IR releases 600V igbts for motor drive applications

International Rectifier has introduced a family of 600V igbts optimised for motor drive applications operating below 10kHz, such as compressors for refrigerators and air conditioners.

The Gen7 F devices employ punch through trench technology designed to deliver higher power density and the ability to optimise conduction and switching losses IR says the new igbts achieve very low VCE(ON) to improve efficiency with zero temperature coefficient for high efficiency across the entire operating range. The devices are also said to offer smoother switching to reduce EMI and overshoots, and are short circuit rated for motor drive applications. The IRG7RC10FD and IRG7IC30FD are co packaged with a soft recovery diode while the IRG7SC12F is a single igbt that allows the designer to choose a specific diode for the application.