International Rectifier Rolls Out 600V Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors

International Rectifier, IR® (NYSE:IRF), a world leader in power management technology, introduced a family of 600V insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs) that reduces power dissipation by up to 30 percent in uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and solar inverter applications up to 3 kW. The new application-specific devices use IR’s latest-generation field stop trench technology to reduce conduction and switching losses, and are optimized for switching at 20 kHz with low short circuit requirements, enabling higher efficiency power conversion in UPS and solar inverter applications.

“Traditionally, IGBT devices have excessive switching losses at the frequencies used in UPS and solar inverters. IR’s new Trench IGBT devices have lower switching energy coupled with low conduction losses. These lower losses provide higher efficiency, reducing the size of the unit and the cost of power generation to the end user,” said Carl Blake, IR’s product marketing director, Energy Saving Products.

Co-packaged with ultrafast soft recovery diodes, the new family of IGBTs has lower collector-to-emitter saturation voltage (VCE(on)) and total switching energy (ETS) than punch-through (PT) and non-punch-through (NPT) type IGBTs. In addition, the internal ultrafast soft recovery diode improves efficiency and reduces EMI.

Availability and Pricing
Pricing for the devices begins at US$0.68 for the IRGB4059DPbF, US$0.82 for the IRGB4045DPbF, US$0.84 for the IRGB4060DPbF, US$1.00 for the IRGB4064DPbF and US$2.79 for the IRGP4063DPbF each in 10,000-unit quantities. Production orders are available immediately. The devices are RoHS compliant and prices are subject to change.

About International Rectifier
International Rectifier (NYSE:IRF) is a world leader in power management technology. IR’s analog and mixed signal ICs, advanced circuit devices, integrated power systems and components enable high performance computing and reduce energy waste from motors, the world’s single largest consumer of electricity. Leading manufacturers of computers, energy efficient appliances, lighting, automobiles, satellites, aircraft and defense systems rely on IR’s power management benchmarks to power their next generation products.