IGBT Gate driver

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by nubcookie, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. nubcookie

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    Apr 27, 2009
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    Hi Guys

    I have been told to learn how a gate driver works and really dont have a clue, ive searched the net but not too sure if the results are what i want.

    If anyone could give me some links to pages that explain how gate drivers work in general i would really appreciate it

    Thanks
     
  2. beenthere

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    Why not start with researching how an IGBT works and what it necessary to control the gate? IXYS and International Rectifier both make IGBT's.
     
  3. jpanhalt

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  4. 3ldon

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    A google search for "IGBT gate driver returns hundreds of documents, as do the suggections at the bottom of the first page
    igbt gate drive optocouplerigbt gate drive datasheetigbt gate drive projectshcpl 314jhigh voltage gate drivermosfet gate driverigbt gate driverigbt gate drive circuitso me thinks you are looking for a textbook answer.
    IGBT's and fets are a voltage controlled device with a high input capacitance requiring high quality drivers to minimise on and off transition times
     
  5. nubcookie

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    Apr 27, 2009
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    cheers for the fast replies guys!

    I think im starting to get it! :)
     
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