International Rectifier's new brochure details the company's PlugNDrive(TM) intelligent power module that is said to deliver a complete power stage for appliance motor drives. The modules are said to represent a sophisticated, integrated solution for 3-phase motor drives used in a variety of appliances. They utilize NPT (non-punch-through) IGBTs matched with ultra-soft recovery diodes to minimize EMI generation. According to the company, in addition to the IGBT power switches, the modules contain a 6-output monolithic driver chip, matched to the IGBTs to generate the most efficient power switch consistent with minimum noise generation and maximum ruggedness.
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