Power Electronics for Renewable Energy                             July 20129/17/2012                 (c) 2012 AgileSwitch...
Renewable Energy/High Efficiency Trends• Solar/PV installations to reach 24 GW, up from 19  GW in 2010. (IMS Research)• Wi...
Renewable Energy/High Efficiency Applications Have Increased          Cost and Performance Requirements For IGBTs•    Decr...
AgileSwitch Gate Drivers Were Developed to            Address These RequirementsAgileSwitch leverages high speed FET drive...
AgileSwitch Drivers Are Perfectly Matched for             Industry Standard IGBTs• Designed from the ground up to Plug and...
Key Driver Benefits• Higher peak drive current capability, higher wattage  ratings, higher voltage ratings, and superior d...
AgileSwitch Key Driver Features      Minimum On and Off periods                  Plug-and-play solution      Isolated DC/D...
Drivers can be Configured to Optimize the                      Application   • Configurations based on component changes o...
AgileSwitch Product Line  Series     EconoDualTM                     PrimePACKTM       HPM  Voltage      1200V            ...
Master/Slave Options for Intelligent Paralleling• Master/Slave technology allows the gate drive signal to be split at the ...
Why AgileSwitch?• Drivers are complex and challenging to develop      – It’s what we do• We tailor the driver for the appl...
How to Get StartedThe following key questions help us get started:     1. Model numbers of IGBTs in use or considered?    ...
Data Sheet, Spec Sheet and Intake are On-Line• Data Sheet and Spec Sheets can be found on the  Products page:  http://www....
How to Reach Us            info@AgileSwitch.com                484-483-32569/17/2012      (c) 2012 AgileSwitch, LLC   14
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  • Agile switch overview 2012 07-13

    1. 1. Power Electronics for Renewable Energy July 20129/17/2012 (c) 2012 AgileSwitch, LLC 1
    2. 2. Renewable Energy/High Efficiency Trends• Solar/PV installations to reach 24 GW, up from 19 GW in 2010. (IMS Research)• Wind power installations will increase from 236 GW in 2011 to 563 GW in 2017. (Pike Research, 2011)• 5 million cars manufactured in 2016 will be full HEV, plug-in HEV or EV. (Yole Développement, 2011)9/17/2012 (c) 2012 AgileSwitch, LLC 2
    3. 3. Renewable Energy/High Efficiency Applications Have Increased Cost and Performance Requirements For IGBTs• Decreased $/Watt• Higher current and voltage requirements• Faster switching speeds• Increased heat sensitivity• Higher efficiencies• Reducing switching losses9/17/2012 (c) 2012 AgileSwitch, LLC 3
    4. 4. AgileSwitch Gate Drivers Were Developed to Address These RequirementsAgileSwitch leverages high speed FET driver technology, advanced magnetics, and digital logic expertise to provide maximum switching performance and reliability for IGBTs.9/17/2012 (c) 2012 AgileSwitch, LLC 4
    5. 5. AgileSwitch Drivers Are Perfectly Matched for Industry Standard IGBTs• Designed from the ground up to Plug and Play with industry standard high power IGBT modules.• Delivers more power than competitive gate drivers–only plug and play solutions available for 450A and 600A Econodual.• Component and software configurable.• Industry standard components reduce lead times.• Developed specifically for the following applications: Solar/PV Inverters Wind Turbines Motor Drives UPS/Storage HEV/EV Induction High Speed Trains9/17/2012 (c) 2012 AgileSwitch, LLC 5
    6. 6. Key Driver Benefits• Higher peak drive current capability, higher wattage ratings, higher voltage ratings, and superior dV/dT immunity.• Lower idle power with efficient gate charge delivery to compliment the cleaner power switching of IGBTs.• Advanced fault monitoring and control available: – Digital Desaturation Detection—no more RC time constants – Separate HI and LO Faults, All Faults – UVLO – Cross Latch/ Cross Over – Temperature9/17/2012 (c) 2012 AgileSwitch, LLC 6
    7. 7. AgileSwitch Key Driver Features Minimum On and Off periods Plug-and-play solution Isolated DC/DC converter Interface for 3.3V, 5V or 15V logic levels Regulated gate-emitter voltage +15V/-10V gate drive voltage Separate gate current paths Suitable for IGBTs up to 1700V (on/off) Power supply under-voltage IGBT short-circuit protection lockout (Opt.) Reliable, long service life Easy mounting directly onto the IGBT Up to 8 individual fault signals Fault lockout functionality (Opt.) (Opt.) IGBT and ambient thermal fault Monitor under voltage, overshoot, detection (Opt.) desaturation (Opt.)9/17/2012 (c) 2012 AgileSwitch, LLC 7
    8. 8. Drivers can be Configured to Optimize the Application • Configurations based on component changes or CPLD Programming – no need for custom PCBs • Options may include: • Desaturation time • Soft turn-off time • Deadtime • Gate resistance • Fault outputs • Connectors9/17/2012 (c) 2012 AgileSwitch, LLC 8
    9. 9. AgileSwitch Product Line Series EconoDualTM PrimePACKTM HPM Voltage 1200V 1200V 1200V 1700V 1700V 1700V Currents 225A – 600A 600A – 1400A 800A – 3600A9/17/2012 (c) 2012 AgileSwitch, LLC 9
    10. 10. Master/Slave Options for Intelligent Paralleling• Master/Slave technology allows the gate drive signal to be split at the last possible location. This minimizes the propagation delay between different drivers enabling better performance and reliability.• Lower cost Slave drivers permit significant system cost savings.• The inductance of the cable is negligible due to the low current being pushed across it. (~0.5 A) Slave Driver 2 (optional) Master Driver Slave Driver 19/17/2012 (c) 2012 AgileSwitch, LLC 10
    11. 11. Why AgileSwitch?• Drivers are complex and challenging to develop – It’s what we do• We tailor the driver for the application… – Optimize for switching speed and efficiency – Monitor and control fault conditions – Match connectors to your application• …improve IGBT system qualification and performance – Standard Plug and Play for immediate use – Designed from the ground up for easy optimization – Shipped with customer specific gate resistors – Short lead times – Produced in the USA9/17/2012 (c) 2012 AgileSwitch, LLC 11
    12. 12. How to Get StartedThe following key questions help us get started: 1. Model numbers of IGBTs in use or considered? 2. Operating frequency (kHz) – Maximum and nominal? 3. Post Header Connector requirement – Fiber or electrical, and preference? 4. Interface I/O signal voltages? 5. Are the IGBT being driven in parallel? If so, how many? (2 or 3?) 6. DC-Link Inductance level? 7. Any industry specific requirements? 8. Estimated annual usage?9/17/2012 (c) 2012 AgileSwitch, LLC 12
    13. 13. Data Sheet, Spec Sheet and Intake are On-Line• Data Sheet and Spec Sheets can be found on the Products page: http://www.agileswitch.com/products.page• Intake Form can be found on the Contact US page at: http://www.agileswitch.com/Contact-us.page9/17/2012 (c) 2012 AgileSwitch, LLC 13
    14. 14. How to Reach Us info@AgileSwitch.com 484-483-32569/17/2012 (c) 2012 AgileSwitch, LLC 14

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