The Si8285_86-KIT evaluation board allows system designers to evaluate the features and specifications of the Si8285 and Si8286 isolated IGBT drivers. Sockets are provided to allow the user to mount an IGBT or representative capacitor directly to the board. Alternately, the board can be wired to an in situ switch through the output screw terminals. Power is applied through screw terminals on both sides, and signals can be applied or monitored through a standard header.
The board includes both the Si8285CD-IS and the Si8286CD-IS. These are both isolated IGBT drivers with different pin configurations. The Si8285 has additional features for monitoring and controlling the switch. The Si8286 is a pin configuration common to optocoupler based IGBT drivers. The board allows testing of these features to highlight the usefulness.
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