BIEL, Switzerland--()--IXYS Corporation (NASDAQ:IXYS) an international power and IC semiconductor company, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, IXYS UK Westcode Ltd., launched a new addition to its ‘Wespack’ rectifier diode portfolio.
The new 2.8kV rectifier diode extends the upper voltage range of this revolutionary product group, offering maximum power rating for weight and volume, without compromising on quality and reliability. The diode has an RMS current rating of nearly 10,000 amperes and a very low package thermal resistance of 0.013 kelvins per watt. Constructed by using an all diffused silicon slice alloyed to a molybdenum disc, the die is encapsulated in a fully hermetic package. The high quality construction of the diode offers excellent transient thermal and surge current ratings.
“Instead of archaic conventions, the new diode follows the IXYS UK strategy of offering more power and less package with products designed for applications. When compared to conventionally packaged devices, the new Wespack diode offers around 50% more current with 35% less weight; thereby, allowing the user the opportunity to make both energy and material efficient designs,” commented Frank Wakeman, IXYS UK’s Marketing and Technical Support Manager.
“This unique product with megawatts of rectifying power capability is part of our campaign of introducing products that enable our customers to reduce the weight of their power systems, namely, taking their products through a weight loss program, thus reducing the energy cost of shipping their products, and reducing their CO2 footprint,” commented Dr. Nathan Zommer, Founder and CEO of IXYS Corporation.
The new diode is available in two voltage classes. Designation: W5130MK240 for the 2.4kV version and W5130MK280 for the 2.8kV device.
Typical applications for these devices include: front end rectifiers and bridges, DC power supplies, utilities and chemical power supplies.
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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