Fairchild Semiconductor’s Shorted-Anode IGBTs Provide High Reliability and Superior Switching for High-Power Induction Heating Applications

High-Voltage IGBTs Reduce Overall System Costs, Board Size and Total Power Losses

SAN JOSE, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — January 28, 2013 — High-power and high-frequency induction heating (IH) appliances require lower conduction losses and superior switching performance in order to achieve higher efficiency and system reliability in applications such as IH rice cookers, table-top induction cookers and inverter-based microwave ovens. Fairchild Semiconductor’s (NYSE: FCS) high-voltage field-stop shorted-anode trench IGBTs provide designers with a highly efficient, cost-effective solution to these design challenges.

Improve System Reliability, Reduce Power Losses: Energy Efficient, Field Stop Shorted-Anode IGBT Tec ...

Improve System Reliability, Reduce Power Losses: Energy Efficient, Field Stop Shorted-Anode IGBT Technology (Photo: Business Wire)

Ranging from 1100-1400V, this new product family is optimized with intrinsic anti-parallel diodes for soft switching applications. With advancements over the typical non-punch-through (NPT) IGBT technology, Fairchild’s shorted-anode silicon technology offers a lower saturation voltage of over 12 percent less than the same rating NPT-trench IGBT. Additionally, when compared to the competitor’s IGBT offerings, this product family offers a lower tail-current rate of over 20 percent. These rich features allow Fairchild’s advanced IGBTs to provide better thermal performance, higher efficiency and reduced power losses.

Features and Benefits:

  • High-speed switching frequency range: 10 to 50 kHz
  • Lowest tail-current in industry for improved switching loss (FGA20S140P)
  • Low saturation voltage drop than existing NPT trench IGBTs
  • Robust pot detection noise immunity for reliability
  • High temperature stable behavior: Tj(max) = 175 degree C
  • RoHS compliant (Pb-free lead plating)

Packaging and Pricing Information (in US 1,000 quantity pieces)
Samples available upon request - Delivery 8-12 weeks ARO

Available in a TO-3P 3L package:

Available in a TO-247 3L package:

Fairchild Semiconductor’s field-stop shorted-anode trench IGBTs provide industry-leading technology to meet the energy efficiency and form factor challenges encountered in today’s designs. These applications are part of Fairchild’s energy efficient power analog ICs, power discrete and optoelectronics solutions that maximize energy savings in power-sensitive applications.

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