Gate Drives

Amantys Gate Drives are designed for high power, high availability applications such as railway traction, wind turbines and medium voltage motor drives. Featuring embedded PLD and software technology the gate drives communicate over the fibre optic link using Amantys Power Insight technology a capability unique to Amantys. This allows the power stack designer to optimise the performance of the stack by configuring and monitoring the gate drive in situ, whilst at the same time enabling normal operation.

Capable of driving a range of IGBT modules from different manufacturers without hardware changes, they reduce inventory for users who want flexibility in design and sourcing. Each gate drive is suitable for 2-level, 3-level and multi-level converters.

For 4500V and 6500V IGBT modules, Amantys supplies a high isolation DC-DC converter. The DC-DC converter is designed to comply with international standards including EN 50155 for railway applications and IEC 61800-5-1 for variable speed motor drives.

Features

Amantys Gate Drives use the same power and fibre-optic interfaces as other commercial gate drives, but with the following benefits:

Product Selector

Amantys supplies on-module and off-module gate drives. Off-module gate drives require a module interface card (MIC) which adapts the gate drive to the specific form factor of the IGBT module. In the table below the MICs that are compatible with each gate drive baseboard are listed.

Part Number Description (click part number for datasheet) Compatible MICs
     
1200V    
AP12A Single On-module Gate Drive for HPM (limited configuration).  
AP12G Single On-module Gate Drive for HPM (full configuration).  
     
1700V    
AP17A Single On-module Gate Drive for HPM (limited configuration).  
AP17G Single On-module Gate Drive for HPM (full configuration).  
AE00NA8S Dual On-module Gate Drive for single nHPD2/LinPak, IGBT and SiC MOSFET.

 

AP0xB Dual Core Baseboard with 1700V Module Interface Card for nHPD2, LinPak, LV100, IGBT and SiC MOSFET. Up to three modules in parallel with cables.

XC000070 (nHPD2/LinPak)

(XC000072 (LV100)

     
3300V    
AP33A Single On-module Gate Drive for HPM (full configuration).  
AE00NA8S Dual On-module Gate Drive for single nHPD2/LinPak, IGBT and SiC MOSFET.

 

AP0xB Dual Core Baseboard with 3300V Module Interface Card for XHP3, nHPD2, LinPak, LV100, IGBT and SiC MOSFET. Up to three modules in parallel with cables.

XC000026 (nHPD2/LinPak)

XC000097 (XHP3)

XC000071 (LV100)

     
4500V    
AP00J Single Core Baseboard with 4500V Module Interface Card for HPM. Requires DC-DC Converter. Up to three modules in parallel. XC000042 (HV HPM)
     
6500V    
AP00J Single Core Baseboard with 6500V Module Interface Card for HPM. Requires DC-DC Converter. Up to three modules in parallel. XC000040 (HV HPM)
     
DC-DC PSU    
AS00D High Voltage Isolation DC-DC Converter for 4500V and 6500V Single Core Baseboard.  Requires