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Overload robust IGBT design for SSCB application

Supono, I.; Urresti, J.; Castellazzi, Alberto; Flores, D.

Authors

I. Supono

J. Urresti

Alberto Castellazzi alberto.castellazzi@nottingham.ac.uk

D. Flores



Abstract

This paper presents an optimised power semiconductor architecture based on the CIGBT approach to be used in solid-state circuit breaker (SSCB) applications where the conduction losses have to be as low as possible without compromising the forward voltage blocking capability. Indeed, a high overcurrent turn-off and short-circuit withstand capabilities have to be ensured. Starting from a standard NPT-IGBT design for switching applications, the results show that the proposed device, which is optimised by the application of the individual clustered concept, offers a reduction in conduction losses of 13%, without compromise on voltage blocking capability. An original design solution is implemented to further ensure short-circuit and overload turn-off capabilities at maximum ambient temperature and twice the nominal rated current.

Journal Article Type Article
Journal Microelectronics Reliability
Print ISSN 0026-2714
Electronic ISSN 0026-2714
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 54
Issue 9/10
APA6 Citation Supono, I., Urresti, J., Castellazzi, A., & Flores, D. (in press). Overload robust IGBT design for SSCB application. Microelectronics Reliability, 54(9/10), doi:10.1016/j.microrel.2014.07.146
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.microrel.2014.07.146
Keywords Robust; Power device; IGBT; SSCB
Publisher URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0026271414003485
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf

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