German distributor GvA to expand portfolio with Amantys high-power IGBT drivers
Amantys is partnering with Mannheim-based GvA Leistungselektronik GmbH to enable the distributor, developer and manufacturer of custom specific power electronics to add the Amantys Power Drive family of gate drives to its innovative product portfolio for customers in Germany.

The distribution agreement follows the announcement of the opening of Amantys’ sales office in China earlier in June 2013, with further distribution agreements in Korea, India, Spain, Russia and Turkey expected to follow in the near future.

The Amantys Power Drive plug & play family of drivers offer improved creepage and clearance and isolation over alternative products in the market, with each drive configurable to operate different IGBT Modules. This greatly simplifies the purchasing and logistics process in inverter designs for applications such as wind turbines, solar farm grid ties, and medium voltage motor drives.

The gate drives are available for operating voltages of 1.2 kV, 1.7 kV, 3.3 kV and 4.5kV IGBTs with a current load rating up to 3600 A. They are compatible with all popular modules from ABB, Dynex, Fuji Electric, Hitachi, Infineon, Mitsubishi or Westcode/IXYS in case sizes: 190×140 mm, 140×130 mm and PrimePack.

In addition to the standard IGBT driver functionality, with Amantys Power Insight these products also receive IGBT performance data in real-time, allowing the system engineer to monitor and log operating conditions, make long-term measurements or control the module remotely.