Tech Chat with Analog Devices: Short Circuit Protection Using Isolated Gate Drivers
Part of our Tech Chat series
Gate drivers provide the first line of defense against short-circuit faults on power semiconductor devices. When comparing different types of power semiconductor technologies – IGBTs v. silicon carbide, for example – there are differences in the short circuit withstand capabilities. This Tech Chat discusses reasons for SiC module failure and how a gate driver’s fast fault detection and protection can improve reliability of a SiC device.
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