The 1SC2060P is the latest, highest power member of Power Integrations driver core family. The high-performance SCALE-2 driver core targets high-power single-channel IGBT and MOSFET applications such as induction heating, resonant and high-frequency power conversion as well as parallel gate driving of large modules.
The use of planar transformer technology enables significant improvements in power density, noise immunity, and reliability.
Equipped with the latest SCALE-2 chipset, the gate driver supports switching at up to 500 kHz with best-in-class efficiency. The 1SC2060P effectively comprises a complete single-channel IGBT driver core, fully-equipped with an isolated DC/DC converter, short-circuit protection, Advanced Active Clamping, and supply-voltage monitoring.
With its extremely compact outline of 44 mm x 74 mm and a total height of just 7 mm, the 1SC2060P delivers high power density in an attractive form factor. The highly-integrated SCALE-2 chipset reduces component count by 80% compared to conventional solutions, thus significantly increasing reliability and reducing costs.
An embedded-paralleling capability allows easy inverter design covering higher power ratings.
Merging 60 A gate current with 20 W output power makes the 1SC2060P the ultimate high-power driver platform for both single and parallel gate driving of large IGBT modules. In the dedicated IGBT mode, the driver provides a gate voltage swing of +15 V / –10 V. The turn-on voltage is regulated to maintain a stable 15 V regardless of the output power level.
Superior EMC performance allows reliable operation even in industry’s harshest environments. The 1SC2060P is suited for high-power IGBTs with blocking voltages up to 1700 V.
With its high output power, very short delay, and extremely small jitter, the 1SC2060P driver core has been specifically designed for high-power and ultra-fast switching, fully exploiting the capabilities of state-of-the-art MOS power devices.
Benefits in Fast-Switching Applications
Fast switching not only requires high drive power and maximum frequency but also relies on tight control over crucial parameters such as the driver’s delay time and the associated jitter. A fast driver with a short delay introduces significantly less phase lag into the power system’s control loop. Less phase lag is of great importance for maintaining the stability of the control loop, thus allowing the benefits of fast switching to be fully exploited.
The 1SC2060P shares SCALE-2 high performance figures for fast signal transmission featuring a delay time of less than 80ns and extremely low jitter of less than ±1ns. It is this unique combination of high output power and stable precision that makes the 1SC2060P a highly-suitable choice for optimized systems, where tight control over timing margins is mandatory.