BIEL, Switzerland--()--IXYS Corporation (NASDAQ:IXYS) an international power and IC semiconductor company, today announced that its UK subsidiary, IXYS UK Westcode Ltd., launched two new 83mm die phase control thyristors.
“The technology of alloying the silicon to the metal disc enhances the performance, presenting excellent transient thermal and surge current ratings. The new package design allows for better production control and improved quality when compared to similarly rated devices using either ‘alloy free’ or conventional built alloyed die packaging”
The thyristors rated at 2.8kV to 4.5kV, represent the first introductions in a new product group that uses an integrated die construction and improved package design for better electromechanical and thermal performances. The 4.5kV thyristor has an average current rating (Case temperature 55C) of 2825 amperes and the 2.8kV device a current rating of 3790 amperes, with a junction to heat sink thermal resistance of 0.008 kelvins per watt. The new thyristors are constructed using an all diffused silicon slice fused to a metal disc and the die is encapsulated in a fully hermetic package.
“The technology of alloying the silicon to the metal disc enhances the performance, presenting excellent transient thermal and surge current ratings. The new package design allows for better production control and improved quality when compared to similarly rated devices using either ‘alloy free’ or conventional built alloyed die packaging,” commented Frank Wakeman, IXYS UK’s Marketing & Technical Support Manager.
The devices are available in two industry standard capsule heights and span five different voltage grades. Designations are: one-inch thick package: N3790TJ280 (2800 Volts), N3790TJ280 (2800 Volts), N2825TJ400 (4000 Volts), N2825TJ420 (4200 Volts) and N2825TJ450 (4500 Volts); one and a half inch thick package: N3790TE240 (2400 Volts), N3790TE280 (2800 Volts), N2825TE400 (4000 Volts), N2825TE420 (4200 Volts) and N2825TE450 (4500 Volts). Additional products with voltage ratings 600 Volts to 6500 volts will be launched through the end of 2012 into 2013.
Typical applications for these devices include industrial drives, wind power converters, soft starters, excitation, power grid control, utilities and controlled rectification.
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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