Four IGBTs from Rohm are automotive-rated
Four automotive-grade 1200V-rated IGBTs from Rohm Semiconductor, can be used for inverters used in electronics compressors and for switching circuits used in positive temperature coefficient (PTC) heaters.
The RGS series of AEC-Q101-compliant IGBTs are available in both 1200 and 650V-rated models. The series is claimed to deliver class-leading low conduction loss that contributes to reducing size and to improving efficiency.
Increased numbers of electric vehicles (EVs) boost demand for electric compressors driven with IGBT’s. In EVs, the power consumption of the compressor and heater affects the driving range, making improved efficiency desirable.
Another trend is the increase in battery capacity to improve driving range. In Europe, higher voltage batteries (800V) require power devices featuring low loss and higher withstand voltages, which increases the demand for both 650 and 1200V-rated IGBTs.
The four 1200V-rated IGBTs allow compact and efficient designs, with a short-circuit resistance of 10 micro second (Tj=25 degrees ) also ensures the reliability for automotive applications.
Rohm Semiconductor develops and manufactures a large product range from the low power microcontroller, power management, standard ICs, SiC diodes, MOSFETs and modules, power transistors and diodes, LEDs to passives components such as resistors, tantalum capacitors and LED display units and thermal printheads in manufacturing plants in Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, China and Europe.
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