Magnachip unveils a new 650V IGBT for solar inverters

Magnachip Semiconductor has unveiled the MBQ75T65P, a  650V insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) for solar inverters.

The current density is improved by 30 per cent compared to the prior generation, claimed the company. This IGBT is also designed to provide a minimum short circuit withstand time of five microseconds and it is optimised for parallel switching because of its positive temperature co-efficient. It is designed with advanced “field stop trench technology” for fast switching speed and high breakdown voltages. The IGBT’s parallel switching will increase the load current and thus the maximum output power, explained Magnachip.  

In addition, the 650V IGBT features anti-parallel diodes for fast switching and low switching loss, while guaranteeing a maximum operating junction temperature of 175 degrees C. Based on standards issued by JEDEC (the Joint Electron Device Engineering Council), the IGBT can be widely used for applications requiring strict power levels and high efficiency, such as solar boost inverters and converters, uninterruptible power supplies and universal power inverters.

The MBQ75T65P joins the 1200V MBQ40T120Q IGBT. Both are supplied in a TP-247 package.

“With this new product, we are expanding our efforts to deliver high-performance products for the eco-friendly renewable energy market,” commented YJ Kim, CEO of Magnachip.

Mass production will begin this month.

As environmental impacts from climate change are becoming more severe, the use of renewable energy such as solar power continues to expand globally to reduce carbon emissions. Omdia, a global market research firm, estimates that the global market for IGBTs in the renewable energy sector will grow by 15 per cent annually from 2022 to 2025.

Magnachip Semiconductor is a designer and manufacturer of analogue and mixed-signal semiconductor platform solutions for communications, IoT, consumer, computing, industrial and automotive applications. The company provides a broad range of standard products to customers worldwide. Magnachip has engineering, design and manufacturing process expertise, more than 40 years of operating history, and a portfolio of approximately 1,150 registered patents and pending applications.

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