What is an IGBT chip

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by davejo, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. davejo

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    can anyone explain to me what IGBT chip means ?
     
  2. ErnieM

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    I come from that world where we routinely do this stuff. What you need is commonly refereed to as a "chip geometry." Your company may have them on file (incomming inspections needs them to even start using parts), or your engineering department may keep a catalog. Lastly, the vendor who sold you the part should have it and typically will send/email you a copy.

    I've found manufacturers really are not interested in the chip market and will be long to respond. The reseller vendors will typically be very responsive.
     
  3. strantor

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    OP is long gone; Davejo somehow necroposted asking about what an IGBT chip means.
     
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  5. WBahn

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    Do a Google search for "IGBT".

    It is an Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor, basically a FET input and a BJT output. They are used mostly for switching applications and have good high speed switching characteristics and can handle pretty high power pulses.
     
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