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Insulated-gate bipolar transistor, voltage-driven power transistor with fast switching times

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Parameters for VAC 5046-X005 gate pulse transformer

I'm trying to parameterize this device to find a suitable equivalent. Trouble is, there seems to be no datasheet available, and one of the two secondaries are measuring open, so complete measurements ...
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What is the use of the fourth leg, the one with igbt in series with the diode, in the infineon power module?

The circuit shown below is the schematic of infineon PIM module. I am specifically interested in FP15R12W1T4. From the schematic I could understand all elements other than the 4th leg which has an ...
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Calculating power losses into IGBT formula at turn on integrating diode parameters

I have read the following application note ANIP9931E from INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES which deals with IGBT power losses : "http://www.ehu.eus/electronica-industrial/AmpliacionElectronicaIndustrial/...
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Is it possible to reduce the Miller's plateau voltage?

Consider the following circuit: Image source: Simplified Clamped Inductive Switching Model - Figure 3 from "Fundamentals of MOSFET and IGBT Gate Drive Circuits by Texas Instruments" I would like to ...
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Driving MOSFET/IGBT - Why Miller Plateau is a plateau?

I'm currently trying to understand what the Miller plateau is: what the different parameters that influence the Miller plateau are, when it begins, and when it ends. I'm reading document "Fundamentals ...
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IGBT chip metalization

Consider an IGBT chip within a power module. The top surface of the chip is often metalized by aluminum (with approximately 5 microns thickness) to bond some aluminum wires into the chip; I am hazy ...
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Bottom solder on the UPS PCB [duplicate]

Today i was looking at PCB of an old ups system. I noticed that there is a bottom solder pattern on the back side of the PCB, right under the IGBTs I believe that soldering the high power line on the ...
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Junction Temperature Estimation Error

When predicting the junction temperature (Tj) of semiconductor chips (for example IGBTs) by available thermal models such as FEM simulations, how much is the maximum permissible Tj estimation error ...
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Can I use a soft switching IGBT (FGA 25n120: given in specification) for my variable frequency drive power circuit (frequency around 10-20kHz)?

I am building a variable frequency drive from scratch. The design worked well with switching MOSFET. Now I need to increase the power output and DC bus voltage so that I would like to implement ...
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Is it possible to make an IGBT to work at duty cycles up to 100%?

I am designing an IGBT based chopper with single Low side switching IGBT (chosen low side switching because ease of driving the IGBT.) There are plenty of resources available for SMPS (buck, boost, ...
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H bridge circuit using FAN7392

YELLOW- LOW IN RED - HI IN BLUE - LOW SIDE OUTPUT GREEN - HIGH SIDE OUTPUT I have designed a H bridge circuit using FAN7392 & 25N120NDH IGBT. The voltage I want to switch for now is 24 volt ...
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IGBT Gate driver sink or source current

I will drive a load low side with IGBT. IGBT gate-emiter (Threshold) voltage will be 12 V. This voltage level is enough for my load current. I will use a gate driver. When ı search gate driver for ...
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When IGBT is off what is the leakage current between collector and emiter?

When ı saw datasheet of IGBT, there are two terms of about leakage current between collecter and emiter. But ı can not be sure is these terms are about leakage current? These terms are Ices and ...
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DC Chopper Operation in SMES Design

I'm reading a paper on a superconducting magnetic energy storage (SMES) power control system. One large superconducting inductor (L1 in the figure below) is charged up by a 10kA power supply. Once ...
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n Gate to source capacitor in gate drive?

I'm designing a gate drive and I saw in a reference design this circuit, what would be the explanation for placing a capacitor between gate-source of the MOSFET (or IGBT)? I've read that a resistor is ...
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Infineon IPOSIM tool for IGBT thermal loss calculations

I used the infineon IPOSIM power tool for simulating a motor drive for my required conditions and got the results for a custom input drive cycle. The results were given as power dissipation per IGBT(...
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Can a 3 phase IGBT based front end converter work without line reactor?

I have been working on developing a 3 phase active power filter, which has a 3 phase IGBT bidirectional converter. I have been able to develop APFC (Active Power Filter Converter) with the line ...
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IGBT confusion with determining Ic

For this IGBT I-V curve say I have a Vge of 10V and no biasing resistor on the collector with 5 Volts being supplied by some supply providing up to x watts. According to this I-V curve this should be ...
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Ringing issue in high-side IGBT connected transmission line

I am trying to charge a transmission line (Z0=4.4 ohms, propagation delay=1.4 ns) by a HV (1-1000 V, 600 mA) power supply through a 1700 V rated IGBT (S1). The charged transmission line gets ...
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Why Dspic304011 Controller's PWM stucks to 50% duty cycle when DC link Voltage is turned onn before the gate votlage turned onn in SPWM inverter.?

I have implemented SPWM inverter that take input from grid (230V AC) and convert this to DC link voltage 320V and this DC link voltage is converter to desire frequency. The gate driver IR2136 is used ...
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Isolated Power Supplies for Inverter Gate Drivers

I am using a 3-Phase IPM IGBT Inverter Module in motor driver. This module has built-in gate drivers which require 4 Isolated power supplies for their operation. In all I have to design 5 Isolated ...
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Intelligent IGBT Module for Motor drive [closed]

I am looking for IGBT module for motor drive.. Approx. 50A, 1200V rating. 7 Pack module, Including Inverter + Brake circuit + Built-in drivers For this I have found a module and it's datasheet ...
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high side driver failure

I am having 100% failure rate trying to get this high side driver to operate. The failure happens as soon as the 5v logic signal is turned on. I have had straight shorts from VDD to GND, and I have ...
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Zero Voltage in a power semiconductor chip

In an ON-mode silicon IGBT chip operating within a real power module, is the collector contact fixed at 0 V or emitter? What about Power SiC MOSFET? enter link description here
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IGBT transistor with auxiliary emitter

Recently I discovered, that some IGBT transistors in IGBT modules have the second pin for an emitter, called auxiliary emitter. In the picture above 2nd and 4th pins are auxiliary emitters. This is ...
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What causes random ringing in my inverter?

I'm currently redesigning the inverter for driving my induction heater. While I've sorted out most problems I encountered I'm still struggling with the actual inverter. Picture 1 shows the waveform ...
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inverter circuit

My inverter only produces about 8 volt output while the supply is as high as 20vdc, what's wrong with my inverter circuit ? ...
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TO-247 High Voltage pin clearance

I am using IXYH16N170CV1 IGBT's mounted at the edge of a PCB. The legs will be long and bent back to reach the heatsink shown in the image. This device is rated for 1700 V and 16 A. My nominal ...
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Temperature-dependent leakage current in IGBTs

On one hand, the leakage current of power electronics modules such as IGBTs depends on the temperature. On the other hand, the temperature distribution on the IGBT chips is significantly non-uniform ...
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1A relay replace by IGBT

Is it possible to use IGBT to replace a relay , previous i use EV-200 (1A relay) to switch DC 600V 500A like the pic below Now i want to use IGBT to replace, but i have no idea about how it be just ...
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How to tell if an IGBT is latched or broken?

I recently bought an IXXH80N65B4 high voltage/current IGBT. I had it wired according to the circuit below, which is part of a coil gun. After successfully firing the gun twice, I used the same IGBT ...
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Does the lack of a primary DC blocking capacitor cause my tesla coil driver to explode?

Lately I've been tinkering with an SSTC half-bridge driver. I've ran a couple of tests using relatively low input voltages ~50V and the IGBTS seemed to do fine, there was no noticeable heating at all. ...
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Choosing a suitable power supply for a MOSFET driver chip

I would like to use the TC4427 MOSFET driver chip, in order to switch the current through the IGBT AUIRG4PH50S, which will be placed in series with a resistive load. The power supply providing the ...
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What limits the number of MOSFETs/IGBTs in Series / Parallel

I was looking at HVDC systems out of curiosity and I have a question that I have not exactly found an answer for. In HVDC converter, because of the high voltage (Tens/Hundreds of kV) they have to ...
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Bipolar transistor. Unknown graphs

I read a course about power transistors and I encountered these graphs The chapter is talking about safe operation of BJT. Can anyone tell me what those graphs are ? (And how to read them).
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IGBT destroyed. Help me identify any potential problems

I am trying to build an inductive oven control (for temperatures up to 1500 C), that controls the temperature by turning on the the inductive oven on and off like a commercial inductive hotplate. ...
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What might be the reason for improper turn on of IGBT

Here I am applying 3-phase rectified dc to the non-isolated boost converter, the magnitude of applied voltage is 450V and desired o/p voltage is 475V. Switching frequency of PWM is 28k. I am using ...
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Question on the right PWM frequency for Permanent Magnet DC Motors

I know that there are some posts in this site about this question. I don't know if there's a way to find out the "ideal" PWM frequency for motor control. Usually they recommend to be safe in a range ...
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Collisions of Thermal Impedances

As shown in the picture below, thermal impedances of an IGBT device depends on the temperature. However, there is a strange phenomenon as follows. While with increasing the temperature, steady-state ...
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Is there an industry-wide name for anti-parallel diodes across an IGBT module's collector and emitter?

For example, this datasheet refers to a 'freewheeling' diode and a 'boost' diode. The upper diode is the freewheeling diode, right? If you wanted to switch an inductive load with a single such module,...
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Question on current sensor sampling

I'm using this current sensor TLI4970-D050T4 located at the emitter leg of a power IGBT. This transistor is being switched at 10 kHz. How do I choose the convenient sampling frequency for the sensor? ...
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IGBT and MOSFET for driving motor

I have a question that in motor driving application, by using power MOSFET, it must be in saturation region, is this right? And for IGBT, in which region it must be to act as a switching device?
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Maximum switching frequency

Is it possible to calculate maximum switching frequency of IGBT having only datasheet in hands? https://www.semikron.com/dl/service-support/downloads/download/semikron-datasheet-skm200gal173d-...
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HO defaults “On” on high side/low side driver

I have an application where I need to drive 2 piezoactuators in a push-pull arrangement (voltage 180deg out of phase with each other) where the charge/discharge time is about 50 microseconds and the ...
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Ic and Vce equations of IGBT

I know in IGBTs while operating, parameters Ic (collector current) and Vce (collector-emitter voltage) are Tj (junction temperature) and Vge (gate-emitter voltage) dependent. Is there anything else ...
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Calculation of Vce from Ic-Vge Characteristic

We have found the Ic-Vge (collector current vs gate-emitter voltage) characteristic of an IGBT device as shown below at a high Vce (collector-emitter voltage) value (here 20V) from the datasheet (...
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IGBT failure and protection

I have a 3-phase bridge rectifier (shown below). I am using an IGBT (STGE200NB60S) to limit the inrush current from the capacitors at start up. I also added the NTC thermisters to help with the inrush ...
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Ic-Vge IGBT Curve

In the figure below, presented in the manufacturer datasheet, you can see the Ic-Vge curve of an IGBT device. As mentioned, it has been drawn at Vce=20V. What does this equality mean? Can we have such ...
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Is this the correct way to calculate IGBT power loss?

I am having trouble obtaining the power dissipation of IGBTs. It does not have a buit in diode and it isn't driving an inductive load. So I read in an application note that IGBT power losses are ...
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How does carrier frequency and pulse width modulation in a VFD work together to control AC motor speed?

There is a lot of online information about this but there is also a lot of contradictory information. What is carrier frequency exactly and does it stay the same or does it vary? I understand the ...