gate turnoff

gate turnoff

[¦gāt ¦tər‚nȯf]
(electronics)
A pnpn switching device comparable to a silicon-controlled rectifier, but having a more complex gate structure that permits easy and fast turnoff as well as turn-on from its gate input terminal, at frequencies up to 100 kilohertz.
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An exciting innovation was the departure from the proven AC, Gate Turnoff Thyristor (GTO) electric drive design, which was the 495B standard design for many years.