Ultra-fast switching 600V high frequency IGBTs for automotive power applications

The Gen. 1 COOLiRIGBT devices are capable of operating at the same fast switching speeds as MOSFETs while offering higher efficiency at high current levels. The COOLiRIGBT devices cover a broad current range and offer a minimum short circuit rating of 5μs, low Vce(on) and positive Vce(on) temperature coefficient. Additional features common to the family include square reverse bias safe operating area (SRBSOA) and maximum junction temperature of 175°C.  COOLiRIGBT also provides designers with the flexibility of selecting a diode with optimized performance for the application.

“With an extended temperature range of 175˚C and much simpler and more rugged device structure, the 200kHz capable COOLiRIGBTs offer a solution for fast switching applications such as HEV DC-DC converters or chargers and power supplies used in Plug-in-HEVs and EVs,” said Benjamin Jackson, Senior Power Switch Product Manager, IR’s Automotive Products Business Unit.

The AUIRGC655A1N0 is optimised for main electric and hybrid vehicle inverters and large motor drives while the AUIRGC65A20N0 and AUIRGC65G20N0 are targeted for power supply and high switching frequency applications. In addition to offering a higher maximum junction temperature and hard switching up to 200kHz, the two devices deliver improved performance of higher currents due to lower conduction losses and enhanced efficiency when used in resonant Zero Current Switching (ZCS) topologies.

IR’s automotive IGBTs are subject to dynamic and static part average testing combined with 100 percent automated wafer level visual inspection as part of the company”s automotive quality initiative targeting zero defects. The new devices are all environmentally friendly and assembled with IR’s automotive grade bill of materials which are lead-free and RoHS compliant.

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