After completing this chapter, you should be able to:
- Discuss the basic operation of the IGBT.
- Describe the internal structure of the IGBT.
- Describe the differences between PT and NPT IGBTs.
- Compare and contrast the IGBT to the power BJT.
- Compare and contrast the IGBT to the power MOSFET.
- Interpret important parameters found on an IGBT data sheet.
- Describe basic circuits using the IGBT as a power control device.