El Segundo, Calif.—International Rectifier's IRGB4056x, 4061x, and 4062x 600-volt insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs) can cut power dissipation in motor control inverters by up to 60 percent for applications up to 2.5 kW.
Co-packaged with ultrafast soft recovery diodes, these IGBTs have lower collector-to-emitter saturation voltage (VCE(ON)) and total switching energy (ETS) than punch-through (PT) and non-punch-through (NPT) type IGBTs. The combination of low VCE(ON) and ETS of the trench IGBTs result in reduced power dissipation and higher power density in motion control applications having a wide range of switching frequency conditions (air conditioner and refrigerator compressors, vacuum cleaners, washing machines, dishwashers, ventilation fans, industrial drives, and circulating pumps).
The trench IGBTs, part of the company's iMOTION integrated design platform, can deliver up to 60 percent higher RMS current in the same package compared to previous devices on the market, according to the company. Their lower power dissipation can reduce the size of the heatsink by as much as 50 percent.
Other performance benefits include wider square reverse bias safe operating area (RBSOA), up to 175°C maximum operating temperature, high peak turn-off capability, positive VCE(on) temperature coefficient, short-circuit rating of 5 microseconds, and high dV/dt (10 kV/microsecond) turn-on immunity. In addition, the internal ultrafast soft recovery diode improves efficiency and reduces EMI.
Click here to access the devices' datasheets. The IRGB4056DPbF is priced at $1; IRGB4061DPbF, $1.28; IRGB4062DPbF, $1.65; IRGP4062DPbF, $1.95, all in 1k quantities. Prices are subject to change. The IGBTs are lead-free and RoHS compliant.
International Rectifier, 1-310-252-7105, www.irf.com