18 October 2011 Dual output gate driver evaluation board SemiSouth Laboratories has announced the SGDR2500P2, a dual output gate driver evaluation board. The two stage, opto isolated gate driver board is intended for use with power electronics modules that incorporate SemiSouth's vertical trench junction field effect transistors (VJFETs) as the primary switches. The board is designed to provide electrically isolated high side and low side outputs with peak current levels of +20/-10 A. According to the silicon carbide (SiC) transistor technology manufacturer, this enables fast switching speeds and yields 'record low' switching energy losses. The SGDR2500P2 is optimised for the high speed, hard switching of specific power modules such as Microsemi's 1200V, 100A half bridge, APTJC120AM13VCT1AG, but can also be used as an evaluation board for projects in the development or qualification stage. The board self generates isolated ±15 V supply voltages, eliminating the need for multiple power supplies and has a maximum switching frequency of 100kHz. The duty cycle can be adjusted from 0 to 100%, making the board suitable for applications such as hard switched bridge topologies, inverters, converters and as product evaluation. Author SemiSouth Laboratories Comment on this article Websites http://semisouth.com Companies SemiSouth Laboratories Inc This material is protected by Findlay Media copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. Enjoy this story? People who read this article also read... NIDays 2013 NIDays is a technical conference designed specifically for ... Read Article Southern Manufacturing This year, Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is set to be ... Read Article Better finFETs on way? A start up has found a way to use traditional semiconductor ... Read Article Shaping NPL's future The Universities of Strathclyde and Surrey have been named as ... Read Article 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.