Gate Driver Reference Design Boards provide minimum pulse suppression.

Press Release Summary:

Available in RDHP-1526 and RDHP-1608 models, Gate Driver Reference Design Boards are suitable for IBGT power modules up to 800 V DC-link voltages. Units provide 0 V/ 5 V command input logic and status output logic. RDHP-1608 model offers a low component count with an 8 A output current whereas RDHP-1526 comes with 15 A booster stage and basic active clamping. These board's design features short-circuit detection option.

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Richardson RFPD Announces Availability of Two New Gate Driver Reference Design Boards from Power Integrations

General-purpose base board for SCALE™-iDriver SID1182K available with and without booster stage

Richardson RFPD, Inc. today announced the availability and full design support capabilities for two new gate driver reference design boards from Power Integrations, Inc.

The new general-purpose base boards are for Power Integrations’ SCALE™-iDriver SID1182K, a galvanically-isolated single-channel gate driver IC device with 8 A output current that enables the product to drive devices up to 450 A (typical) without requiring any additional active components. For gate drive requirements that exceed the stand-alone capability of the SID1182K, an external amplifier (booster) may be added.

The new reference boards are available with (RDHP-1526) and without (RDHP-1608) the booster stage. The boards are suitable for IBGT power modules in various housings and up to 800 V DC-link voltage and include electrical interfaces. RDHP-1526 features a 15 A booster stage and basic active clamping. RDHP-1608 provides a low component count with an 8 A output current. Both reference designs include short-circuit detection with advanced soft shutdown.

Additional features of the RDHP-1526 and RDHP-1608 include:

  • 0 V / 5 V command input logic
  • 0 V / 5 V status output logic
  • Minimum pulse suppression
  • 5 V supply voltage
  • Single PCB solution with soldered-in gate driver IC

To find more information or to purchase these products today online, please visit the RDHP-1526 and RDHP-1608 webpages. The devices are also available by calling 1-800-737-6937 (within North America); or please find your local sales engineer (worldwide) at Local Sales Support. To learn about additional products from Power Integrations, please visit the Power Integrations storefront webpage.

About Richardson RFPD

Richardson RFPD, an Arrow Electronics company, is a global leader in the RF and wireless communications, power conversion and renewable energy markets. It brings relationships with many of the industry’s top radio frequency and power component suppliers. Whether it’s designing components or engineering complete solutions, Richardson RFPD’s worldwide design centers and technical sales team provide comprehensive support for customers’ go-to-market strategy, from prototype to production.

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