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Soft-switching IGBT serves hybrid and electric vehicle applications

Thu, 04/12/2012 - 1:54pm

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International Rectifier today announced the introduction of  the AUIRGDC0250, an automotive-qualified IGBT optimized for soft switching applications such as Positive Temperature Coefficient (PTC) heater applications used in electric and hybrid vehicles.

Available in a compact Super TO-220 package, the 1200V AUIRGDC0250 features low VCE(on) to reduce power dissipation and achieve higher power density, positive VCE(on) temperature coefficient making the device well suited for paralleling, and optimized square reverse bias safe operating area (RBSOA). The soft switching nature of the AUIRGDC0250  makes it ideal for helping adhere to system level EMI regulations

“The low conduction losses of the AUIRGDC0250 make it well suited for relay replacement sockets including PTC heater applications while its Super TO-220 package enables customers to meet electrical creepage requirements,” said Benjamin Jackson, Senior Power Switch Product Manager, IR’s Automotive Products Business Unit.

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 IR’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.

Specifications

Part Number

Package

V­CES

IN

IC @ TC = 100°C

Vce(on) typ. @ 25ͦ˚C

AUIRGDC0250

Super TO-220

1200V

33A

81A

1.37

Datasheets, application notes and qualification standards are available on the International Rectifier website at www.irf.com. Spice models are available on request.

Availability and Pricing

Pricing begins at US $2.05 for the AUIRGDC0250 each in 100,000-unit quantities. Production orders are available immediately. Prices are subject to change.

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