IXYS Introduces New Optimised Fast 2075 Amps 1.2kV Distributed Gate Thyristor

60% Higher Current Rating, Higher Power Density and Higher Efficiency

LEIDEN, Netherlands & CHIPPENHAM, England--()--IXYS Corporation (NASDAQ:IXYS) an international power and IC semiconductor company, today announced that its wholly owned UK subsidiary, IXYS UK Westcode Ltd., introduced a new 1.2kV pressure contact distributed gate thyristors with increased power density.

This new 2075A fast thyristor has symmetrical blocking with Vdrm/Vrrm equal to 1.2kV and thus is suitable for both voltage and current fed applications. The device offers both higher current and faster turn-off when compared to other parts in the same footprint package size. New improved designs offer up to 60% increase in average current rating and a faster 10 microsecond turn-off option when compared to older designs. The 2.2 inch (56mm) silicon dice are bonded and encapsulated in fully hermetic 2 inch (50mm) electrode contact diameter ceramic packages with industry standard overall diameters of 2.9 inches (74mm).

“The larger die sizes and higher current rating offer our customers more flexibility in customising the parts to meet the needs of their specific applications. The increase in current rating can be traded in adapting the turn-off characteristic to give turn-off which is even faster than the standard offering of 10 microseconds, or tailoring the reverse recovery for series operation,” commented Frank Wakeman, IXYS UK’s Marketing & Technical Support Manager.

These new devices will replace some old customised designs based on a 2.1 inch (53mm) die, with standard parts which do not require any bespoke processing; thereby improving lead times and availability as well as lowering unit cost by reducing negative yield implications.

The device is available in three different switching classes defined by turn-off time: N2075MC12A, turn-off time 10 microseconds, N2075MC12B, turn-off time 12 microseconds, N2075MC12C, turn-off time 15 microseconds.

Typical applications for this device include: induction power supplies for melting, billet heating and surface treatments, as well as resonant power supplies and pulse switches for applications including high power magnets and lasers.

For data sheets please go to the IXYS UK website at www.ixysuk.com or please contact us at (email: sales@ixysuk.com) or telephone: +44 (0)1249 444524 for quotation.

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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Contacts

IXYS UK Westcode Limited
Frank Wakeman, +44 (0)1249 444524
or
IXYS Long Beach
Ray Segall, 562-296-6584 (US sales enquiries only)

Contacts

IXYS UK Westcode Limited
Frank Wakeman, +44 (0)1249 444524
or
IXYS Long Beach
Ray Segall, 562-296-6584 (US sales enquiries only)