1200V RC-E Reverse Conducting IGBT
Economical and efficient IGBT for induction cooking appliances
The RC-E technology uses an IGBT with monolithically integrated reverse conduction diode to set the new benchmark for price/performance and ease-of-use in the industry. This new family offers Infineon’s proven quality in RC IGBTs and meets all the needs of soft switching applications, including attractive pricing compared to other general purpose IGBTs.
Resonant topologies like those used in induction cooking appliances have special requirements for power components. They need an IGBT that performs best at switching frequencies from 18kHz–40kHz and has low losses to meet energy efficiency standards, but at the most competitive price. However, unlike motor drive applications, induction cooking appliances don’t need hard switching capabilities, short circuit ratings, or special package types.
The new RC-E IGBTs build on a long tradition of application specific technologies. They are cost- and feature-optimized specifically for low- to mid-range induction cookers and other resonant applications.
Key highlights of the RC-E family
- Low switching and conducting losses, similar to Infineon’s RC-H3 family
- Based on the technology used in the worldwide number 1 discrete IGBT family, RC-H
- Standard TO-247 package for simple replacement in existing designs