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2001-09-11 What is a thyristor surge protective device and how does it work?
This application note reviews the basics of an avalanche voltage-triggered thyristor designed for transient voltage protection, used largely for telecom signal lines.
2005-06-20 TSPD (Thyristor surge protective devices)
This app note shows the main advantages that the TSPDs devices can offer to protect the two wires telecom equipment against overvoltage conditions caused by effects of lightning or power line faults.
2001-08-21 Thyristor/Diode measurement with a multimeter
This application note describes proper measurement of thyristor and diode parameters using a battery-operated multimeter.
2013-09-19 Thyristor, diode modules support 1.4-3.6kV voltage ratings
IXYS announced a range of high current isolated base dual thyristor and diode modules that target industrial drives, soft starts, welding and all types of front end rectification applications.
2009-09-30 Thyristor protectors offer ultralow capacitance
ON Semi offers the NP-MC series of ultralow capacitance thyristor surge protection devices that provide protection to sensitive electronic equipment from transient overvoltage conditions.
2013-08-22 Thyristor offers 45% lower capacitance than clamping devices
The Littelfuse SIDACtor in the SOT23-6 package claims to provide robust over-voltage protection for broadband/xDSL telecommunications equipment with minimal effects on connection speed and reach.
2006-11-15 Thyristor modules enable power factor correction caps
Epcos' new thyristors enable power factor correction capacitors to be switched silently and without wear, for a longer life.
2007-11-19 Thyristor crowbars slay telecom surges
ON Semiconductor has introduces a series of thyristor surge protection devices (TSPDs) for surge protection of telecommunication circuits found in modems, residential gateways, and central office access equipment.
2013-02-28 SMPD module platform integrates thyristor, IGBT
IXYS' device that touts proprietary DCB isolated substrates claims to offer improved reliability and reduced board size by offering surface mount solutions for systems up to 15kW.
2000-12-12 Series, inverse-parallel and turn-off connections for SCR thyristor devices
This application note focuses on explaining some alternatives for making the control functions for SCR thyristor devices including: inverse parallel connection of two SCRs; series connection of two SCRs; and forced commutation methods for turning-off the SCRs.
2010-02-10 Reverse-conducting thyristor integrates rectifier diode
Renesas Technology Europe has developed the CRD5CM reverse conducting thyristor for use in voltage regulators for two-wheeled vehicles and engines for general-purpose batteries.
2008-12-23 RC snubber networks for thyristor power control and transient suppression
RC networks are used to control voltage transients that could falsely turn-on a thyristor. These networks are called snubbers. The simple snubber consists of a series resistor and capacitor placed around the thyristor.
2005-10-12 Protection thyristor claims smallest size
The new protection thyristor from Littelfuse delivers the performance required for telecom protection in a chipscale package.
2013-07-12 IXYS UK Westcode outs 500A, 2.5KV GTO thyristor
The 500A, 2.5KV GTO thyristor from IXYS Corporation uses life-time control techniques to give optimum switching and on-state losses.
2001-08-21 Effects of temperature on thyristor performance
This application note discusses the effects of junction temperature on the performance and reliability of thyristors.
2003-03-24 Xuyang SIDACs fit pulse generators, lamp triggers
The K series of SIDACs from Wuxi Xuyang Electronics Co. Ltd is available in DO-15 and DO-201A packages and is designed for use in pulse generator systems.
2001-08-21 Use of the VTO, rT on-state characteristic model
This application note describes how to make better approximations of the forward voltage drop curve of power semiconductors by using the VTO and rT on-state characteristic model.
2001-08-21 Turn-on performance of thyristors in parallel
This application note discusses the turn-on and fully on-state characteristics of thyristors connected in parallel.
2003-04-30 Triggering and Gate Characteristics of Thyrsitors
This design guide outlines the triggering and gate characteristics of thyristors.
2001-06-15 Thyristors used as ac switches and relays
This application note describes circuits in which thyristors (SCRs and triacs) are used to perform simple switching functions of a general type that might also be performed non-statically or various mechanical and electromechanical switches.
2003-05-28 Thyristors for Ignition of Fluorescent Lamps
This application note presents design tips on how to use thyristors for ignition of fluorescent lamps.
2003-11-13 TAEC enhances IGBT line with device technology
Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. (TAEC) has announced a 1,200V series of IGBTs that provide improved performance in motor drive apps.
2011-11-04 Surge protector touts wide firing voltage
The LCP12 delivers -120V to 120V firing voltage and 150mA (min) holding current for SLICs.
2000-12-11 Solid state overvoltage protector for ac line
This application note shows how thyristors can substitute the function of the metal oxide varistors (MOVs) for protecting equipment against transient voltage conditions.
2001-08-21 Selection of SCRs for parallel operation
This application note presents a simple method of selecting the appropriate SCRs for parallel operation by looking on the device data sheet, based on a number of simplifying assumptions.
2014-01-14 Powerstax transformer rectifiers boast up to 500 kVA
Transformer rectifier units from Powerstax allow an AC input to be converted into a steady DC output, delivering power levels of up to 500 kVA.
2001-06-14 Phase control using thyristors
This application note looks at the fundamentals of SCR and triac phase controls.
2002-11-12 Pan Jit thyristors withstand up to 320V
The company's TSP series of bidirectional thrysitor surge protective devices handle currents of 50A, 80A, or 100A.
2001-09-20 Nanosecond SCR switch for reliable high-current pulse generators and modulators
This application note describes the use of nanosecond SCR switch (thyristor) to enable circuit designers to upgrade high-current, high-voltage modulators and pulse generator circuitry.
2003-05-28 Miscellaneous Design Tips and Facts
This application note presents design tips and facts on dv/dt definitions, examples of gate terminations, relationships of currents in thyristors, failure modes of thyristors, and characteristics formulas for phase control circuits.
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