The new 3300V Gate Drive incorporates Amantys Power Insight technology to allow optimisation and data download from the gate drives in a power converter. The gatedrive is capable of driving a wide range of IGBT modules from different manufacturers without the need to change the hardware of the gate drive. Information such as fault counters can be recorded on the gate drive during operation in the power converter that can be used for later fault diagnosis. The gate drive is suitable for 2-level and multi-level converters in a wide variety of applications such as traction, wind energy and medium voltage motor drives.
At Innotrans 2016 Amantys Power Electronics demonstrated Intelligent Gate Drives for traction applications, featuring remote configuration and downloadable fault counters. Amantys has already shown how intelligent gate drives can benefit the traction converter manufacturer, and the operating and maintenance company.
For more information read our white paper on Power Converter Retrofit Solutions to see how intelligent gate drives can benefit existing power converters.
Amantys has also demonstrated IGBT Junction Temperature Estimation, the next major technology development in Intelligent Gate Drives. Junction temperature estimation will enable over temperature and degradation detection in the power converter stack as well as enhanced power rating control.