Power Integrations today announced an expansion of its SCALE-iDriver™ family of galvanically isolated single-channel gate driver ICs. The new devices support IGBT blocking voltages up to 1700 V, which are generally used in 400 VAC and 690 VAC line applications. They are also ideal for the latest three-level topology photovoltaic inverters and for photovoltaic arrays leveraging the new 1500 V DC bus standard. The expanded 1700 V SCALE-iDriver family allows OEMs to use the same highly integrated, safe and reliable driver technology across a range of solutions.
Comments Michael Hornkamp, senior director of marketing for high-power products at Power Integrations: "With the launch of our new 1700 V SCALE-iDriver ICs, manufacturers can use the same platform across all applications – from 400 VAC to 690 VAC line – simplifying their design process. FluxLink technology supercedes commonly used but problematic optocouplers and SCALE technology ensures compact, robust and reliable designs that are simple and quick to create."
To learn more, visit the 1700 V SCALE-iDriver product page.