MOS-controlled thyristor


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MOS-controlled thyristor

[¦em¦ō¦es kən‚trōld thī′ris·tər]
(electronics)
A type of thyristor in which there is a very thin metal oxide semiconductor (MOS) integrated circuit in the top surface of the high-power thyristor components, so that only a small gate current is needed to turn the entire device off or on. Abbreviated MCT.
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