A little birdie told me that there were significant issues with supplies of IGBTs from a number of high-profile manufacturers. In fact, said birdie has been helping us with a few shortage mitigation requests that have come into ipXchange over the past few weeks, so I thought I’d share this industry insight with you all. Rest assured, any leads that come of this post will help feed this little birdie, but as always, this is not paid promotion on the part of ipXchange; we just really like what he’s been saying!
Magnachip Semiconductor offers discrete IGBTs for power applications such as PFC, UPS, PV inverters, welding, and motor control. These IGBTs are produced using Magnachip’s advanced Field Stop Trench IGBT Technology, which provides low VCE(sat), high switching performance with high-speed switching, and low power loss. Magnachip’s range currently serves 650 V and 1200 V IGBTs, and all these devices have the anti-parallel diode integrated.
Here is a breakdown of some of the key specs for the models on offer, as taken from the webpages that I have linked to:
If any of these seem like a good fit, simply specify the model(s) that you require when filling out an application form. Now that I’ve relayed this information, do let us know if you’re having any other sourcing issues. We’ll try to find a short- or long-term supply chain for you, whether by current or additional birdies. In any case, Magnachip have some other interesting offerings, so it’s unlikely this will be the last piece I write about them. As with our Halloween post, this out-of-the-ordinary graphic was delivered to me by the amazing Jon Mays, with pictures from Magnachip and Ark Wildlife.