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The Gate Turn-Off Thyristor (GTO)

  • R. S. Ramshaw

Abstract

As its name implies, the gate turn-off thyristor (GTO) is a power semiconductor switch that is like a thyristor except that it has the added advantage that a negative gate-current pulse can turn off the device. In fact, the GTO is the turn-off semiconductor switch with the highest current and voltage ratings presently available.

Keywords

Current Gain Gate Pulse Gate Current Gate Signal Extinction Angle 
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© R.S. Ramshaw 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. S. Ramshaw
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of WaterlooOntarioCanada

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