International Rectifier Corp. (IR) today announced the expansion of its portfolio of energy-efficient 600V insulated-gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs) in a variety of packages. The new rugged, reliable IRxx46xx Series of devices are optimized for a complete power range spectrum. This includes from small motors and loads to industrial applications such as uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), solar, induction heating, industrial motor and welding applications. The extensive family of 23 IGBTs utilizes trench thin wafer Field Stop technology to offer low and balanced conduction and switching losses. Co-packaged with a soft recovery low Qrr diode, the new devices are optimized for ultra-fast switching with 5µs short circuit rating and feature low VCE(ON) and positive VCE(ON) temperature coefficient for easy paralleling.
"IR's expanded family of 600V Trench IGBTs offers designers an even greater choice of rugged and reliable energy-efficient IGBTs in a variety of packages optimized for consumer and industrial applications," said Llewellyn Vaughan-Edmunds, IGBT Product Marketing Manager, IR's Energy Saving Products Business Unit.
The new IGBTs are suitable for a wide range of switching frequencies and deliver higher system efficiency and rugged transient performance. All devices in this series feature blocking voltages of 600V, VCE(on) of 1.6V and an optimal operating frequency range of 3-30kHz. Devices in this series have current ratings from 7A (IRGR4607DPbF in a DPAK, IRGS4607DPbF in a D2PAK, and the IRGB4607DPbF in a TO-220) to 160A (IRGPS46160DPbF in a Super TO-247 package).
In addition, the internal soft recovery diode improves system efficiency and reduces EMI for greater reliability. Pricing for the IRxx46xx Series of devices ranges from US $0.73 to US $6.20 each in 10,000-unit quantities. Production orders are available immediately. The devices are RoHS compliant.