I am looking at using an IGBT transistor for a project I am working on. The datasheet states that the Gate Voltage is +/- 20volts. I am trying to use this to amplify the 40kHz, +6/-6volt signal from a 555 timer. The question is, can I use a voltage amplifier to get the signal up to 20 volts to provide the positive and negative bias for the IGBT or do I need to use an IGBT driver chip? I have built a couple audio style amplifiers but this is the first time I have used an IGBT.