils Ultra-fast 1200 V IGBTs for Power Protection Applications
International Rectifier, IR, a provider of power protection technologies, have unveiled a new series of 1200 V Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBTs) for induction heating, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) solar and welding applications.
The new ultra-fast 1200 V IGBTs are based on Field-Stop Trench technology, which is known to reduce switching and conduction losses delivering higher power density and greater efficiency at higher frequencies and reducing heat sink size and magnetic component count to lower overall system cost.
The ultra-fast 1200 V IGBTs cover a broad current range from 20-50 A as packaged devices and up to 150 A for die products. They offer several performance benefits including wide square reverse bias safe operating area (RBSOA), positive VCE (on) temperature coefficient, and low VCE(on) to reduce power dissipation and achieve higher power density.
The devices are available with or without an internal ultra-fast soft recovery diode. Die products are also available with solderable front metal (SFM) for improved thermal performance, reliability and efficiency, company officials said.
International Rectifier provides analog- and mixed-signal ICs, advanced circuit devices, integrated power systems, and components that enable high-performance computing and reduce energy waste from motors, the world's single largest consumer of electricity.
In other industry news, power protection provider Minuteman UPS/Para Systems (News - Alert) recently released a white paper called “Powering Your Business Disaster Planning” which delineates the key components of an all encompassing power protection plan – one which proves failproof during short-term power surges or even extended outages.
“The business community and virtually any other type of organization are highly dependent on continuous, reliable power in order to maintain the availability of servers and network peripherals, telephone systems, and security systems,” commented Bill Allen, director of marketing for Minuteman. “Not much business gets conducted without power, and it’s highly incumbent on these institutions to make sure they have a viable disaster plan in place that includes power availability contingencies.”
The white paper can be downloaded directly from the Minuteman website. For more information, visit www.minutemanups.com/disasterplanning.
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Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Carrie Schmelkin