Infineon Technologies is now offering the EiceDRIVER 1EDC Compact 300mm family of single channel gate driver ICs. With an insulation test voltage of V ISO = 2500 V(rms) for 60 sec these galvanically isolated drivers are recognised under UL 1577. Due to their high switching frequency of up to 1,000kHz they do not only drive IGBTs, but can also be integrated in demanding SiC MOSFET topologies.
A wide variety of applications profits from these characteristics, e.g. photovoltaic string inverters, uninterruptable power supply, EV charging stations, industrial drives, welding equipment, and CAVs.
The 1EDC Compact family provides a 300 mil wide body package for an increased creepage distance of 8mm leading to the UL1577 acknowledged insulation.
Furthermore, the driver ICs feature improved thermal behaviour and can drive power devices with up to 40V output voltage. They are marked by a well-matched propagation delay of 120ns (typical, max 150ns).
Based on Infineon’s 1,200V coreless transformer technology, the gate drivers enable a common mode transient immunity great than 100kV/μs. Additionally, the1EDC Compact can provide current drive strengths of up to 10A on separate output pins for sourcing and sinking.