Diode-assisted gate turn-off thyristor
Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc.
Huang, Alex Q.
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A gate-controlled switch includes a gate turn-off thyristor in series with a diode. By using the diode in series with the GTO, the switch significantly increases the turn-off voltage that can be used for the current commutation. The unity turn-off gain and the snubberless turn-off capability are demonstrated.
- Virginia Tech Patents