IR Introduces Rugged, Reliable 600V IC for General Purpose Automotive Drive Applications

Mar 18, 2010 | Market News

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — International Rectifier, IR® (NYSE: IRF), a world leader in power management technology, today introduced the AUIRS2301S 600V IC for automotive motor drives, micro inverter drives and general purpose three-phase inverter applications.

The AUIRS2301S is a rugged, general purpose driver IC with independent high- and low-side referenced output channels, offering a gate drive supply range from 5V to 20V. The device's output drivers feature a high-pulse current buffer stage designed for minimum driver cross-conduction while the floating channel can be used to drive N-channel power MOSFETs or IGBTs in the high-side configuration operating up to 600V. Additionally, the IC features negative voltage spike (-Vs) immunity to protect the system against catastrophic events during high-current switching and short circuit conditions.

"The AUIRS2301S expands IR's portfolio of 600V ICs designed specifically to address the needs of demanding general purpose drives used in harsh automotive environments such as under-the-hood applications that require a rugged, reliable and flexible solution," said Marzak Li, product marketing manager, IR's Automotive Products Business Unit.

The new device, which is 3.3V, 5V and 15V logic compatible with standard CMOS or LSTTL output, also features output current capability of 120mA/250mA, under-voltage lockout and matched propagation delays for both channels, outputs in phase with inputs, and lower di/dt gate driver for better noise immunity.

The AUIRS2301S utilizes IR's advanced high-voltage IC process which incorporates next-generation high-voltage level-shifting and termination technology to deliver superior electrical over-stress protection and higher field reliability.

The IC is qualified according to AEC-Q100 standards, features an environmentally friendly, lead-free and RoHS compliant bill of materials, and is part of IR's automotive quality initiative targeting zero defects.

A datasheet and qualification standards are available using the part number link above.