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.
Amantys Gate Drives use the same power and fibre-optic interfaces as other commercial gate drives, but with the following benefits:
- Configurable over the fibre optic link
- Reduced inventory costs
- Fault code tracking
- Signaling interface compatible with commercial alternatives
- Designed and tested to international standards
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 or baseboard are listed.
The Gate Drive Technical Manual contains further information about the configuration options. It is suitable for all gate drives except the AE00NA8S, AE00MBxS/AE17MBxS and AE00NBxS/AE17NBxS which are not user configurable. The AD00XA8 has a dedicated technical manual, see the table below for information.
Pictures of each gate drive and suitable module interface cards can be found in the Gate Drive Selector brochure.