Industry-Leading 1800V RC-IGBT with Monolithic Integrated Diode
Integrated, high-temperature device minimises component count while meeting performance demands of latest voltage resonator inverter switching designs
Düsseldorf, Germany, 12th September 2012 - Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has announced an IGBT with an integrated reverse recovery diode that offers an industry-leading voltage rating of 1800V. The GT40WR21 will be ideal for induction heating and induction cooking designs and other applications demanding high-performance voltage resonator inverter switching.
The GT40WR21 1800V N-channel RC-IGBT (Reverse Conducting IGBT) consists of a freewheeling diode monolithically integrated into an IGBT chip. The TO247-equivalent package TO-3P (N) measures just 15.5mm x 20.0mm x 4.5mm. Ultra high-speed switching is supported by a typical IGBT fall time of only 0.15µs.
Toshiba’s new device is rated for a collector current (IC) of 40A and can handle peak currents of 80A for 1ms. Typical saturation voltage at 40A is only 2.9V. Maximum collector power dissipation at 25°C is 375W. The integrated diode is rated for a forward current of 20A and a peak current (for 100µs) of 80A.
As with previous models in Toshiba’s N-channel IGBT family, the GT40WR21 can support high-temperature operation with a maximum junction temperature (Tj) of 175°C. Low turn-off switching losses ensure high-efficiency operation.
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Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) is the European electronic components business of Toshiba Corporation, which is ranked among the world’s largest semiconductor vendors. TEE offers one of the industry's broadest IC and discrete product lines including high-end memory, microcontrollers, ASICs, ASSPs and display products for automotive, multimedia, industrial, telecoms and networking applications. The company also has a wide range of power semiconductor solutions as well as storage products like HDDs, SSDs, SD Cards and USB sticks.
TEE was formed in 1973 in Neuss, Germany, providing design, manufacturing, marketing and sales and now has headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany, with subsidiaries in France, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. TEE employs approximately 300 people in Europe. Company president is Mr. Takashi Nagasawa.
Toshiba Corporation is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 550 consolidated companies, with 202,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing US$74 billion.
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