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Fairchild Semiconductor's 650V Field Stop IGBTs Improve Efficiency, Enhance System Reliability in Power Conversion Applications


SAN JOSE, Calif. - March 26, 2012 - Designers of solar power inverters, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), and welding applications are challenged with improving energy efficiency with heat and thermal regulation while keeping component count low.

Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS) has developed a series of 650V IGBTs for photovoltaic inverter applications that help designers meet this industry challenge. For more information, and to order samples, visit:

Fairchild Semiconductor's Field Stop IGBT technology enables designers to develop a highly reliable system design with higher input voltage while offering optimum performance where low conduction and switching losses are essential. The 650V IGBTs feature high current handling capability, positive temperature coefficient, tight parameter distribution and a wide safe operating area.

The increased breakdown voltage improves reliability where negative ambient temperatures are present; as the temperature decreases the IGBT and FRD blocking voltage also decreases making this device particularly beneficial for PV solar inverters used in colder climates. Because careful selection of IGBTs and free-wheeling diodes are essential for maximum efficiency, the 650V IGBT provides fast and soft recovery that reduces power dissipation and achieves low turn-on and turn-off losses.

Features and Benefits:

Higher blocking voltage capability without sacrificing performance
Positive temperature co-efficient for easy parallel operation allowing paneling to run without heat to prevent a system overload
High current capability enables high power DC-AC conversion
Maximum junction temperature: TJ=175oC
Low saturation voltage: VCE(sat)= 1.9V(Typ.)@ Ic=40A / 60A rated current
Fast switching speed allows the system to maintain high efficiency
Low conduction and switching loss
Wide SOA (Safe Operating Area) - allows for higher power dissipation
Tight parameter distribution
ROHS compliant

Price: US $ in 1,000 quantity pieces

FGA40N65SMD: $2.98
FGA60N65SMD: $4.03

Availability: Samples available upon request.

Delivery: 8-12 weeks ARO

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