International Rectifier (El Segundo, CA) has released automotive-qualified 600 V IGBTs optimized for variable speed motor control and power supply applications used in electric and hybrid vehicles. The new devices cover a broad current range and offer a short-circuit rating of ≥5µs.

The IGBTs also offer low Vce(on) and positive Vce(on) temperature coefficient for various motor drive systems from electric air conditioning to main traction inverters requiring high power density from 24 to 160A. Additional features common to the family include square reverse bias safe operating area (SRBSOA), integrated soft recovery diode, and junction temperature of 175°C (max).