|[January 10, 2013]
IXYS Introduces 1.2KV Converter-Brake-Inverter Module with XPT IGBT and Integrated Active Rectifiers --- Highest Level of Power Integration
BIEL, Switzerland --(Business Wire)--
IXYS Corporation (NASDAQ: IXYS), a leader in power semiconductors and
integrated circuit technologies for energy efficient products used in
power supplies, UPSs, motor control and solar inverter applications,
announced today the introduction of the MIXA60WH1200TEH, with ratings of
1.2KV and 60A. This module demonstrates new level of integration,
combining Bipolar and XPT IGBT power semiconductors for a wide range
power control applications.
"This unique module integrates an Active Rectifier bridge with a Brake
and an Inverter into one package, the E3-Pack. The Active Rectifier,
using IXYS thyristors in the bridge, enables a soft start mode for motor
drives and inverters. For power supplies and UPS's, it enables 'in rush
current limit', which results in reduced current losses and reduced
input power dissipation," commented Mr. Jeroen van Zeeland, head of
marketing at IXYS GmbH in Germany.
"By adding digital MCU control, using our Zilog MCUs and our driver ICs,
our customers can further reduce standby power with these modules, and
activate the power when needed," commented Dr. Nathan Zommer, CEO of
IXYS. "This architecture is a natural fit for modern power systems that
can be controlled digitall to save energy in the input stage."
The E3-Pack is a fully isolated, highly reliable module package with a
height of 17 mm. The Inverter stage of this unique module is designed
with short circuit rated XPT IGBTs that are also specified with wider
reverse bias safe operating areas (RBSOA) enabling rugged operations in
a greater power envelope.
With this development, an IXYS customer can reduce the size and weight
of the final power system, thus decreasing the cost and the carbon
footprint for the total product, facilitating higher power densities and
greater material efficiency.
More product information is available on the IXYS website http://ixapps.ixys.com/DataSheet/MIXA60WH1200TEH.pdf
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.
Safe Harbor Statement
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of historical fact, including the benefits, savings, efficiency,
performance, features and suitability of products for various
applications, may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. There are
a number of important factors that could cause the results of IXYS to
differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking
statements, including, among others, risks detailed from time to time in
the Company's SEC (News - Alert) reports, including its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended
September 30, 2012. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly
release the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements.
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