High-Voltage ICs Integrate Protection Features
International Rectifier introduced a set of next-generation 600V high-voltage integrated circuits (HVIC). This IRS212x family of 600V single-channel gate drivers is suitable for motor control applications at low-, mid- and high-voltage levels and in a variety of circuit topologies including three-phase inverter, H-bridge, and other topologies utilizing MOS-gated power devices. The ICs provides a gate voltage up to 20V, a typical turn-on current of 290 mA, a typical turn-off current of 600 mA, and accept input logic levels of 3.3V, 5V, and 15V. Integrated protection features include under-voltage lockout protection, over-current detection and protection, and fault reporting. They utilize an advanced high-voltage IC process platform, known as G5 HVIC, which enables a host of new features and enhancements. A next-generation high-voltage level-shifting and termination technology delivers desirable electrical over-stress protection and high field reliability.
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