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dc.contributor.authorFindlay, Emmaen
dc.contributor.authorUdrea, Florinen
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-22T00:31:14Z
dc.date.available2018-12-22T00:31:14Z
dc.date.issued2019-01-01en
dc.identifier.issn0018-9383
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/287395
dc.description.abstractThe Reverse Conducting IGBT has several benefits over a separate IGBT and diode solution and has the potential to become the dominant device within many power electronic applications; including, but not limited to, motor control, resonant converters, and switch mode power supplies. However, the device inherently suffers from many undesirable design trade-offs which have prevented its widespread use. One of the most critical issues is the snapback seen in the forward conduction characteristic which can prevent full turn-on of the device and result in the device becoming unsuitable for parallel operation (required in many high voltage modules). This phenomenon can be suppressed but at the expense of the reverse conduction performance. This paper provides an overview of the technical design challenges presented by the RC-IGBT structure and reviews alternative device concepts which have been proposed in literature. Analysis shows that these alternate concepts either present a trade-off in performance characteristics, an inability to be manufactured, or a requirement for a custom gate drive.
dc.description.sponsorshipEPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership scheme (grant RG75686) UK Innovate Project Number 102878
dc.publisherIEEE
dc.titleReverse-Conducting Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor: A Review of Current Technologiesen
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage231
prism.issueIdentifier1en
prism.publicationDate2019en
prism.publicationNameIEEE Transactions on Electron Devicesen
prism.startingPage219
prism.volume66en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.34699
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-11-16en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1109/TED.2018.2882687en
rioxxterms.versionAM
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-01-01en
dc.contributor.orcidFindlay, Emma [0000-0002-0617-7240]
dc.contributor.orcidUdrea, Florin [0000-0002-7288-3370]
dc.identifier.eissn1557-9646
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
pubs.funder-project-idEPSRC (1724376)
pubs.funder-project-idTechnology Strategy Board (102878)
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2019-01-01


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