IXYS Corporation (NASDAQ: IXYS), a leader in power semiconductors and integrated circuit technologies for energy efficient products used in power conversion and motor control applications, announced today the release of its latest addition to the ISOPLUSTM Surface Mount Power Device (SMPD) range which successfully reduces the amount of discrete devices for designers that need to apply Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBT), thyristor and fast diode technologies in one circuit.
The patented SMPDModule platform has successfully improved reliability and reduced board size by offering surface mount solutions for systems up to 15kW. Using IXYS’ proprietary DCB isolated substrates the SMPD Module flexibility provides a platform for mixed technology and multiple die content, e.g., thyristor, IGBT, MOSFET and diode in boost, buck, parallel, half bridge, full and three phase bridges or two switches side by side topologies.
“Incorporating our thyristors with our IGBT’s has been a natural extension of our depth in power semiconductor technologies. The thyristors have been the highest power density switches for the industry and are relatively easy to drive as high side switches in bridge configuration. They conduct higher currents with higher efficiencies than FETs and IGBTs, thus a combination with FETs or IGBTs creates almost an ideal switch, where the high-side-high currents, are conducted by the thyristors, and high speed switching is done with the low side IGBTs in this product,” commented Dr. Nathan Zommer, CEO of IXYS Corporation. “More combinations of these technologies are possible, and will be introduced to our customers' needs as applications power devices (ASPD).”
Integration of the thyristor into a half bridge with an IGBT provides a one-stop solution for power designers needing to operate a low frequency bridge (thyristor) with higher frequency modulation (IGBT). The example of the IXA20PT1200LB is a 20A, 1200V SMPD surface mountable module which contains a thyristor at the high side and IGBT technology on the low side of a half bridge circuit allowing an energy efficient solution for applications such as current source micro-inverter, UPSs, power supplies, motor drives and medical applications.
“This latest release illustrates the true attraction of the SMPD Module platform to our customers,” commented Bradley Green, President of European Sales and Business Development. “Combining any number of our rugged, power efficient die technologies into innovative topologies and packing them in our surface mount, pick-and-place ready module platform for energy sensitive applications is a true differentiator.”
“The SMPD Moduleis a platform that provides ‘solution-scale’ resolution to power problems by reducing board real estate requirement and component count and weight and power loss due to parasitic inductance. We will continue to develop products which resonate with customers’ demand for MORE POWER - LESS PACKAGE and IXYS fully intends to retain the leading edge in providing innovation in this field,” Mr. Green continued.
For more information on this product innovation please go to the below link on the IXYS web-site: http://ixapps.ixys.com/DataSheet/IXA20PT1200LB.pdf.
For more information on the ISOPLUSTM and SMPD Module and the numerous other solutions available in this package please refer to www.IXYS.com or contact your nearest IXYS sales office.
About IXYS Corporation
Since its founding, IXYS Corporation has been developing power semiconductors and mixed signal ICs to improve power conversion efficiency, generate solar and wind power and provide efficient motor control for industrial applications. IXYS and its subsidiary companies offer a diversified product base that addresses worldwide needs for power control in the growing cleantech industries, renewable energy markets, telecommunications, medical devices, transportation applications, flexible displays and RF power.
Safe Harbor Statement
Any statements contained in this press release that are not statements of historical fact, including the benefits, savings, efficiency, performance, features and suitability of products for various applications, may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. There are a number of important factors that could cause the results of IXYS to differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements, including, among others, risks detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended December 31, 2012. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements.
Bradley Green, +44 (0) 1249 455585
|IXYS Introduces the ComPack Thyristor Module Platform - a New Design That Reduces Parts and Material Costs with Higher Power Density (2013/2/21)|
|IXYS Introduces New 3.6kV 630A Dual Isolated Base Rectifier Module (2013/4/30)|
|IXYS Integrated Circuits Division Introduces New 800V Solid State Relay (2013/3/11)|
|IXYS Integrated Circuits Division Introduces New Power Solid State Relay (SSR) with 5kv Isolation Voltage (2013/2/19)|
|IXYS Integrated Circuits Division Introduces 2 Solid State Relays Certified to the EN 60747-5-5 Standard (2013/4/16)|
|IXYS Integrated Circuits Division Introduces New 350V Solid State Relay in a Miniature 8-Pin SOIC Package (2013/4/18)|
|IXYS Integrated Circuits Division Offers 3 New Low Cost 1.5A Gate Drivers (2013/5/2)|
|NICE Situator to be Integrated at Denver International Airport as Situation Management Platform to Enhance Security and Safety (2013/4/30)|
|IXYS Expands its SMPD Portfolio with Fast Rectifier Bridges for Higher Frequency Applications (2013/2/5)|
|IXYS Introduces Fast and Efficient 650V XPT™ Trench IGBTs (2013/3/7)|
|Start Premium Trial||Register For Free|
|P||F||Fund Financial Data (13,000+ funds)|
|P||F||Stock Financial Data (7,000+ stocks)|
|P||F||Stock and Fund Screeners (basic)|
|P||F||Investing Articles and Market Commentary|
|P||F||Articles Archive (>30 days)|
|P||F||Discuss (dozens of stock, fund, bond, and general bulletin boards)|
|P||F||Portfolio Manager (basic)|
|P||F||Morningstar Investment Classroom|
|P||F||Morningstar Investing Classroom Rewards (earn as you learn and redeem for Morningstar merchandise)|
|P||Morningstar Fund Analyst Reports (full research on 2,000 funds and ETFs)|
|P||Morningstar Stock Analyst Reports (full research on 2,000 stocks)|
|P||Morningstar Stock and Fund Stewardship Grades|
|P||Portfolio Manager (advanced with 10 x-ray analyses, including guidance)|
|P||Portfolio Monitor (monthly and on-demand personalized portfolio statements)|
|P||Morningstar Proprietary Stock Information (stock star ratings, buy/sell prices, economic moat ratings, and more)|
|P||Morningstar Stock and Fund Favorites & Red Flags eNewsletters|
|P||Premium Stock and Fund Screeners (advanced with nearly infinite ways to find the best securities for you)|
|P||Discounts on Morningstar newsletters, books, seminars, and more|
Access these features and more when you sign up for Free Membership.
Join Morningstar today. It's Free.
Access these features and more when you sign up for Premium Membership.
Start your free 14-day trial today online
Your subscription may be tax deductible. Please contact your tax advisor.