Automotive IGBTs are the ideal switch for high-voltage applications in both conventional cars and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs). Thanks to their high switching frequency and short-circuit rating, they enable high efficiency and robust automotive designs. Defined in cooperation with the world’s leading car manufacturers and automotive part suppliers, ST’s IGBTs qualification flow meets the most stringent automotive requirements.

Main characteristics:

Planar IGBTs

  • ESD gate-emitter protection and gate-collector clamp diodes for ignition systems
  • Logic and standard level gate drives
  • Low saturation voltage
  • High pulsed current capability

Trench-gate field-stop IGBTs

  • Low saturation voltage
  • Tight parameter distribution
  • Safer paralleling (positive temperature coefficient for collector-emitter saturation voltage (VCEsat))
  • Low thermal resistance
     
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