IXYS Announces the Expansion of the Surface Mount Packages D2-Pak (TO-263) and D3-Pak (TO-268) Without Middle Terminal for Higher Creepage Distances

LEIDEN, Netherlands--()--IXYS Corporation (NASDAQ:IXYS), a leader in power semiconductors and IC technologies for energy efficient products used in power conversion and motor control applications, announced today the extension of the D2-Pak (TO-263) and D3-Pak (TO-268) packages without middle terminal for higher voltage solutions that require Surface Mount Devices (SMD) with enlarged creepage distances.

“The new D2 and D3-Pak design without a middle pin provides creepage distances that fulfill standard demands without any additional arrangements. This allows cost effective solutions because a reduction in size and weight are achievable without a reduction in energy efficiency. Integrated power design with small modules can be replaced with low cost SMD alternatives providing more automated and faster assembly structures and an increase in reliability,” states Dr. Elmar Wisotzki, Director of Technology at IXYS Germany. “The expansion of our product portfolio in the SMD high voltage range is a reaction to the growing demand for compact PCB designs for higher voltage applications between 1200V and 1800V.”

Prior SMD solutions with standard discrete components did not offer practicable solutions for applications higher than 1200V. The new IXYS D2-Pak and D3-Pak designs now offer a recommended and standardized footprint, but with compliance to the high voltage ‘creepage’ specifications.

For D3-Pak the creepage distance between terminal and copper backside is greater than or equal to 5.80 mm. This enables the use of 1.2KV D3-Pak in pollution degree 2 industrial designs. For the D2-Pak, the creepage distance between terminal and copper backside is greater than or equal to 4.70 mm. In addition to industrial power control applications, these devices target other applications with 1.2KV to 1.8KV such as power supplies, UPS, renewable energy, motor drives and medical applications.

The extended product portfolio now allows designers to chose from several SCR topologies, standard rectifiers and also IXYS’ dual SCR DT-Triac solutions. Fast diodes and SiC MosFet products complete the current product range.

The following products are available for order:

- CMA20E1600PZ

      D2-PakHV, single SCR; 20A; 1600V

- CMA30E1600PZ

D2-PakHV, single SCR; 30A; 1600V

- CME30E1600PZ

D2-PakHV, single semifast SCR; 30A; 1600V

- CLA30E1200NPZ

D2-PakHV, single SCR; 30A; 1200V (Triac combination with CLB30)

- CLB30I1200PZ

D2-PakHV, single anode gated SCR; 30A; 1200V

- CLA30MT1200NPZ

D2-PakHV, single Triac; 30A; 1200V

- CLA40MT1200NPZ

D2-PakHV, single Triac; 40A; 1200V

- DMA10P1600PZ

D2-PakHV; phase-leg for diode bridges; 10A; 1600V

- DMA10P1800PZ

D2-PakHV; phase-leg for diode bridges; 10A; 1800V

- DAA10P1800PZ

D2-PakHV; phase-leg with Avalanche capability; 10A; 1800V

- DAA10EM1800PZ

D2-PakHV; single diode with Avalanche capability; 10A; 1800V

- DMA30IM1600PZ

D2-PakHV; single diode; 30A; 1600V

- DNA30E2200PZ

D2-PakHV; High voltage single diode; 30A; 2200V

- DNA30EM2200PZ

D2-PakHV; High voltage single diode; 30A; 2200V

- DSEI12-12AZ

D2-PakHV; single FRED; 12A; 1200V

- DSEP12-12AZ

D2-PakHV; single fast HiPerFRED; 12A; 1200V

- DSEP12-12BZ

D2-PakHV; single extreme fast HiPerFRED; 12A; 1200V

- CMA50E1600TZ

D3-PakHV, single SCR; 50A; 1600V

- CLA60MT1200NTZ

D3-PakHV, single Triac; 60A; 1200V

- DSP45-12TZ

D3-PakHV; phase-leg for diode bridges; 45A; 1200V

- DSP45-16TZ

D3-PakHV; phase-leg for diode bridges; 45A; 1600V

- MCB60I1200TZ

D3-PakHV, single SiC MosFet; 60A;1200V

Standard delivery mode for the D2-Pak is tape and reel. For the D3-Pak, standard delivery is by tubes although tape and reel is available upon request.

More product information is available on the IXYS website or by contacting 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.

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for IXYS Corporation
Holger Ostmann, +49 6206 503564


for IXYS Corporation
Holger Ostmann, +49 6206 503564