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POWER ELECTRONICS HANDBOOK, 3rd Edition by Muhammad Rashid

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7

Gate Turn-off Thyristors

Muhammad H. Rashid, Ph.D.

Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of West Florida, 11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, Florida 32514-5754, USA

7.1 Introduction

A gate turn-off thyristor (known as a GTO) is a three terminal power semiconductor device. GTOs belong to a thyristor family having a four-layer structure. GTOs also belong to a group of power semiconductor devices that have ...

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