Gate drivers for SiC, IGBTs deliver fast short-circuit protection
EP&T MagazineElectronics Interconnect Semiconductors gate drivers IGBT MOSFET SiC
POWER INTEGRATIONS SCALE-2 2SP0230T2x0 dual-channel, plug-and-play gate drivers, for 62mm silicon-carbide (SiC) MOSFET and silicon IGBT modules, are rated up to 1700V, with enhanced protection features to ensure safe, reliable operation. Devices deploy short-circuit protection in less than two microseconds, protecting the compact SiC MOSFETs against damaging over-currents. Devices also include advanced active clamping (AAC) to protect the switches against over-voltage during turn-off, enabling higher dc link operating voltages.