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All About B-TRAN™

Read about our B-TRAN™ device structure and performance, B-TRAN™ applications and benefits and B-TRAN™ devices in solid-state circuit breaker applications.

B-TRAN™ Discrete

B-TRAN™ - Device Structure, Performance and Applications

Ideal Power has developed and patented an innovative, proprietary semiconductor power switch called the Bidirectional Bipolar Junction Transistor, or B-TRAN™.

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B-TRAN™ Applications and Benefits

B-TRAN™ provides compelling advantages in EV, EV charging, renewable energy, data center UPS and solid-state circuit breaker applications.

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B-TRAN™ Devices in Solid-State Circuit Breaker Applications

The increased electrification in our society is leading to increased demand on our circuit protection requirements.

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Interested in evaluating B-TRAN™ for your application?

Semiconductor power switches are critical components in power conversion for a wide variety of applications including electric vehicles, electric vehicle charging, renewable energy, energy storage, UPS / data center, solid-state circuit breakers and motor drives. Improving the efficiency and performance of semiconductor power switch components can have wide benefits, improving the efficiency, economics and accelerating deployment of these applications.

Ideal Power has a broad global patent estate covering the topology, method of operation and control, and applications of a new kind of semiconductor power switch, which we call a Bidirectional Bipolar Junction Transistor (B-TRAN™). B-TRAN™ can reduce conduction and switching losses by 50-90% compared to conventional power switches such as IGBTs. In addition to significantly improving energy efficiency, B-TRAN™ is inherently a bidirectional device enabling the use of one device to form a bidirectional switch in lieu of two conventional IGBTs and two diodes.