Richardson RFPD introduces Power Integrations’ Scale-iDriver ICs

Available as 2.5, 5.0 and 8.0A peak output drive current devices, the Scale-iDrive family of integrated circuits (ICs) from Power Integrations are now available from distributor, Richardson RFPD.

Richardson RFPD has announced the availability and full design support capabilities for the Scale-iDriver family. The ICs from Power Integrations are galvanically isolated, single-channel, gate driver devices that range in output current from 2.5 to 8.0A, which is, says Power Integrations, the industry’s highest output current without an external booster.

The SID11x2K devices consist of a single-channel IGBT and MOSFET driver in Power Integrations’ low profile eSOP package with 9.5 mm creepage and clearance. Reinforced galvanic isolation is provided by Power Integrations’ solid insulator FluxLink technology. The up-to-8.0A peak output drive current enables the IC to drive devices up to 450A (typical) without requiring any additional active components. For gate drive requirements that exceed the standalone capability of the SID1182Ks, an external amplifier (or booster) may be added. Stable positive and negative voltages for gate control are provided by one unipolar isolated voltage source.

Additional features such as short-circuit protection (DESAT) with advanced soft shutdown (ASSD), under-voltage lockout (UVLO) for primary-side and secondary-side, and rail-to-rail output with temperature- and process-compensated output impedance guarantee safe operation, even in harsh conditions.

Other key features of the Scale-iDriver ICs are the 2.5A SID1132K model, the 5.0A SID1152K and 8.0A SID1182K devices. The Scale-iDriver ICs are suitable for 600, 650 and 1200V IGBT and MOSFET switches and operate at up to 250 kHz switching frequency. They also exhibit a low propagation delay time of 260 nanoseconds and a propagation delay jitter of ± five nanoseconds.

Operating range is -40 to +125 degree C (ambient).

Richardson RFPD is an Arrow Electronics company, specialising in the RF and wireless communications, power conversion and renewable energy markets. It supports customers designing components or engineering complete solutions, with design centres around the world.

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