A gate drive circuit for gate-turn-off (GTO) devices in series stack.

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A gate-turn-off (GTO) switch is under development at the Advanced Photon Source as a replacement for a thyratron switch in high power pulsed application. The high voltage in the application requires multiple GTOs connected in series. One component that is critical to the success of GTO operation is the gate drive circuit. The gate drive circuit has to provide fast high-current pulses to the GTO gate for fast turn-on and turn-off. It also has to be able to operate while floating at high voltage. This paper describes a gate drive circuit that meets these requirements.

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Despe, O. April 13, 1999.

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A gate-turn-off (GTO) switch is under development at the Advanced Photon Source as a replacement for a thyratron switch in high power pulsed application. The high voltage in the application requires multiple GTOs connected in series. One component that is critical to the success of GTO operation is the gate drive circuit. The gate drive circuit has to provide fast high-current pulses to the GTO gate for fast turn-on and turn-off. It also has to be able to operate while floating at high voltage. This paper describes a gate drive circuit that meets these requirements.

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5 p.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00011140

Medium: P; Size: 5 pages

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  • 1999 Particle Accelerator Conference (PAC '99), New York, NY (US), 03/29/1999--04/02/1999

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  • Report No.: ANL/ASD/CP-97743
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 11140
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc625625

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Despe, O. A gate drive circuit for gate-turn-off (GTO) devices in series stack., article, April 13, 1999; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc625625/: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.