IXYS Announces Higher Power Rating for its 1.4KV and 1.8KV Phase Control Thyristors With 1315A and 1240A Ratings
LEIDEN, The Netherlands--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IXYS UK, IXYS Corporation’s (NASDAQ:IXYS), high power subsidiary, announced today the improved performance of two recently launched 40mm die pressure contact phase control thyristors with voltage ratings of 1.4KV and 1.8KV, respectively.
The improved ratings of the N1075LN180 and the N1140LN140 were the result of bench marking the actual performance of the devices in testing. This evaluation has confirmed a lower thermal resistance and higher maximum junction temperature which reflects in the device rating as higher average current ratings. Average current for the 1400V part increases from 1140A to 1315A and for the 1800V part the current rating extends from 1075A to 1240A.
The technology of the devices was announced in the November 2013 launch, which included a new silicon die with advanced thermal bonding to a metal disc and encapsulated in a rugged hermetic ceramic packages. The new improved package design has fewer material interfaces and a much improved gate contact, with reduced thermal resistance and enhanced electrical performance. The devices, which have 58mm overall diameter and 26mm package height, comply with the Jedec TO200AB outline.
The improved performances of these devices will further encourage the replacement of the older designs in the same mechanical footprint, which are in the process of being phased out as customers take advantage of these improved products.
“These improved ratings represent a 15% increase in the average current rating and therefore power handling of the new parts, further extending the advantages of these new introductions over our older designs. These revised ratings are part of IXYS UK’s commitment to continue to improve and re-validate the performance of our devices to ensure that the customer gets the best value in amps per dollar,” commented Frank Wakeman, IXYS UK’s Marketing and Technical Support Manager.
Designations for the two devices remain unchanged: N1075LN180 (Vdrm/Vrrm 1800 Volts and Itav 1240A) and N1140LN140 (Vdrm/Vrrm 1400 Volts and Itav 1315A).
Typical applications include soft starters, DC drives, and all controlled rectifier applications which require the higher reliability of a press-pack at these current and voltage ratings.
About IXYS UK
Located in Chippenham, England, IXYS UK Westcode Ltd is the IXYS leading manufacturing site for very high power thyristors, SCRs and rectifiers ranging up to 6500 Volts and 15,000 Amps. IXYS UK continues to supply high technology components for a wide range of applications such as wind and solar energy, welding, AC and DC motor drives for oil, marine and water treatment facilities, uninterruptible power supplies, motor soft starters, transportation, induction heating, mining equipment and many other industrial applications.
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.
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