The Gate Turn-Off Thyristor (GTO)
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.
KeywordsCurrent Gain Gate Pulse Gate Current Gate Signal Extinction Angle
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