New IGBT and MOSFET motor driver for high-energy applications

01-05-2015 | Farnell element14 | Power

Farnell element14 now stocks Vishay's VOW3120 new IGBT and MOSFET motor driver for alternative energy, welding equipment and many other high-energy applications. Featuring an LED optically coupled to an integrated circuit with a power output stage, the optocoupler is ideally suited to driving power IGBTs and MOSFETs used in motor control and inverter applications. The high operating voltage range of the output stage provides the drive voltages required by gate controlled devices. The voltage and current supplied by the VOW3120 make it ideal for directly driving IGBTs with ratings up to 1200V/100A. For IGBTs with higher ratings, the VOW3120 can be used to drive a discrete power stage which drives the IGBT gate. The VOW3120 provides higher isolation for applications operating at higher working voltages, and or higher pollution degree criteria. Higher VIORM, VIOTM, creepage and clearance distances make the VOW3120 ideal for many industrial control and power conversion applications.

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