Richardson RFPD has signed a global distribution agreement with Power Integrations. The agreement sees Richardson RFPD marketing and selling Power Integrations’ SCALE IGBT drivers for the high-power market, as well as its new SCALE-iDriver integrated circuits, on a worldwide basis.

“Power Integrations’ industry-leading IGBT gate driver products are a perfect complement to our emphasis on driving demand creation for our active product vendors,” said Rafael R. Salmi, Ph.D., Richardson RFPD’s president. “Their innovative technology and expansive offering enables us to better serve our customers in the high-power applications we target.”

Power Integrations’ family of SCALE gate drivers reduce component count, enhance efficiency and improve reliability. They are suitable for a range of clean-power applications from 30 kW to 1 GW, including high-efficiency industrial motors, renewable energy, electric transportation, and DC transmission.

The new family of SCALE-iDriver ICs are galvanically-isolated single-channel gate driver ICs that range in output current from 2.5 A to 8 A, the industry’s highest output current without an external booster.

“We are excited to be working with Richardson RFPD,” said Ben Sutherland, vice president of worldwide sales at Power Integrations. “Their experience and design capabilities will open up new markets and help us to deliver the highest levels of customer support.”


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