Plug-and-Play Gate Drivers Speed Development

Date
12/21/2018

Categories:
Driver Circuit

Tag:
@PwrInt #plugandplay #gatedrivers #drivers #psd

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Suits renewable energy, traction, UPS and wide range of industrial applications

San Jose, Calif. – Power Integrations announced a new plug-and-play gate driver for use with Infineon’s PrimePACK 3+ and Fuji-equivalent IGBT modules for 2-level and 3-level applications. The SCALE-2 2SP0430T2XX gate-driver board suits industrial, traction, UPS and renewable-energy applications, and provides reinforced isolation for 1200 V and 1700 V IGBT modules. Meeting IEC60664-1 and IEC61800-5-1 standards and available in versions that support PD2 and PD3, the 2SP0430T2XX family includes integrated safety features such as UVLO and short-circuit protection plus the new Dynamic Advanced Active Clamping (DAAC). DAAC is especially valuable in protecting photovoltaic inverters (PV) and traction drive applications where unstable voltages can cause DC-link voltages to approach maximum values.

The 2SP0430T2XX gate driver is available in two different versions for 1200 V and 1700 V PrimePACK 3+ IGBT modules supporting different isolation classes: 5000 VAC (50 Hz/1min) and 9150 VAC (50 Hz/1min). All models are conformally coated to protect the plug-and-play boards against harsh environments. Peak output gate current is ±30 A and regulated gate voltage is +15 V/-10 V, delivering up to 4 W output power per channel (at 85°C ambient). Propagation delay is less than 100 ns, with a jitter variation of ±4 ns.

The gate drivers are available now, priced at $162 each in 100-piece quantities. Technical information is available from the Power Integrations website at https://gate-driver.power.com/products/scale-2-plug-and-play-drivers/2sp0430/.

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