Power Semiconductor Devices

Kaushik Rajashekara

Rolls-Royce Corporation

Z. John Shen

University of Central Florida

23.1    Thyristor and Triac

23.2    Gate Turn-Off Thyristor

23.3    Reverse-Conducting Thyristor and Asymmetrical Silicon-Controlled Rectifier

23.4    Power Bipolar Junction Transistor

23.5    Power MOSFET

23.6    Insulated-Gate Bipolar Transistor

23.7    Integrated Gate-Commutated Thyristor


Further Information

The modern age of power electronics began with the introduction of thyristors in the late 1950s. Now there are several types of power devices available for high-power and high-frequency applications. The most notable power devices are gate turn-off thyristors (GTOs), power bipolar junction transistors (BJTs), ...

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