17 April 2012 IR introduces soft switching igbt for hybrid/EV applications IR introduces soft switching igbt for hybrid/EV applications International Rectifier has announced a new automotive qualified igbt for soft switching applications such as positive temperature coefficient heater applications used in electric and hybrid vehicles. Available in a compact TO-220 package, the 1200V AUIRGDC0250 features low VCE(on) to reduce power dissipation and achieve higher power density, positive VCE(on) temperature coefficient for paralleling, and optimised square reverse bias safe operating area. The soft switching nature of the AUIRGDC0250 is said to make it ideal for helping adhere to system level EMI regulations. In addition, IR claims the device's low conduction losses make it well suited for relay replacement sockets including positive temperature coefficient heater applications. The new devices are all environmentally friendly and assembled with IR's automotive grade bill of materials which are lead free and RoHS compliant. Author Laura Hopperton Comment on this article Websites http://www.irf.com Companies Infineon This material is protected by MA Business copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. What you think about this article: Add your comments Name Email Comments Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published. Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.