Instantaneous Losses Estimation in an IGBT Placed in a Basic Switching Cell

(*) Corresponding author

Authors' affiliations

DOI's assignment:
the author of the article can submit here a request for assignment of a DOI number to this resource!
Cost of the service: euros 10,00 (for a DOI)


In this paper we present an accurate analytical model to calculate the losses in an insulate gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) with free-wheeling diode. The nonlinearity of capacitances of the devices and the parasitic inductance in the power circuit are considered. This mathematical model estimates the total power losses in a simple way with a clear physical meaning, high accuracy and without a significant reduction in the speed of numerical calculations. The datasheet results are provided to verify the model; the simulation results are in good agreement with those given by the manufacturer’s data sheets.

Copyright © 2014 Praise Worthy Prize - All rights reserved.


Insulated-Gate-Bipolar-Transistor (IGBT); Pin Diode; Turn On; Turn Off; Power Losses

Full Text:



K. Sheng, B.W. William, S.J. Finney., A Review of IGBT Models., IEEE Trans on Power Electronics, Vol.15, N.6 PP. 1250-1266, November 2000

Driss, A., Maalej, S., Zaghdoudi, M.C., Thermal simulation approach to the cooling of a power IGBT by heat pipe systems, (2013) International Review on Modelling and Simulations (IREMOS), 6 (2), pp. 619-629.

A. Madadi., Evaluation of the IGBT gate parasitic by means of a PEEC based tool., Master Dissertation., Div. Elect. Eng., Chalmers Univ of Tech Gothenburg, Sweden, 2013.

B.J. Baliga., Analytical Modelling of IGBTs: Challenges and Solutions., IEEE Trans on Electron devices Vol 60, NO 60, pp.535-543, February 2013

Mansourpour, S., Salimi, A., Afjei, E., Producing two sinusoidal waveform with π/2 phase difference with matrix converter: Analysis, modeling, simulation and implementation, (2011) International Review on Modelling and Simulations (IREMOS), 4 (3), pp. 1015-1023.

V.K. Khanna, The Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor IGBT Theory and Design » (IEEE Press, a John Wiley & Sons, INC, 2003)

K. Ammous, H. Morel, Analysis off Power Switching Losses Accounting Probe Modeling,. IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, Vol.59, NO.12, pp.3218-3226, Décembre 2010.

Niakinezhad, M., Akbari Baseri, M.A., Fazel, S.S., Mehdipour, A., Operational analysis of 2.3kV Neutral Point Clamped, Series Connected H-Bridge and Auxiliary Series Connected H-Bridge Five-Level converters, (2011) International Review on Modelling and Simulations (IREMOS), 4 (3), pp. 988-996.

J. Dodge, J.Hess, IGBT Tutorial., Advanced Power Technology Application Note APT0201 Rev.B , July1, 2002.

Arvindan, A.N., Harmonic analysis of symmetrical multipulse modulated improved power quality single-phase AC-AC converter, (2011) International Review on Modelling and Simulations (IREMOS), 4 (3), pp. 1290-1302.

J. Chunjiang,. Experimental Investigation of Semiconductor Losses in Cryogenic DC-DC Converters,. phD dissertation, Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering School of Engineering, The University of Birmingham, February 2008

A. Kim,. Switching-Loss Measurement of Current and Advanced Switching Devices for Medium-Power Systems., Master Dissertation., Dept. Elect. Eng., Virginia Polytechnic Institute, August 2011.

S. Park, T. M.Jahns,. Fexible dv/dt and di/dt Control Method for Insulated Gate Power Switches., University of Wisconsin-Madison USA 2001.

P. Lefranc, D. Bergogne “State of the art of dv/dt and di/dt control of insulated gate power switches’’ Captech IAP1 cof, Bruxelles Belgium 2007.

Fairschild Semiconductor IGBT Basic 1 Application Note AN9016, February 2001.

N. Mohan, T. Undeland, R. Robbins, Power Electronics, Converters, Applications and Design » (IEEE Press, a John Wiley & Sons, INC, 2002).

Johnson, U.R., Natarajan, S.P., Padmathilagam, V., New PWM strategies for single phase asymmetrical multilevel inverter, (2013) International Review on Modelling and Simulations (IREMOS), 6 (4), pp. 1042-1047.


  • There are currently no refbacks.

Please send any question about this web site to
Copyright © 2005-2024 Praise Worthy Prize