SiC BJT Driver applied to a 2 kW Inverter : performances and limitations
Conference: CIPS 2010 - 6th International Conference on Integrated Power Electronics Systems
03/16/2010 - 03/18/2010 at Nuremberg, Germany
Proceedings: CIPS 2010
Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDFPersonal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title
Tournier, Dominique; Bevilacqua, Pascal; Brosselard, Pierre; Planson, Dominique; Allard, Bruno (Université de Lyon, CNRS, Laboratoire Ampère, INSA-Lyon, Ampere, UMR 5005, 69621, France)
The control of a SiC bipolar transistor may look like the control of its Si counterpart, but not quite in fact. This paper presents a discrete base driver for a SiC bipolar transistor and validates its performances in ambient temperature while the SiC BJT is operated at high temperature. Performances and limitations of a 2 kW SiC-BJT based inverter are investigated.