Single-Channel SCALE-2 Plug-and-Play Driver for 4500 V Press-Pack IGBT (PPI) Modules

Optical I/O Interface
SCALE™-2 Technology
Dynamic Advanced Active Clamping (DAAC)
Applied double-sided Conformal Coating


Key Benefits

The SCALE-2 ASIC chipset uses sophisticated digital control techniques to reduce component count by as much as 85% compared with conventional solutions, significantly increasing reliability.


The 1SP0351 single-channel plug-and-play gate driver is based on the SCALE-2 chip set. It is optimized for operation of 4500 V Press-Pack IGBT power modules from manufacturers such as Toshiba, Westcode and ABB.

The gate driver features optical interfaces and a built-in DC/DC power supply with basic isolation. Enhanced level of protection is provided by implemented short-circuit monitoring.

Power Integrations’ Dynamic Advanced Active Clamping allows an extended DC-link voltage range in IGBT off-state for up to 60 s.

Key Features

Highly Integrated, Compact Footprint

  • Sophisticated digital control in custom mixed signal ASIC
  • Ready-to-use gate driver solution optimized for Press-Pack IGBTs with 4500 V blocking voltage
  • Single channel gate driver
  • Optical interface
  • ±50 A peak output gate current
  • 1.8 W output power at maximum ambient temperature
  • -40 °C to +85 °C operating ambient temperature

Protection and Safety Features

  • Undervoltage lock-out (UVLO) protection for primary-side (low voltage side) and secondary-side (high voltage side)
  • Power semiconductor short-circuit protection
  • Dynamic Advanced Active Clamping (DAAC) with dv/dt-feedback
  • Applied double sided conformal coating

Full Safety and Regulatory Compliance

  • 100% production partial discharge test for DC/DC-transformer
  • 100% production HIPOT compliance testing at 10.2 kVRMS for DC/DC-transformer
  • Clearance and creepage distances between primary and secondary side meet requirements for basic isolation according to IEC 61800-5-1


  • Medium voltage drives
  • Railway main inverters
  • Other industrial applications

Data Sheets

Driver Description Status* (V) (A) Manufacturer
1SP0351V2B0C-5SNA3000K452300 Single-Channel IGBT Driver Active 4500 3000 ABB
1SP0351V2A0C-5SNA3000K452300 Single-Channel IGBT Driver Active 4500 3000 ABB
1SP0351V2B0C-5SNA2000K452300 Single-Channel IGBT Driver Active 4500 2000 ABB
1SP0351V2A0C-5SNA2000K452300 Single-Channel IGBT Driver Active 4500 2000 ABB
1SP0351V2D0C-T2000BB45G Single-Channel IGBT Driver Active 4500 2000 IXYS UK Westcode
1SP0351V2C0C-T2000BB45G Single-Channel IGBT Driver Active 4500 2000 IXYS UK Westcode

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