IGBT driver

COUGAR ELECTRONICS has a full range of IGBT driver for power electronic application.

ARCAL 2106 - up to 1200V

ARCAL2106 driver allows 2 IGBTs (or MOSFETs) driving as a half-bridge or as two independent switches up to VCE <1200V

  • High isolation and dv/dt immunity
  • 1W / ±6A per output
  • Short-circuit protection
  • Power supply monitoring
  • High or low logic error feedback
  • CMOS or HCMOS input level
  • Tuneable dead time
  • ±15V or 0/+15V Gate voltage
Data sheet

ARCAL 2108 - up to 1200V

ARCAL2108 driver allows 2 IGBTs driving as a half-bridge or as two independent switches. ARCAL2108 drives all IGBTs with VCE up to 1200V.

  • High isolation and dv/dt immunity
  • 1W / ±8A per output
  • Short-circuit protection
  • Power supply monitoring
  • High or low logic error feedback
  • CMOS or HCMOS input level
  • Tuneable dead time
  • -8/+15V Gate voltage
  • Active clamping protection
Data sheet

ARCAL 2315 - up to 1700V

ARCAL2315 driver allows 2 IGBTs (or MOSFETs) driving as a half-bridge or as two independent switches. ARCAL2315 drives all IGBTs with VCE up to 1700V.

  • High insulation and dv/dt immunity
  • 3W / ±15A per output
  • Over voltage protection (Active Clamping)
  • Power supply monitoring
  • High or low logic error feedback
  • CMOS or HCMOS input level
  • Tuneable dead time
  • ±15V or 0/+15V Gate voltage
  • Turn-On and Turn-Off control
Data sheet

ARCAL E+ for ECONOPACK+© up to 1200V

The ARCAL E+ driver enables to drive six IGBTs or MOSFETs in a three-phase bridge configuration by using an ECONOPACK+© up to 1200V.

  • High isolation and dv/dt immunity
  • 1W / ±6A per output
  • Short-circuit protection
  • Active Clamping’ protection
  • Detection of supply default
  • Adjustable dead times
  • ±15V grid input
Data sheet

ARCAL E+3P435 for ECONOPACK+© up to 1700V

The ARCAL E+3P-345 driver enables to drive an ECONOPACK+© module in a half bridge structure or in an independent way. This driver enables to convert an ECONOPACK+© module up to 1700V in an independent arm, which can then be used in a high power inverter or chopper.

  • 4W / ±35A per output
  • Short circuit protection
  • Detection of supply default
  • Default signal in positive logic
  • Adjustable dead times
  • +15/-10V Grid input
  • “Active Clamping” protection
  • Measure of temperature through CTN
  • Measure of current by means of an external sensor
  • Customer connection at HE10-14 bent or straight
Data sheet

ARCAL E+108 for ECONOPACK+© up to 1700V

The ARCAL E+108 driver enables to drive six IGBTs ou MOSFETs in a three-phase bridge configuration by using an ECONOPACK+© power module. This driver is suitable for 600V and 1200V IGBTs in its standard version.

  • High isolation and dv/dt immunity
  • 1W / ±8A per output
  • Short circuit protection
  • ‘Active Clamping’ protection
  • Detection of supply defaults
  • Adjustable dead times
  • +15/-8V grid input
Data sheet

ARCAL E+3P for ECONOPACK+© up to 1800V

The ARCAL E+3P enables to drive an ECONOPACK+© module in a half bridge structure or in an independent way. This driver enables to convert an ECONOPACK+© module up to 1800V in an independent arm, which can be used in a high power inverter or chopper.

  • High isolation and dv/dt immunity
  • 3W / ±15A per output
  • Short-circuit protection
  • Detection of supply default
  • Default signal in positive logic
  • Compatible CMOS inputs
  • Adjustable dead times
  • ±15V grid input
  • Active Clamping’ protection
  • Measure of temperature through CTN
Data sheet

ARCAL-ED Double driver for ECONODUAL© module

The ARCAL-ED driver board allows to drive one ECONODUAL© module. All functions needed for power converters development are embedded on a small size, very versatile single electronic board .

  • High isolation and dv/dt immunity
  • 4W / ±35A per output
  • Short-circuit protection
  • Active Clamping protection pro
  • Undervoltage detection
  • Adjustable dead times
  • -10/+15V gate voltage
  • Measure of internal CTN temperature of the module
  • Measure of output current (by means of a Hall effect sensor)
  • HB or direct mode logic
Data sheet

ARCAL ED 2P - Driver boards to drive 2 x ECONODUAL© modules in parallel

The ARCAL-ED-2P driver board allows to drive two ECONODUAL modules in parallel.All functions needed for power converters development are embedded on this set of electronic boards.

  • High isolation and dv/dt immunity
  • 4W / ±35A per output
  • Short-circuit protection
  • Active Clamping protection pro
  • Undervoltage detection
  • Adjustable dead times
  • -10/+15V gate voltage
  • Measure of internal CTN temperature of the module
  • Measure of output current (by means of a Hall effect sensor)
  • HB or direct mode logic
Data sheet

ARCAL ED 4P - Driver boards to drive 4 x ECONODUAL© modules in parallel

The ARCAL-ED-4P driver board allows to drive 4 ECONODUAL modules in parallel. All functions needed for power converters development are embedded on this set of electronic boards.

  • High isolation and dv/dt immunity
  • 4W / ±35A per output
  • Short-circuit protection
  • Active Clamping protection pro
  • Undervoltage detection
  • Adjustable dead times
  • -10/+15V gate voltage
  • Measure of internal CTN temperature of the module
  • Measure of output current (by means of 4 Hall effect sensor)
  • HB or direct mode logic
Data sheet

ARCAL NX - Double Driver for POWEREX NX module

The ARCAL-NX board enables to drive a module of the NX series from POWEREX .All the functionalities needed for the design of power converters are gathered on a single electronic board with reduced dimensions and that can be configured.

  • High insulation and dv/dt immunity
  • 4W / ±35A per output
  • Short circuit protection
  • Active Clamping protection
  • Detection of supply defaults
  • Adjustable dead times
  • -10/+15V gate voltage
  • Measure of internal CTN temperature of the module
  • Optional measuring of the output current (by means of a Hall effect sensor)
  • HB or direct mode logic
  • Suitable for CM600DXL-24S or CM1000DXL-24S modules
Data sheet

IGBT driver

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