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Oct 24th, 2013
Amantys enters chinese market with 4500V power drive for high power modules
Amantys announced the launch of a new Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) gate driver for high power modules, operating at 4500V with current ratings from 400A to 1200A, designed to support modules from manufacturers including ABB, Dynex, Hitachi, Infineon, and Mitsubishi.
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This new Amantys IGBT gate driver includes the Amantys Power InsightTM condition monitoring hardware and software subsystem, to observe and report critical power switching characteristics. Building on the philosophy of ‘Power Simplified by Design’, the Amantys Power Drive is fully integrated and can measure and export critical performance parameters over the existing PWM and fault interface, greatly simplifying the design-in process.

Commenting on this announcement, Steve Evans, VP of Marketing at Amantys said: “With its unique monitoring capabilities, Amantys Power Insight enables customers to observe and tune system performance at each stage of development, as well as through equipment commissioning and into operation. The 4.5kV Amantys Power Drive extends the benefits of Amantys Power Insight, including the power to enhance system efficiency and reliability, into higher voltage applications.

Alex Barton, Regional Sales Manager for Amantys in China, commented: “Global launch of the new 4.5kV IGBT Gate Driver in China underlines the importance of the market in the future growth of Amantys. We have also announced a series of new distribution partners in China, and in conjunction with the Amantys team in Shanghai we will be promoting the industry’s only IGBT Driver to include Amantys Power Insight in 4500V IGBT Modules. There is already significant interest in this product for applications including wind turbine inverters, industrial drives, HVDC transmission and locomotive traction inverters.



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