Category | Driver ICs

Driver and LED Companies must Work Together to Achieve High-Efficiency, Practical LED Lighting

Posted on 27 May 2013

      The story of a PAR 38 LED spotlight design Delivering real-world LED lighting systems that live up to their billing – reduced power consumption, increased life, improved efficiency – has not proved to be a simple task. Of course, LED lighting is being increasingly used in many applications, but there have been [...]

Compact and Powerful 600V Half Bridge Driver ICs for Consumer Electronics and Home Appliances

Posted on 30 April 2013

      Developers of consumer electronics and home appliances strive continuously for higher efficiency of applications and smaller form factors. One area of interest in power supply design is that the switching behaviour and power losses of new power MOSFETs, such as the latest generations of CoolMOS™ with dramatically reduced gate charges, can be [...]

Driving IGBTs in Parallel is Plug-and-Play

Posted on 02 August 2012

      A new compact family of IGBT drivers provides better silicon usage and reduces the overall cost of high-power systems By Olivier Garcia, CT-Concept Technologie AG   High-voltage/high-current drivers are a vital element of power electrical systems. In power converter applications such as traction, HVDC, medium-voltage drives or renewables, the performance of the [...]

Low-Cost Highly Integrated Gate Driver Core

Posted on 10 July 2012

    SCALE-2 Simplifies Custom-Specific Solutions The highly integrated SCALE-2 chipset allows the time-to-market, development effort and production cost of custom-specific IGBT gate drivers to be dramatically reduced. As an example, the new 2SD300C17 is presented that is compatible with the 2ED300C17 from Infineon in mechanical, functional and parametric terms. The chipset has been developed [...]

Driving Zero Emissions by SCALE-2

Posted on 29 June 2012

      A flexible and competitive solution for converter systems of the class below 100kW CONCEPT has designed the most compact plug-and-play drivers on the market for the latest automotive IGBT modules from a range of manufacturers. These designs demonstrate the outstanding capabilities of SCALE-2 technology in exploiting the full power of the challenging [...]

High Frequency Carrying Gate Drive

Posted on 29 June 2012

      A small simply circuitry makes it possible For the “Synchronous bridge rectifier with microcontroller on the mains” was developed a special “high side carrying gate drive circuitry”. The developer and author decided to make it simple, fast and reliable at the same time. By Milan Marjanovic, Texas Instruments   High side gate [...]

Designing for Quality

Posted on 29 June 2012

      Setting the industry standard  The power electronics industry is conservative by nature, and this is by no means a coincidence. The consequences of failure in medium and high voltage power switching applications are simply unacceptable, and this is reflected in the cautious adoption of new technologies. Applications such as traction drives, HVDC, [...]

Prime(PACK) Time for SCALE-2

Posted on 01 April 2008

      New Plug & Play driver for PrimePACK modules plus a look into planar transformer gate drivers. Two distinctively different gate driver solutions are presented that both have one mission: to make power designer’s life a little less complicated. Each driver relies on the highly integrated SCALE-2 chipset for fast and dependable signal [...]

Smart Power Chip Tuning

Posted on 01 May 2007

    Next Generation of Highly-Integrated IGBT Gate Drivers The SCALE-2 chipset helps designers to optimize switching performance, reliability and scalability as well as application flexibility and time-to-market. It is specifically optimized to fit various IGBTs and applications ranging from 150A to 3600A and 1200V to 3300V but is also preconfigured to allow application-specific customization. [...]

Coreless Transformer Provides Innovative Features

Posted on 01 January 2007

      The expansion of the EiceDRIVER-family Coreless transformer technology was introduced in the market by Infineon Technologies in 2003 [1, 2] as a core technology for IGBT gate drive ICs. Coreless transformer technology may be either used to replace half-bridge drivers, which use level shifters, or to replace optocouplers. By Wolfgang Frank, Bernhard [...]